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

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
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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…)

What is a French Drain and When is it Needed?

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
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French Drains can be beneficial to irrigation and overall landscape beauty.

A French drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock or containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area. A French drain can have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom to quickly vent water that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock. French drains are primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations. Alternatively, French drains may be used to distribute water, such as a septic drain field at the outlet of a typical septic tank sewage treatment system. French drains are also used behind retaining walls to relieve ground water pressure. (more…)

What Are Sinkholes and Why Do They Appear?

Friday, February 10th, 2017
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During heavy rainstorms, you’ve probably noticed that sinkholes form across Maryland, particularly in our roadways. Sometimes, floods will cause entire roads to collapse.

During heavy rainstorms, you’ve probably noticed that sinkholes form across Maryland, particularly in our roadways.  Sometimes, floods will cause entire roads to collapse.  Here is a video where you can see a road completely falling apart due to heavy rainfall.  Have you ever wondered what causes these catastrophes, and why sinkholes appear?  Since sinkholes are becoming a real problem, let’s take a look at why they happen in the first place.


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What’s Up With Road Paint?

Friday, July 1st, 2016
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You’re probably wondering about the composition of the paint on your roads; is it environmentally sound?

Have you ever noticed that when you drive, the lines painted on the roads are usually perfect and pristine?  That’s because our country’s road painters are experts at their jobs.  Rarely do you see mistakes in road lines.  The colors are vibrant and resistant, and last for months or years.  They have to follow strict regulations and rules, just to make sure they’re going to direct traffic the way they should.  You’re probably wondering about the composition of the paint on your roads; is it environmentally sound?  What makes it last so long?  And why does road paint even exist?  Read on to find out.


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Why Mill and Pave Your Parking Lot? Many Reasons!

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

So, your pavement’s days are over. It has taken a brutal beating from foot and vehicle traffic, and it is ready to throw in the towel. Now, you have to have it completely repaved and redone, right? Nope! You could just have a mill and pave job done. If your pavement isn’t too far gone, a mill and pave can restore it beautifully without the cost and hassle of a full replacement job. Let’s take a look at how a mill and pave may be right for you.

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Think you need a full replacement for your asphalt? Think again! Mill and pave is an option.

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Safety is Our Top Priority at PTG Enterprises

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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Safety is “PTG’s top priority,” said Patrick T. Gillen III, PTG Enterprises owner.

It is the policy of PTG Enterprises that we will provide a safe work environment on every job site. This is our commitment to our customers, as well as our employees, contractors, sub-contractors, and their families. (more…)

An Asphalt and Concrete Contractor That Believes in Continued Education

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” — Henry Ford

PTG Enterprises has been in the asphalt paving, concrete, and masonry business since 1996. Over the years, PTG has thrived, preparing thousands of Pavement Condition Inspections, paving thousands of miles of asphalt lots, and managing countless projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

The secret to great looking pavement is simple: proper construction, continued maintenance, and timely re-construction. The secret to a great asphalt and concrete contractor is even simpler: Continued Education. (more…)

Finding an Asphalt Contractor Who Puts Safety First

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Asphalt Contractor Safety FirstWhen it comes to the condition of your asphalt and/or concrete surfaces, safety matters. Otherwise, you could be held liable for injuries sustained on your property as a result of improper maintenance.

“All Maryland businesses, corporations, employers and business owners have a legal obligation and responsibility to properly maintain all areas of their property,” explains one Baltimore, Maryland lawyer. “This includes parking lots, driveways and sidewalks.

But safety should be a primary concern way before trip and fall injuries are even possible. Safety should be one of the first things you consider during the hiring process. You need to find an asphalt contractor who puts safety first.

The Importance of an Asphalt Contractor Who Puts Safety First

Construction sites present immediate hazards to both workers and the nearby public. This is why safe work practices are so important and why you should only hire an asphalt contractor who puts safety first.

  1. Highway (Roadway) Safety: There are hazards that exist in every workplace. When that workplace is adjacent to speeding vehicles, those hazards are multiplied. Click Here to learn more.
  2. Equipment: The asphalt and concrete paving process require a lot of equipment, including heavy machinery and vehicles. This equipment should be regularly maintained and inspected for any issues.
  3. Materials: Contact with paving materials can result in burns and other injuries. Because of this, all employees should wear protective apparel – long-sleeved shirts, long pants, face and eye protection, and hard hats – when working. Additionally, high-visibility garments should be used, especially during roadside work.

PTG Enterprises: We Care About Safety

PTG Enterprises has been in the asphalt paving, concrete, and masonry business for more than a decade. Our crews are the best available, and they know how to perform their job the right way, the safe way. To minimize the number of job site accidents, PTG Enterprises has implemented strict safety procedures and all employees must participate in annual OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) safety training.

