Milling & Reclamation

What Is Milling?

When a pavement is resurfaced, typically only the top layer of asphalt is replaced. This process is known as asphalt milling or cold milling. It involves the removal of the existing asphalt surface to a certain depth—usually a few inches—to get rid of any damage, deterioration, or irregularities in the top layer.

The Process


We prepare the area for resurfacing. This process involves removing obstructions, cleaning the surface, and evaluating the existing pavement’s condition.


We remove the top layer of asphalt using specialized equipment. The milling machine pulverizes the damaged asphalt, which is repurposed for the new layer.

Surface Repair

We fix any damaged or irregular sections of the subgrade, creating a solid foundation for a fresh asphalt layer.


We pour fresh, hot asphalt onto the subgrade and compress it to achieve a smooth finish.

Finishing & Marking

We apply any additional features, which might include line striping or road markings.

What Is Reclamation?

Reclamation creates a more durable foundation for the new asphalt layer. By not requiring excavation and the removal of damaged asphalt, this process is quicker and more affordable than alternative repair methods.

The Process

Grind & Blend

We grind and blend the remaining material, along with any soil and aggregates, to strengthen the foundation before applying the fresh asphalt layer.

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Our Service Areas

Maryland’s Paving & Concrete Provider

Standard Paving & Concrete leads the industry in paving maintenance, repairs, and installation. We proudly serve clients in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Delaware. Find a location near you to get started.

Our Office:

983 Benning Road
Galesville, MD 20765

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Get in Touch

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