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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 »

4 Ways to Prepare Your Asphalt for Cold Weather

October 4th, 2019
a pothole filled with rainwater

Repair potholes in your asphalt now before winter weather increases damage.

Autumn has just begun, which means it is the perfect time to start protecting your asphalt for the winter months. Asphalt maintenance is crucial year-round to keeping professional and safe roads and parking lots, but cold weather prevents much maintenance during the winter months. What you can do instead is to prepare your asphalt before the snow or ice comes. This way, your asphalt has a better chance of retaining its quality into the springtime. There are a few simple steps you can take to prepare your asphalt for heavy winter weather.  Read the rest of this entry »

What To Do When The Asphalt In Your Parking Lot Is Wearing Down

September 27th, 2019
Learn what to do when the asphalt in your parking lot is wearing down.

Learn what to do when the asphalt in your parking lot is wearing down.

Your parking lot is often the first impression that a potential customer has of your business. If it is smooth and clean and well-kept, it looks like you take good care of it, and people can assume, by extension, that you will take care of their business needs. When it is full of potholes, covered in oil spots, and messy with trash, a potential customer may decide that they should take their business elsewhere. But paving a parking lot is a significant expense, and the unfortunate reality is that the asphalt on your lot naturally starts to break down almost as soon as it is down. However, there are some steps you can take to protect your parking lot if you see that it is wearing down more quickly than it should.   Read the rest of this entry »

5 Ways Commercial Asphalt Paving Services Can Help Your Business Save Money

September 20th, 2019
Pavement Repair Baltimore

Learn about five ways commercial asphalt paving services can help your business save money.

New asphalt on your parking lot can be a lot of money, but it is one of the best investments for your business. A significant expense like this is probably not the first thing to come to mind when you’re thinking about ways to save money. The truth is, however, that an investment in commercial asphalt services can actually save your business money, whether you’re having new asphalt installed or replacing the old asphalt you already have. Read the rest of this entry »