  1. PTG Enterprises has an extensive safety program and in-house safety committee, which ensures our company abides by OSHA regulations.
  2. All PTG Enterprises employees working in a construction zone must wear suitable personal protective apparel and equipment at all time.
  3. We conduct a pre-construction safety briefing as well as daily safety briefings to advise our crews of site-specific hazards and emergency procedures.
  4. PTG Enterprises ensures all equipment – including our vehicles – receives regular maintenance and inspections.
  5. Emergency response plans are in effect for all hazards to which our workers may be exposed.
  6. PTG Enterprises holds monthly meetings to discuss new safety regulations and any areas of concern, which keeps our employees up-to-date.
  7. And More!

It is the policy of PTG Enterprises that we will provide a safe work environment on every job site. This is our commitment to our customers, as well as our employees, contractors, sub-contractors, and their families.

If you have any questions about Finding an Asphalt Contractor Who Puts Safety First, please contact PTG Enterprises today by calling 410-636-8777, or click here today! You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

The Ins and Outs of Asphalt Pavement Maintenance

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A savvy businessperson knows that taking care of your business’ property is vital. It creates a welcoming environment for clients and shows that you put care, time, and energy into every aspect of your work. That’s why it’s worth spending the time to maintain your property’s asphalt pavement. Everyone knows that when a road’s condition deteriorates beyond a certain point, people won’t want to drive there, and less foot traffic means less business. PTG paving is here to stop pavement destruction before it starts with a bit of preventative maintenance advice.asphalt pavement maintenance

Crack Filling

While there’s ultimately no way to prevent the damage caused by the seasonal freeze-thaw cycle that causes most asphalt pavement damage, it can be quickly mitigated with crack filling. The process involves blowing out, cleaning, and then refilling cracks with one of a wide variety of emulsions, cements, or asphalt-variants which prevents water intrusion.  It’s best used on wider cracks and the filling has a life expectancy of slightly less than 3 years.

Crack Sealing

A step that goes beyond crack filling, sealing provides a longer term solution. Crack sealing involves widening the crack substantially to about a  0.5-inch by 0.5-inch to 0.75-inch by 0.75-inch square. This space is then filled with rubberized asphalt material. The larger trench provides greater flexibility during thermal changes, as does the rubberized asphalt. Crack sealant is graded based on climate and temperature, so it’s important to apply one that works in your area’s specific environment. Crack Sealant has a life expectancy of about 3-5 years and is an excellent asphalt pavement maintenance option.

Surface Treatment

Also available in a slew of options, surface treatments can be used to repair and reinforce against small scale environmental damage over a larger area. Using emulsified asphalt that is usually either mixed with, or immediately followed by, a fine aggregate, several layers are applied to a large area. The surface treatment will fill small cracks and can penetrate into the asphalt pavement, waterproofing the surface and reinforcing the base while increasing overall elemental resistance.

Dangerous DIY

While it is possible to attempt these kinds of preventative measures yourself, improper mixing or application of the materials could be hazardous and ultimately make your asphalt less safe than before. That’s why it’s best to consult and hire a professional contractor for your asphalt pavement maintenance projects.

The asphalt paving experts at PTG Enterprises have managed hundreds of pavement projects throughout Baltimore, Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. You can expect a fair proposal, professionalism, and quality work.

A good contractor is hard to find!

If you have any questions about Pavement Repair and Crack Filling, please contact PTG Enterprises today by calling 410-636-8777, or click here today! Unlike those other asphalt contractors, we care about you and your business. In fact, when you hire PTG, you’ll work with owner Patrick Gillen from start to finish, from the initial site visit and pre-construction meeting to the final walk-through.

You can check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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ADA Compliance Specialist in Maryland

Friday, May 30th, 2014

As a business owner in Maryland you have a lot to worry about. First and foremost, you need to make a profit. Period. End of story. That is your ultimate goal. Everything you do comes back to profitability. Exceptional customer service leads to happy customers, which leads to profitability. A clean, aesthetically appealing building helps attract business, which leads to profitability. Every decision you make as a business owner has an effect (some smaller than others) on your potential for profit. And in today’s economy, sometimes even small decisions can have major impacts on your business.

In 2012, compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III became mandatory. Title III guarantees persons with disabilities are provided accommodations and access equal to, or similar to, the general public into commercial facilities and areas of public accommodation. To help facilitate the transition process, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) allowed a one-year “grace period” for businesses to comply with the changes.

Is Your Facility ADA Compliant?

A law suit can derail your business quicker than you can say “ADA Compliance.” Failure to comply with ADA, Title III can result in civil law suits with fines as high as $100,000 PER OFFENSE. This is why you need an asphalt contractor who specializes in ADA compliance.

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ADA Compliance Specialist in Maryland

PTG Enterprises specializes in ADA compliance. We are a full service commercial asphalt contractor in the Baltimore, Maryland area and our asphalt experts have the experience and knowledge you need to ensure your commercial facility is compliant.

For additional information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, please visit http://www.ada.gov/.

If you have any questions about ADA Compliance, please contact PTG Enterprises today by calling 410-636-8777, or click here today! Unlike those other asphalt contractors, we care about you and your business. In fact, when you hire PTG, you’ll work with owner Patrick Gillen from start to finish, from the initial site visit and pre-construction meeting to the final walk-through.

You can check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!