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Signs Your Asphalt Parking Lot Needs Repairs

Friday, April 5th, 2019
Parking Lot Repair

Learn about the signs that mean your asphalt parking lot needs repairs.

Asphalt repair is an important part of your property’s maintenance plan. After all, cracking, uneven surfaces and other damages to asphalt can cause safety issues or even damage the vehicles that use your parking lot. Making sure your parking lot is well-maintained can help you avoid trickier, more expensive repairs down the road, in addition to preventing safety issues. It’s a good idea to tackle preventative maintenance on a regular basis to prevent persistent issues with your asphalt parking lot, but there is plenty of regular wear and tear that can require repairs as well. Here are some of the biggest signs that your asphalt parking lot may be in need of repairs. (more…)

Why Is Drainage So Important For Asphalt Pavements?

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Learn why drainage is so important for asphalt pavements.

Learn why drainage is so important for asphalt pavements.

Flooding in parking lots and on other asphalt surfaces can be a huge safety concern since it can cause dangerous conditions for both drivers and pedestrians. Water is also a big problem for the asphalt itself. Water can cause serious damage to the pavement from all sides. Continue reading to learn more about why proper drainage is vitally important for your asphalt pavement. (more…)

It’s Not Too Late For Asphalt Patching

Friday, November 16th, 2018
asphalt parking lot installation in maryland

Learn why it’s not too late for asphalt patching.

As we reach the end of November, you may be afraid that it’s too late to have schedule asphalt patching to protect your pavement. While asphalt paving can’t be completed in the winter, many plants are still open until December! Learn more about asphalt patching and why it’s important to repair your pavement before winter. (more…)

The Effects Of De-Icing Products On Asphalt

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
icy roads

Learn about the effects of de-icing products on asphalt.

While de-icing roads and driveways with salt and chemical de-icers is a common practice, the products can have a negative effect on asphalt. However, there are other options for effectively removing ice from your pavement without damaging the asphalt. Continue reading to learn about the impact of de-icing products and a few alternative products to try this winter. (more…)

What Causes Asphalt To Deteriorate?

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Learn what causes asphalt to deteriorate.

Learn what causes asphalt to deteriorate.

While asphalt is known for its durability and strength, it still needs proper maintenance and can deteriorate over time. Properly laid asphalt can last a long time in your parking lot, but long-term exposure to the elements can cause damage faster than you may think. Continue reading to learn more about asphalt deterioration. (more…)

Budgeting Needs for Asphalt Paving and Repairs With Property Managers

Friday, August 24th, 2018
Check out these tips for property managers to budget needs for asphalt paving and repairs.

Check out these tips for property managers to budget needs for asphalt paving and repairs.

As property managers prepare their annual budget, it can be difficult to know how to much to budget for asphalt paving and maintenance. Asphalt paving and repair cost often vary from year to year, so it is not easy to know exactly how much money you need to budget for asphalt costs. Continue reading for a few tips on how to prepare for annual budgets, and how PTG can help evaluate your needed asphalt repairs. (more…)

Asphalt Index 101: What It Is And How It Affects You

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
Repaving Asphalt Parking Lot

Learn more about the asphalt index and how it affects you.

Have you noticed that the price of asphalt changes frequently? This is because the cost of asphalt is dictated by the Asphalt Index, which changes every month. Maryland’s asphalt index is determined by The Maryland Asphalt Association, which updates its website every month with the new price. As of June 1, 2018, the Maryland asphalt index is $516.67. Continue reading to learn more about the asphalt index and how it affects you.   (more…)

Differences Between Concrete And Asphalt

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
caulking

Learn the differences between concrete and asphalt.

Concrete and asphalt are both great for parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, and more, but the materials have many differences. Continue reading to learn what separates concrete and asphalt, and if one material makes a better pavement than the other. (more…)

Emergency Cold Tar Patching Through the Winter

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Why Does Asphalt Pavement Deteriorate?

Damage to parking lots can be caused by the drop in temperature, resulting in cracks and potholes.

Winter has arrived in Maryland, bringing freezing temperatures, blustery winds, and icy precipitation, including sleet and snow. While it can be an exhilarating and invigorating time of year, the cold weather also presents special challenges for people who own businesses. One of those issues that you may not think of right away is damage to parking lots. This can be caused by changes in temperatures such as freezing and thawing. If you notice cracks or potholes in the parking lot of your business, you need to make repairs right away before the problem gets worse.

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The Environment Effects of Road Salt and Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Friday, December 8th, 2017
How does Salt affect the Road?

Did that know that road salt has many negative environmental effects?

Road salt is used throughout the country by municipalities and property management companies to keep roadways and parking lots safe. However, road salt is not always the best thing for the asphalt or pavement that it’s being placed on. Beyond how it affects the pavement itself, it’s also important to consider the environmental ramifications of road salt. (more…)