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PTG’s Charitable Giving This Year

November 23rd, 2018
Learn more about PTG’s charitable giving this year.

Learn more about PTG’s charitable giving this year.

PTG knows the importance of giving to those who need it most. Last year, each of our generous employees selected a charity of their choice, and PTG donated $500 to that charity in our name. We donated to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,) House of Ruth, John’s Hopkins Children’s Hospital, and a local GoFundMe fundraiser for an employee’s daughter’s classmate who lost their home in a house fire. If you want to get involved in charitable giving this holiday season, continue reading for information on how to give and a few alternative ways to give back to your community. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Not Too Late For Asphalt Patching

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. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Cold Weather Concrete Tips

November 9th, 2018
De-Icing Chemicals for Asphalt and Concrete

Check out these four cold weather concrete tips.

Concrete is a durable and strong material that is generally low-maintenance, but your concrete surfaces will need some upkeep during the winter. Snow and ice can result in significant damage to concrete, as freezing water that seeps into the surface will cause cracks and corrosion. Avoid these costly repairs in the spring by starting winter concrete maintenance now! Read the rest of this entry »

The Effects Of De-Icing Products On Asphalt

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Your Pavement Ready For This Winter?

October 25th, 2018
Learn if your pavement is ready for this winter.

Learn if your pavement is ready for this winter.

Before the winter season arrives, all property managers must ask themselves an important question: “Is my pavement ready for winter?” Parking lots and sidewalks need to be prepared now for the winter elements and freezing temperatures to ensure they remain in good condition. Continue reading to learn how PTG can help with winterization of your pavement! Read the rest of this entry »

Crack Fill Before Winter To Prevent Freeze/Thaw Damage

October 19th, 2018
cracks

Learn why it’s important to crack fill before winter to prevent freeze/thaw damage.

Winter is just around the corner, and it’s important to start preparing your parking lot and pavement to prevent freeze/thaw damage. If the asphalt has any cracks or potholes, now is the time to crack fill the pavement before the temperature gets too cold. Learn more about freeze/thaw cycles and why it’s crucial to crack fill your parking lot before winter arrives. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Protect Your Concrete Against The Harsh Effects Of Winter

October 12th, 2018
roadway icing

Learn how to protect your concrete against the harsh effects of winter.

The cold temperature and harsh effects of winter can cause significant damage to concrete, so knowing how to protect concrete on your property is crucial. Continue reading for a few important tips on how to protect your concrete against snow and ice before winter arrives. Read the rest of this entry »

Why It’s Important To Repair Pavement Damage Before Winter

October 5th, 2018
Learn why it’s important to repair pavement damage before winter.

Learn why it’s important to repair pavement damage before winter.

Although fall just arrived, winter will be here before we know it. Before the freezing temperatures, snow, and ice hit Maryland, property managers must first repair their pavement. It’s crucial to fill cracks and potholes in the fall, or your pavement will need expensive repairs in the spring. Read the rest of this entry »

Reserve Study: Planning Your Pavement Budget

September 27th, 2018
Learn all about reserve studies and planning your pavement budget.

Learn all about reserve studies and planning your pavement budget.

As we enter the last few months of 2018, property managers and homeowners associations are beginning to plan for next year. A main aspect for planning for the year ahead is setting a budget, which means it’s time to decide what takes priority and deserves the most attention. A good way to make an educated decision is to schedule a reserve study to have a professional inspect your pavement and provide a financial analysis. Read the rest of this entry »

Two Important Sources for The Paving Industry Standards: AI and ACI

September 20th, 2018
Learn about the important sources for industry standards: AI and ACI.

Learn about the important sources for industry standards: AI and ACI.

There are two important sources for the paving industry standards: Asphalt Institute (AI) and American Concrete Institute (ACI.) Continue reading to learn more about these sources and what they mean for the paving industry. Read the rest of this entry »