Milling & Pulverizing
has been a pioneer in the road-building reclamation processes since 1984 and
began by recycling existing asphalt pavements via CAT 1000 cold planers. Today,
Walbec works with local agencies, OSHA, and equipment manufacturers to continue
innovating road reclamation processes with one of the country's largest fleets
of reclamation equipment. We can handle it all, from high production pavement
removal and roadway milling to stringent ride profile specifications and soil
Did you know? Asphalt is the most recycled material in the United States. Walbec's versatile fleet of reclamation equipment removes pavement in widths from two feet to twelve feet, up to 12 inches in depth, all in a single pass. Our customers benefit from the maximum output and high daily production rates from variable speed drums, advanced leveling systems, and superior digital displays.
also offers pavement pulverization and soil stabilization. These
high-production pulverizers can cut up to 16 inches in depth, all within a
Walbec was a leader in the Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership to study the exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Before this partnership, there were no studies on the silica dust exposure to employees surrounding the milling machine. This study tested, developed, and implemented methods to outline best practices that allow employees to operate and work around equipment with the least amount of exposure to unhealthy silica dust. Mitigating exposure to our team members continues to be a top priority.
Walbec's milling equipment includes vacuum systems that create a negative
pressure to remove a mix of dust particles and water vapor inside the drum
housing. This mixture is then deposited onto the mill conveyor, improving the
air quality around our team members operating the equipment.
The milling process is the first step in creating a smooth-riding roadway. Providing the flattest ride possible for the traveling public is the goal of each resurfacing or paving project.
mills are equipped with high-precision leveling systems to control the milling
machine's cutting depth, slope, and speed to achieve smooth ride pavements. The
leveling systems consist of controllers, read-out panels, sonic sensors, and
contact sensors to set, control, and monitor milling depths and slope
parameters throughout the milling process.
quality of the finished milled surface is not only a product of the machine
operation, but the stability of the teeth used to cut into the existing
pavements. Milling operators perform multiple inspections of the cutting teeth
throughout each shift and frequently replace worn teeth to ensure the highest