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Repair Potholes in Winter With Cold Asphalt Patching

December 10th, 2019
cold asphalt patching can repair potholes

Cold asphalt patching can repair dangerous potholes during the cold winter months.

There are still a few months left of wintry weather here in Maryland, but parking lots and asphalt surfaces still need repairs. Due to the fluctuating and often freezing temperatures affecting pavement during the winter, cracks and potholes can quickly form. Waiting too long to fix potholes and cracks will only increase the damage, so it is best to repair them as soon as possible. Fortunately, with cold asphalt patching, you do not need to wait for warm weather conditions to restore your pavement.  Read the rest of this entry »

When to Begin Planning Paving Projects for 2020

December 5th, 2019
planning paving projects for asphalt and concrete surfaces

December is the time to begin planning pavement projects for 2020.

The final month of the year is finally here, and it is an excellent time to start planning for 2020. Property managers should begin planning paving projects they wish to complete in the coming year. However, balancing project planning with the end-of-year business can get overwhelming. If you need assistance in planning paving projects for 2020, contact PTG today and use our professional pavement contractor services to help you develop your strategy for next year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Why PTG Recommends Charitable Giving This Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2019
A businessman holds out a red heart

PTG Enterprises recommends charitable giving to benefit your community.

As Thanksgiving approaches, many people begin to think about all that they have and all that they appreciate. Businesses do this as well as individuals, and at PTG Enterprises, we encourage charitable giving by having each employee select a charity PTG can donate to for the year. If you want your business to increase its philanthropic efforts, there are multiple reasons why this will benefit not only your business but your employees and the local community you serve.  Read the rest of this entry »

PTG Enterprises is Your Go-To Commercial Paving Service

November 18th, 2019
pavement parking lot at Parkview at Ellicott City

PTG has provided paving services for multi-family HOAs such as the Parkview at Ellicott City.

Since its founding in 2001, PTG Enterprises has been dedicated to serving our commercial clients with asphalt and concrete paving services. We serve facilities across a wide range of sizes and purposes, from shopping centers to multi-family homes, to business parks. Read on for more information on who we serve, and if you have paving needs for a facility located in Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel, Howard, and Prince George’s Counties, contact PTG today!  Read the rest of this entry »

Now Is the Time for Asphalt Patching

November 14th, 2019
A pothole in need of asphalt patching

Asphalt patching is necessary for covering up dangerous potholes before winter.

We’re already halfway through November, and temperatures are steadily dropping. You may think the imminent arrival of winter weather means that it is too late for asphalt patching. However, many asphalt patching services are available through December, up to temperatures officially drop. Learn how you can prepare for asphalt patching in November and why it is important to repair any damaged pavement before winter arrives.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Protect Your Concrete From Winter Weather

November 7th, 2019
A person shovels away snow to protect their driveway.

Removing snow as soon as possible can help protect your concrete surface from winter damage.

Concrete surfaces are highly resistant to heat and rain, but winter weather may be their one real weakness. If you have a concrete driveway, walkway, patio, sidewalk, or any other various surfaces that may be constructed from concrete, there are steps you should take to protect your concrete this winter. If concrete is left unattended through the harsh cold months of winter, you may find yourself having to spend quite a bit on concrete repair come springtime. Instead of waiting to make repairs, learn now how to protect your concrete from the harsh effects of frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall.  Read the rest of this entry »

6 Ways to De-Ice Pavement Without Using Rock Salt

November 1st, 2019
A person shovels and de-ices pavement

There are other methods for de-icing your pavement without using hazardous rock salt.

As the winter weather moves in, your concrete and asphalt pavements become vulnerable to damage from rock salt. Rock salt is the most common de-icing agent used for decreasing the snow and ice buildup on pavements. However, the rock salt can damage your concrete pavement through the freeze-thaw cycle it instigates. 

Additionally, the ice melts into your concrete, freezes, and destroys the concrete from the inside out. Rock salt is also hazardous to the environment, pets, and kids. However, you can still de-ice pavement without resorting to rock salt. Read on to learn several tips that will keep your pavement attractive and safe throughout the winter season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Why Asphalt Cracks and How to Repair It

October 23rd, 2019
A cracked section of asphalt

Learn what causes asphalt cracks and the steps you can take to repair your asphalt pavement.

Commercial asphalt parking lots are especially vulnerable to developing cracks during cold weather seasons. These cracks develop from the excess water vapor in the air, as well as snow, ice, and rain that frequently fall during late autumn and winter. However, if asphalt cracks develop, there are some solutions that PTG Enterprises is eager to provide to retain the integrity of your asphalt pavement. Read on to learn the specific asphalt repair jobs required to fix those pesky asphalt cracks.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Freeze-Thaw Cycles Can Damage Asphalt Pavement

October 18th, 2019
An asphalt road covered in a light snowfall.

The freeze-thaw cycles of winter can damage your asphalt if you don’t take these precautions.

You may have noticed that asphalt work is almost always best done during the warmer months of spring and summer. This is because the binder in the asphalt is liquid at high temperatures (and easier to work), and it hardens in cold weather. In the freezing temperatures of winter, asphalt hardens enough that it becomes brittle. This means that it is easier to break, especially when it is subjected to repeated freeze-thaw cycles.  Read the rest of this entry »

5 Benefits of Sealing Concrete

October 10th, 2019
Concrete sealant creates a smooth concrete sidewalk

Sealing your concrete with PTG Enterprises means your concrete can look as smooth as day one for decades after.

Concrete is a durable material perfect for sidewalks, curbs, dumpster pads, and similar sturdy structures. We at PTG Enterprises appreciate the strength of concrete and what it can provide for the look and consistency of your commercial property. Occasionally concrete can become cracked and broken through age, incident, or exposure to harsh weather. To avoid this, PTG recommends the application of a concrete sealant to provide additional protection to your concrete and to prevent extensive repairs in the future. Read on to discover the many benefits that come with sealing concrete.  Read the rest of this entry »