Now Is the Time for Asphalt Patching

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. 

What Does Asphalt Patching Do?

Improve Appearance and Safety

Asphalt patching is a cost-effective way to repair your property’s asphalt surfaces. Patching asphalt refers to repairing potholes and cracks, which is beneficial for improving the appearance of your pavement as well as safety. Covering up potholes and cracks means fewer potential damages to cars and pedestrians. 

Protect Against Future Damages

Patching asphalt also helps protect your pavement from future damage or erosion. Patching your property’s asphalt is an easy way to refresh your pavement without having to install an entirely new surface. 

How Does Asphalt Patching Work?

There are a variety of materials that can be used to patch asphalt, including hot mix asphalt, emulsion mixes, and proprietary patching mixed with unique blends. Based on your needs, your paving contractor will know which patching technique and material to use. 

Why Patching Cannot Be Done in Winter

The cutoff date for asphalt patching varies by the region, as winter temperatures arrive sooner or later in various parts of the country. 

If the temperature is below freezing and the ground is frozen, you cannot lay pavement. This is because the asphalt poured for paving is necessarily very hot, and if it is poured onto a frozen surface, it will begin to freeze. If it freezes, it cannot lay properly. 

PTG’s Patching Services

You can call PTG now if you see potholes and cracks in your pavement that need repair. We offer preventative, routine, and corrective maintenance surfaces for a variety of pavement surfaces, and we have the equipment and resources to successfully and quickly correct your pavement. 

Maintenance You Can Trust from PTG Enterprises

If you want to protect your pavement and ensure it has a long lifespan, choose PTG Enterprises for your community sidewalks, parking lots and pavement maintenance needs. We offer commercial concrete, asphalt, masonry, paving, consultation, and survey report services 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 Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Flickr.

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