Retaining Wall 101: What Is It And What Are Its Benefits?

September 12th, 2019
retaining wall

Learn about retaining walls and their benefits.

Slopes on your property can be a challenge not only for building, but for paving, planting, and landscaping as well. This is one of the major reasons that many property owners need to construct retaining walls. Whether your property requires one wall or a system of walls, retaining walls hold back earth and water on a slope to prevent erosion and manage water drainage. This makes retaining walls absolutely crucial for many kinds of plantings, as well as properties in particularly vulnerable areas for stormwater drainage problems and soil erosion. Read on for more of the basics of retaining walls and the benefits of using them on your property. Read the rest of this entry »

Why It’s Important To Remove Oil From Your Parking Lot

September 6th, 2019
Learn why it’s important to remove oil from your parking lot.

Learn why it’s important to remove oil from your parking lot.

Your parking lot is an extremely important part of your business, as it gives customers an easy place to park so that they can access your business without needing to find or pay for street parking. It makes sense that, like any other investment in your business, you have to spend time and money maintaining the parking lot. When you have a lot paved, it starts to break down almost immediately, though the process is usually slow, giving you many years of use. Some factors can exacerbate the breakdown, however, and oil spots are one of the worst.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Life Cycle Of An Average Asphalt Parking Lot

August 30th, 2019
Parking Lot Striping Baltimore

Learn more about the life cycle of an average asphalt parking lot.

Have you ever wondered about the expected lifespan of your parking lot? The average lifespan of a parking area can vary depending on factors like care and environment, but often it follows a straightforward pattern that you can use as a guideline for planning care and treatment. In general, a well cared for parking lot should last 25 years, but there are a few exceptions. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Steps To Take After Sealcoating Your Parking Lot

August 23rd, 2019
seal coating

Learn about four steps to take after sealcoating your parking lot.

When it comes to effective parking lot maintenance, sealcoating is a key part of keeping your pavement functional and looking good as new. In order to maintain the long-term durability and appearance of your parking lot, property managers should frequently inspect and repair pavement. However, parking lot maintenance isn’t quite finished after fresh sealcoating. In order to take full advantage of the benefits of sealcoating, there are a few key steps you should take in order to make sure your parking lot stays new for years to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Asphalt Pavement

August 22nd, 2019
parking lot

Follow this spring maintenance checklist for your asphalt pavement.

Parking lots, walkways, and other types of asphalt pavement will require spring maintenance before you know it. With all the other springtime repairs, maintenance, and landscaping you may have on your plate, it’s a good idea to sort out the maintenance your asphalt pavement will need this spring. By considering spring maintenance now, you can get ahead of any tricky repairs or patches you may need when the snow and ice finally subsides. Plus, you can keep your pavement safer and usable all year round by being proactive with maintenance. Here are the essentials when it comes to spring maintenance for your asphalt pavement. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »