Is Your Pavement Ready for This Winter?

Make sure your pavement is ready for the snow and ice by winterizing your pavement with PTG Enterprises.

Make sure your pavement is ready for the snow and ice by winterizing your pavement with PTG Enterprises.

Winter is approaching fast and now is the time, if you haven’t already done so, to start the winterization process for your pavement. Parking lots and other paved surfaces should be prepared for the havoc that winter can often wreak by taking those necessary steps before it comes. In addition to your regular maintenance, follow this guide and call PTG to get your pavement ready to endure the winter weather.

Clear Debris

To prepare pavement for the winter, you should first do a thorough walkthrough to examine and inspect, and problem areas that you see need to be addressed. Any areas of standing water or cracks should be fixed immediately before the winter comes and exacerbates those issues. Clear all the dirt, debris, and even litter from the curbs and drainage systems. This will allow the water from ice and melting snow to escape as it should, to ensure that it won’t pool anywhere on your property and create potholes and further damage.

Seal and Re-seal

Sealcoating of pavement should take place up to every five years to ensure the durability of the property. If that time is approaching, be sure that this type of maintenance is completed before the onset of winter. It helps protect the pavement from oil and gas spills in addition to making the pavement look newer longer.

Limit Heavy Traffic

If possible, during the winter months, limit the amount of heavy traffic that flows over your pavement. This includes large trucks of any kind and other heavy vehicles. The harsh weather of the winter exacerbates the amount of stress that your pavement is under and adding the weight of these kinds of vehicles will lead to cracks, especially if the pavement has been compromised by water runoff from melting snow and ice.  

Repair and Rehab

This is where the professionals at PTG come in. They will inspect and examine your pavement to determine the best options for repairing your current property. This may even include reconstruction if necessary.  

Winterize Your Pavement with 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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