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When Do You Need a Retaining Wall?

June 22nd, 2017
Retaining Wall

To keep your complete landscape beautiful, a retaining wall is a perfect addition.

Think about the places you’ve been? Do you remember seeing a retaining wall?

Chances are you have seen many, you just may not remember. Retaining walls are

everywhere: Schools, homes, and businesses all use them. A properly built retaining

wall is a functional and beautiful addition to any property that might need one. Here

is a little more information about retaining walls you may find helpful. Read the rest of this entry »

Concrete vs. Asphalt

June 16th, 2017
caulking

Before selecting the materials of your driveway, it is important to know the differences between concrete and asphalt.

Concrete and asphalt are both great materials for parking lots, driveways, and more. If you are

interested in potentially changing the parking lot at your property to concrete or asphalt, here’s

what you need to know. Today we will be discussing the core differences between concrete and

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Why Does Asphalt Crack?

June 9th, 2017
Asphalt Defects

There are many reasons that your asphalt may be cracking — and it’s always best to keep some maintenance tips in mind.

Asphalt is a sticky, black and highly glutinous liquid, or semi-solid form of petroleum. Its primary use is for the construction of driveways and road and occasionally used to seal flat roofs, where it is used as the glue or binder mixed with combined particles to produce asphalt concrete. The most common occurrence of cracked asphalt happens when water seeps into the pavement through open cracks, and potholes occur. When the water freezes, expansion occurs thus widening the crack further. During warm weather, the iced water melts away leaving the cracks with open voids. A pothole emerges when the surrounding walls fall into the void. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Infrared Asphalt Repair?

June 2nd, 2017
Asphalt Installation

Infrared is slowly becoming one of the most state-of-the-art and cost-efficient means of residential asphalt repair.

Infrared asphalt repair is a tried and true method to seamlessly repair cracks in

asphalt pavement. It combines hot-mix asphalt with the existing, damaged asphalt

and then compacts the area for a smooth, seamless finish.

If you look at your asphalt surface and notice potholes, divots, cracks, heaving, or

any other kind of uneven areas you may want to consider infrared repair. Read the rest of this entry »

How Striping Your Parking Lot Can Increase Curb Appeal

May 22nd, 2017
parking lot

Parking lot striping is necessary in order to follow ADA regulations. However, there are many benefits and advantages that come with properly striping your parking lot.

Parking lot striping is necessary in order to follow ADA regulations.  However, there are many benefits and advantages that come with properly striping your parking lot.  A freshly paved parking lot in particular should have bright and clear striping in order to create a beautiful curb appeal.  If you’re wondering about the advantages that come with a newly striped parking lot, read on.

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Should You Repave or Sealcoat Your Parking Lot?

May 15th, 2017
sealcoat

If you can’t remember the last time that you gave your parking lot some extra TLC, it is definitely time to repave or sealcoat your parking lot.

The summer months have arrived and it’s so hot that you could fry an egg on the pavement. Speaking of frying an egg on the pavement-when was the last time you took care of your parking lot pavement? If you can’t remember the last time that you gave your parking lot some extra TLC, it is definitely time to repave or sealcoat your parking lot. Should you repave or sealcoat your parking lot this summer?

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Why Should You Care About Your Brick Mortar?

April 24th, 2017
brick mortar

Whether you’re a commercial property owner or property manager, taking care of your brick buildings is important to the safety and structural integrity of your property.

Whether you’re a commercial property owner or property manager, taking care of your brick buildings is important to the safety and structural integrity of your property. Brick mortar is incredibly important when it comes to structural health. Why should you care about your brick mortar and regularly maintain it?

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Pavement Maintenance 101 for Property Managers

April 17th, 2017
property managers

Pavement maintenance is a critical duty of every property manager, and hiring the pros at PTG Enterprises is a great way to make sure that the job is done right every time.

Property managers have a lot on their plates between taking care of their residents and commercial clients, coordinating maintenance as necessary, and staying on top of what’s going on at their properties. One of their most important responsibilities is keeping the area surrounding their property looking great. Pavement maintenance is a critical duty of every property manager, and hiring the pros at PTG Enterprises is a great way to make sure that the job is done right every time.

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What to do When Your Pavement is Discolored

April 10th, 2017
pavement discoloration

Pavement discoloration can ruin a beautiful paving job, and can happen easily without proper care.

While we may ideally all want perfectly even and consistent concrete, and finishing can get us very close to that goal, the reality is that this will never be one hundred percent perfect. No matter how much effort you pour into a project, there will always be even minor inconsistencies due to several factors. These include ingredient mixing, methods of application, the weather, and curing time. Here are some ways to take on discolored pavement issues.


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How to Routinely Maintain Your Porous Pavement

April 7th, 2017
porous pavement

Because porous pavement maintenance requires something a little different than maintenance of regular pavement, we’re going to go over the general checklist for maintaining your porous pavement.

Porous pavement is a very special kind of pavement that drains water into the ground below it very strategically.  This system is delicate, and needs to be supported in every way possible.  Most support must come from the owner of the pavement, in order to make sure everything is working as it should.  Because porous pavement maintenance requires something a little different than maintenance of regular pavement, we’re going to go over the general checklist for maintaining your porous pavement.  Read on for more information.


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