Asphalt Millings for Driveway / Parking around shed?

GreensvilleJay

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I had a lot of RAP (Recycled Ashphalt Pavement') put down on the 'parking lot' next door. As long as you KEEP driving over it, it keeps packed down BUT it's not 'glued' so you can 'relocate' RAP by dragging a board, gouging it,etc. Park a car on RAP and the 'middle' section of RAP will loosen up
 

chim

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We have a laydown area behind our shop at work that has been just gravel for many years. About 3 years ago we lucked into a large quantity of millings. We spread them with a skidsteer and went over them with a vibratory roller. It looks like regular asphalt in most places and has held up well even through the snow plowing, except for a few places where we didn't have sufficient thickness. I wouldn't go less than 4-6" thick.
 

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Different name but the same stuff.
Not necessarily, if it is true crushed asphalt, then it has been through a crusher to break up larger pieces from taking up all the asphalt in a road surface. Millings are when they grind the surface off so it can be the same or different depending on what they actually did to get them.
 
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dirtydeed

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I really don't get why people say to spray millings with diesel. IMO that actually breaks down tar/binder.

Just consider that paving companies coat the dump beds in their trucks with diesel so the asphalt doesn't stick to it. I remember doing the same using cold patch when I worked for the TWP. Also, look at parking lots where oil had been dripping. Those areas typically have very soft pavement due to the oil.

If you do a search, there is smaller US company that actually sells additive for millings to help them harden up. I don't think its diesel.

YMMV
 

Jhilde

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I use asphalt millings quite a bit at work and it works good except if you get pot holes. You can't really grade it easily once it's hardened up like you can with gravel.