Emergency Cold Tar Patching Through the Winter

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.

Cold Tar Patching

Even though it is winter, you can make emergency repairs to asphalt with cold tar patching. This product is made with special polymers that make it ready to use. 

How it Works

Cold patch is soft, sticky, and pliable. All you have to do is use a shovel or pour it into the pothole or area to be repaired. Then tamp it down with a hand tool or heavy object. Cold asphalt hardens quickly after it is applied. No heat or rolling is required.


Very little preparation is necessary. You might want to remove any debris in the area that needs to be patched. However, cold tar patching works even in areas where there is standing water. That means an emergency asphalt repair is easier than ever.  

Anytime of Year

Previously, asphalt repair was done in warm weather. Hot asphalt was poured onto the damaged section of the road and then a piece of heavy equipment with a roller was used to flatten and smooth it out on the surface of the road. Cold tar patching is different. You can use it any time of year. It is especially handy for emergency repairs because it is quick and easy to use.  

Paving Services and Maintenance from PTG Enterprises

If you want to protect your asphalt and ensure it has a long lifespan, choose PTG Enterprises for your sealcoating and asphalt maintenance needs. We offer commercial concrete, masonry, asphalt installation, repair, and paving throughout Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel, Howard, and P.G. Counties. If you are interested in hearing how we can help you, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 636-8777. For more tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedInGoogle+, and Flickr

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