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3 Reasons Why Parking Lot Pothole Repair Is Important For Your Business

February 14th, 2018
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Learn why repairing potholes in your parking lot is so important for your business.

Every driver is used to seeing the occasional pothole on the road, but a parking lot full of potholes looks bad for any business. When a customer pulls into your parking lot and sees an unmaintained lot full of potholes, they will likely have an immediate negative reaction towards your business. Property managers should repair potholes as quickly as possible, as it not only helps to make a positive first impression but will also limit liability and save them money in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

How Parking Lot Striping Adds Instant Curb Appeal

February 7th, 2018
Learn how parking lot striping adds instant curb appeal for your property.

Learn how parking lot striping adds instant curb appeal for your property.

Parking lot striping is an essential step for every property manager, as a striped parking lot increases safety and adds curb appeal to your business. A parking lot is the first thing customers notice as they arrive at your property, and a well stripped and maintained parking lot makes a great first impression. Read the rest of this entry »

Pavement Maintenance Tips For Property Managers

January 31st, 2018
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Pavement maintenance is a critical duty of every property manager.

Property managers have a lot of responsibilities, but keeping the parking lot and pavement surrounding their property in good shape is one of their most important duties. A parking lot is one of the first things a visitor sees when arriving at a new property, and that first impression can leave the guest feeling negatively about the business before they even reach the building. Pavement maintenance can be a tough job for property managers to do alone, but PTG Enterprises knows how to get the job done right every time. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Asphalt Sealcoating Works

January 24th, 2018
Sealcoating vs. Unsealed Parking Lot

Sealcoating protects asphalt and makes it look fresh, new, and clean.

Asphalt sealing, often referred to as sealcoating, is important for protecting asphalt from destructive elements. While sealed asphalt may be seen as more expensive, unsealed asphalt actually costs property managers more money in the long run as it deteriorates much quicker. Read the rest of this entry »

Weather Effects and Sustainability Of Concrete

January 12th, 2018
Keeping new concrete protected from freezing temperatures is essential for producing a quality, long-lasting product.

Keeping new concrete protected from freezing temperatures is essential for producing a quality, long-lasting product.

Variables in weather have a direct impact on a concrete mix, including whether it’s hot or cold, windy, humid, or dry on any given day. The most damaging type of weather is cold and precipitation in frigid temperatures. Ultimately, concrete should be as strong as possible to ensure its durability and longevity. Therefore, keeping new concrete protected from dipping temperatures is essential for producing a quality, long-lasting product.    Read the rest of this entry »

How Much Damage Can Potholes Do to Vehicles?

January 5th, 2018
Potholes can do more damage to your car than you may think.

Potholes can do more damage to your car than you may think.

When you drive over a pothole, you can feel the jolt of the bump from your tires and up to your seats. You imagine the type of damage that these harsh road elements can have on your car and the expensive costs of repairing this damage. To have a better idea of what you may be facing, here is a breakdown of the type of damage that can occur from driving into potholes. Read the rest of this entry »

Emergency Cold Tar Patching Through the Winter

December 22nd, 2017
Why Does Asphalt Pavement Deteriorate?

Damage to parking lots can be caused by the drop in temperature, resulting in cracks and potholes.

Winter has arrived in Maryland, bringing freezing temperatures, blustery winds, and icy precipitation, including sleet and snow. While it can be an exhilarating and invigorating time of year, the cold weather also presents special challenges for people who own businesses. One of those issues that you may not think of right away is damage to parking lots. This can be caused by changes in temperatures such as freezing and thawing. If you notice cracks or potholes in the parking lot of your business, you need to make repairs right away before the problem gets worse.

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Property Managers Should Start Thinking About 2018 Pavement Projects

December 15th, 2017
2018 Pavement Projects

It’s time for property managers to begin planning for paving projects in 2018!

Now is the perfect time for property managers to begin planning for paving projects in 2018. There are a lot of moving pieces and questions to be asked when planning: is there a brand new area that needs to be paved? Does an existing paved area need to be re-striped or sealed? Can any of these projects be pushed back a year, or is it imperative to fix this year? That is why seeking professional pavement contractor services can be vital to your project planning.   Read the rest of this entry »

The Environment Effects of Road Salt and Eco-Friendly Alternatives

December 8th, 2017
How does Salt affect the Road?

Did that know that road salt has many negative environmental effects?

Road salt is used throughout the country by municipalities and property management companies to keep roadways and parking lots safe. However, road salt is not always the best thing for the asphalt or pavement that it’s being placed on. Beyond how it affects the pavement itself, it’s also important to consider the environmental ramifications of road salt. Read the rest of this entry »

What Makes Good Concrete?

December 1st, 2017
Ever wonder what it is that makes quality concrete?

Ever wonder what it is that makes quality concrete?

Concrete is all around us, whether we are walking down the street or sitting on the couch on top of our home’s foundation. Good concrete is essential to sturdy structures and safe roads. What makes good concrete? Read the rest of this entry »