Four Reasons to Consider Asphalt Millings Over Gravel

November 5, 2021

Gravel is a useful material in asphalt paving projects. It’s been used in many applications for a variety of different types of tasks. However, using asphalt millings instead of gravel for asphalt driveway resurfacing or other projects would be a wise choice.
During asphalt driveway resurfacing, sometimes the top layer of asphalt is skimmed off. This prevents the surface from becoming too tall from repeated resurfacings.
Instead of discarding the spare asphalt that’s been removed, it can be ground up by an asphalt milling machine and used again for other asphalt paving projects. Here are four reasons why you should consider using asphalt millings instead of gravel.

Environmentally friendly

Asphalt millings are a recycled material, so using them in lieu of gravel means no new material needs to be produced. With asphalt millings, you’re not only giving the materials a second life, you’re also preventing them from being wasted and taking up space in a landfill.
If that’s not enough, using sustainable materials like asphalt millings can help you earn credits toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Cost effective

In addition to benefiting the environment, asphalt millings are often cheaper than gravel. This is because they’re a recycled material left over from other asphalt projects.
No new material must be produced or transported if you use them on site, so you don’t have to pay as much as you normally would for gravel.


Gravel might be considered durable, but it’s no match for asphalt millings. When completing projects like asphalt driveway resurfacing, asphalt millings are one of the most enduring materials you can use.
This is because asphalt millings can stand up to extreme weather such as sizzling heat, freezing cold, heavy rain and even snow. Because asphalt millings are a darker color than gravel, snow and ice will melt off of them faster. They also have the added benefit of bonding over time, something gravel simply cannot do.

Low maintenance

You won’t have to spend time resurfacing, refinishing or replacing a parking lot or road that’s been paved with asphalt millings. In addition, when asphalt millings bond together as mentioned above, the surface becomes stronger. Asphalt millings also offer a cleaner surface that produces significantly less dirt and dust than gravel, which means you won’t have to clean your vehicles as often after driving over the pavement’s surface.

Call for your asphalt paving solutions today

Whether you need to pave a road or parking lot for a commercial building or you simply want to pave or repave your driveway, you should consider asphalt millings for all the reasons listed above.

If you want to use asphalt millings in your upcoming asphalt driveway resurfacing project, reach out to the team at Paveco Inc. to schedule a consultation. We’re the trusted professionals when it comes to commercial and residential paving, as well as hardscape solutions, and we’d be glad to tell you more about how asphalt millings might be an effective solution to your paving needs. We offer free estimates, so give us a call today!

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