How to Create an ADA Compliant Parking Lot

March 20th, 2020
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An ADA compliant parking lot requires proper sizing, placement, and marking of accessible parking spaces.

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, was created to ensure that public places across America are accessible for people with disabilities. ADA compliance is essential for every property, and property managers must take care that their property follows the guidelines of the ADA. The ADA has regulations for the spaces inside as well as outside most businesses, including the parking lot. The parking lot is the entrance to your business, so creating an ADA compliant parking lot is crucial for making your business accessible to every individual. Read on to learn what necessary components your parking lot needs to be considered ADA compliant.  Read the rest of this entry »

Why You Should Repair Your Potholes in Spring

March 12th, 2020
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The warm weather of spring gives you an excellent chance to repair asphalt potholes.

Potholes are one of the biggest problems for commercial parking lots and commercial paved spaces. If you have potholes on your property, it is crucial that you repair them as soon as possible before they become larger and create serious problems. The best time of year to fix these dangers to pedestrians and vehicles is during warm weather seasons. Springtime is the best time to start repairing your potholes, as several new ones may have developed during the winter. Read on to learn why spring is the best time to repair your potholes, and how PTG Enterprises can help you prepare for your repairs today.  Read the rest of this entry »

Prepare Your Pavement for Spring With This Maintenance Checklist

March 5th, 2020
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Sealcoating is a crucial part of any pavement maintenance checklist.

Spring will be here before you know it, and with the change in seasons and weather, comes a perfect opportunity to reevaluate and refresh your asphalt pavement surfaces. If you plan on upgrading the exterior of your business, updating your landscaping, and repairing your parking lots and walkways, now is the time to plan so you can put in place an efficient schedule for your spring maintenance needs. The best way to begin this process is to make a maintenance checklist of all the primary tasks you need to complete. If you don’t know where to start, follow our suggestions below for spring maintenance essentials.  Read the rest of this entry »

Why Drainage is Important for Maintaining Asphalt Pavements

February 27th, 2020
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Asphalt drainage is essential for keeping your parking lot safe.

If your parking lot develops flooded areas, this can be a huge safety concern for drivers and pedestrians. Water can also damage the asphalt itself, which is why regular drainage of your asphalt pavement is essential for maintaining a safe and stable parking lot. Depending on where the water is flooding, you can encounter different damages. Read on to learn how to drain your asphalt properly, so your pavement remains intact and safe. 

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5 Steps to Prepare Your Pavement for Spring

February 20th, 2020
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Sealcoating is one step you can take to prepare your pavement for spring weather.

The long winter months can easily wreak havoc on various parts of your property. Your pavement, pipes, and any outdoor features can break down under the fluctuating weather conditions. As the weather begins to warm up enough to make pavement repair easier, you should inspect your property’s pavement for a few signs that indicate a repair is necessary. To keep your pavement in excellent shape as the seasons change, follow these five steps to prepare your pavement for spring and the subsequent weather conditions it will face in the next few months.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Spot and Prevent Frost Heave Damage

February 13th, 2020
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Frost heave damage can crack and unsettle your pavement after extreme winter temperatures.

After enduring months of temperatures that yo-yo between freezing and cool, property managers in Maryland may be spotting the effects of frost heave and freeze-thaw cycles on their parking lots and sidewalks. It’s essential to understand what frost heave damage is, as well as the freeze-thaw cycles, in order to prevent or repair the damages that can result from them. Read on to learn about these consequences of winter weather, and how to spot them on your property.  Read the rest of this entry »

Why You Should Repair Winter Potholes as Soon as Possible

February 7th, 2020
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Repairing winter potholes quickly can help you eliminate driving hazards.

A pothole is one of the most potentially damaging defects that can develop in a parking lot. This pesky pothole poses a risk to both cars and pedestrians, and decrease the curb appeal of your business and its parking lot. The harsh weather and temperatures of winter can lead to potholes quickly developing. However, it is crucial for maintaining your business’s safety and reputation to repair those winter potholes as soon as possible. Taking the time to repair potholes can help benefit you in the three following crucial ways.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Spotting and Repairing Parking Lot Sinkholes

January 30th, 2020
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Parking lot sinkholes can cause extensive damage if they aren’t repaired as soon as possible.

The parking lot is a crucial space for any business. Your customers need access to it to visit your business, and if it is too difficult to travel through, they may stop visiting you altogether. Damages like cracks and potholes can occur in any parking lot, no matter how well-cared-for it is. What matters is how quickly and successfully you repair the damages. One of the damages you should look out for is parking lot sinkholes. Sinkholes don’t always need to be large; a sinkhole of any size is dangerous to cars and pedestrians. Read below to learn how sinkholes happen and why it is necessary to repair them as soon as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Eliminate Common Pedestrian Hazards in Your Parking Lot

January 24th, 2020
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Removing snowfall immediately is an important step in preventing your parking lot from developing common pedestrian hazards.

Even if you are taking measures to remove snow from your parking lot this winter, your pavement can still become dangerous to pedestrians by accumulating ice and developing cracks that can trip customers. If your visitors don’t feel safe traveling in your parking lot, you can not only lose business but suffer long-lasting damages to your reputation. To avoid the negative consequences of pedestrian hazards in your parking lot, follow the guide below for spotting dangerous areas and eliminating them as efficiently as possible.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Often You Should Restripe Your Facility’s Parking Lot

January 16th, 2020
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Learn why and when you should restripe your facility’s parking lot.

Business owners may underestimate the maintenance and upkeep required to keep their business running smoothly and remaining attractive to customers. Besides the obvious factors that are necessary for maintaining a business such as rent, employee wages, taxes, and inventory, taking care to maintain your business’s parking lot is just as essential. Understanding the reasons why striping your parking lot is important, as well as when to restripe your facility’s parking lot, will help you maintain this critical part of a well-run business.  Read the rest of this entry »