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When Is The Best Time To Repave My Parking Lot?

August 14th, 2019
PTG Enterprises

How are you meant to know if it’s time to repave? Be on the lookout for these big indicators that it may be about time.

Your parking lot is an important part of your business. It provides a safe and secure place for you employees to park, and also a convenient place for customers and potential customers to leave their cars if they stop by. It also serves as one of the first impressions for your business.  When the parking lot is run down, dirty, or in need of repair, it can create a negative impression in the mind of potential customers even before they walk through your door. So if you do need to repair your lot, how do you know if you need to patch or repave? And if you do need to repave, when is the right time to do it? 

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Three Signs That It’s Time To Re-Stripe Your Parking Lot

August 9th, 2019
Parking Lot

Be on the lookout for these indicators that it’s time to re-stripe a parking lot.

Even with diligent care, there comes a time when every parking lot needs to be restriped. Many business owners put off restriping for far too long because it is an annoying process, but having your parking lot in good condition is critical. It’s easy to forget that your parking lot is one of the first places your customers see and it helps inform their opinion of your entire business. With that in mind, there are a few signs that it’s time to get your lot restriped. 

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What Causes Potholes and How To Fix Them

August 2nd, 2019
Learn what causes potholes and how to fix them.

Learn what causes potholes and how to fix them.

Potholes are a common problem in most areas, but they are a big problem for property owners. Every year, potholes on public roads and parking lots cost millions of dollars in damage to vehicles. They can damage tires, wheels, axels, and shocks, among other car components. Continue reading to learn about potholes and how to fix them in your parking lot. Read the rest of this entry »

How Various Weather Situations Distress Asphalt

July 26th, 2019
Learn how various weather situations distress asphalt.

Learn how various weather situations distress asphalt.

Although asphalt is very strong and durable, it will still be affected by the elements including snow, rain, and sun. It’s important for property managers to understand how the different seasons and changing weather patterns can distress their parking lots in order to provide the proper pavement care and damage prevention. Continue reading to learn how various weather situations can distress your asphalt pavement. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Important Asphalt Paving Budget Tips For Property Managers

July 19th, 2019
Fall Sealcoating

Learn about four important asphalt paving budget tips for property managers.

If your parking lot is in bad shape, you may be wondering how to fit repairs into a tight property budget. However, establishing a realistic parking lot maintenance budget is easier than you may think! Continue reading for four important asphalt paving budget tips for property managers. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Important Tips For Parking Lot Maintenance

July 12th, 2019
Here are 3 important tips for parking lot maintenance.

Here are 3 important tips for parking lot maintenance.

Your parking lot is often the first thing people see as they approach your business and the state of the lot – be it flat and nicely painted or cracked and full of potholes – contributes greatly to their first impression. It would be nice if parking lots were set-it-and-forget-it, especially since they tend to last between 20 and 30 years on average. That’s just not the case, however, because those decades are not guaranteed, especially if your lot is subject to heavy traffic, extreme temperatures and sun exposure, or chemical contamination. In order to keep your parking lot looking good for as long as possible, you have to make parking lot maintenance a priority. Here are 3 tips to get you started. Read the rest of this entry »

What Is Infrared Asphalt Repair?

July 5th, 2019
Concrete Asphalt Parking Lots

Learn about infrared asphalt repair.

Asphalt driveways and parking lots are used almost daily by countless vehicles. It’s only natural that over time, your asphalt will require repairs and routine maintenance. Whether the freeze/thaw cycle has left your parking lot cracked, or wear-and-tear has left potholes throughout your pavement, asphalt repair will eventually be necessary. You may be wondering–what’s the best way to patch or repair my asphalt pavement? Though most of us are familiar with asphalt patching, infrared asphalt repair is a highly effective and durable method for repairing blacktop. Learn about why infrared asphalt repair is a good choice and how it can benefit you. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Types Of Pavement Rehabilitation

June 24th, 2019
spring

Learn about three types of pavement rehabilitation.

Pavement is a considerable investment for any business, and it is one with a pretty finite lifespan. As soon as pavement is installed, the forces of nature start to work on breaking it down, even when the aggregate base is properly graded, and the pavement is properly installed. Routine maintenance plays a huge role in keeping the pavement usable for as long as possible, but eventually, it will reach a point where it no longer makes a difference. Pavement rehabilitation is a means to turn back the clock on that pavement lifecycle and extend the usable life of your pavement. If you’re interested in pavement rehabilitation, there are three types that you should be aware of. Read the rest of this entry »

Concrete vs. Asphalt Parking Lots

June 21st, 2019
Learn about the difference between concrete and asphalt parking lots.

Learn about the difference between concrete and asphalt parking lots.

Whether you’re installing a new parking lot or replacing one that’s been well worn and damaged over the years, you should weigh your options carefully. After all, a parking lot gives the first impression of your building in many ways, so it’s important that it’s safe, durable, and easy to maintain. Parking lots are generally laid in asphalt or concrete, and there are a number of factors that will help determine which is right for you. Choosing a parking lot will mainly depend on the amount of traffic your lot will see, weather patterns in your area, and the required level of ongoing maintenance. Using these main criteria, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of concrete and asphalt parking lots. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Things That May Be Ruining Your Asphalt

June 10th, 2019
 Learn about five things that may be ruining your asphalt.

Learn about five things that may be ruining your asphalt.

Your parking lot is an important part of your business, as it gives your customers an easy place to park so they can access your store or office. If it has a lot of potholes that need to be filled, however, it will reflect poorly on your business and brand. It could also be a liability if someone gets injured in your lot. But what kinds of things can damage your asphalt? Actually, a lot of things, since asphalt starts degrading as soon as it goes down. So if you are worried about what can damage your asphalt and the first impression it produces, read on.  Read the rest of this entry »