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Now Is the Time for Asphalt Patching

Thursday, 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.  (more…)

Why Asphalt Cracks and How to Repair It

Wednesday, 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.  (more…)

4 Ways to Prepare Your Asphalt for Cold Weather

Friday, 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.  (more…)

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

Friday, 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.   (more…)

The Life Cycle Of An Average Asphalt Parking Lot

Friday, 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. (more…)

How Various Weather Situations Distress Asphalt

Friday, 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. (more…)

What Is Infrared Asphalt Repair?

Friday, July 5th, 2019
Concrete Asphalt Parking Lots

Learn about infrared asphalt repair.

Asphalt driveways and parking lots are used almost daily by countless vehicles. It’s only natural that over time, your asphalt will require repairs and routine maintenance. Whether the freeze/thaw cycle has left your parking lot cracked, or wear-and-tear has left potholes throughout your pavement, asphalt repair will eventually be necessary. You may be wondering–what’s the best way to patch or repair my asphalt pavement? Though most of us are familiar with asphalt patching, infrared asphalt repair is a highly effective and durable method for repairing blacktop. Learn about why infrared asphalt repair is a good choice and how it can benefit you. (more…)

Concrete vs. Asphalt Parking Lots

Friday, June 21st, 2019
Learn about the difference between concrete and asphalt parking lots.

Learn about the difference between concrete and asphalt parking lots.

Whether you’re installing a new parking lot or replacing one that’s been well worn and damaged over the years, you should weigh your options carefully. After all, a parking lot gives the first impression of your building in many ways, so it’s important that it’s safe, durable, and easy to maintain. Parking lots are generally laid in asphalt or concrete, and there are a number of factors that will help determine which is right for you. Choosing a parking lot will mainly depend on the amount of traffic your lot will see, weather patterns in your area, and the required level of ongoing maintenance. Using these main criteria, we’ll weigh the pros and cons of concrete and asphalt parking lots. (more…)

5 Things That May Be Ruining Your Asphalt

Monday, June 10th, 2019
 Learn about five things that may be ruining your asphalt.

Learn about five things that may be ruining your asphalt.

Your parking lot is an important part of your business, as it gives your customers an easy place to park so they can access your store or office. If it has a lot of potholes that need to be filled, however, it will reflect poorly on your business and brand. It could also be a liability if someone gets injured in your lot. But what kinds of things can damage your asphalt? Actually, a lot of things, since asphalt starts degrading as soon as it goes down. So if you are worried about what can damage your asphalt and the first impression it produces, read on.  (more…)

4 Benefits of Getting Asphalt Paving In the Summer

Monday, May 27th, 2019
Paving Fabric

Learn about four benefits of getting asphalt paving in the summer.

Summer is around the corner, so if your parking lot needs repairs or you have another paving project on the horizon, now is the time to schedule the work. Summer is the ideal time for doing asphalt paving, so the months typically book up quickly. You may think that asphalt is something that can be installed any time of year, especially if you’ve ever seen crews in the late fall and winter doing emergency patching. For best results, however, asphalt needs to go down in warm conditions.  (more…)