Important Tips for Property Managers: Pavement and Parking Lot Maintenance

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Learn about important tips for property managers about pavement and parking lot maintenance.

One of the first things that a potential customer will notice about your company is how well the parking lot is maintained. No one wants to be jostled around by potholes or to get out of their car and trip due to a crack. Not only can these signs of wear be dangerous to your guests and employees and put you at risk of a personal injury suit, but they can also harm your reputation. While we’d all like to believe that there’s more to your business than appearances, the way you treat your property matters. As a property manager, you must take pavement and parking lot maintenance seriously.


When water seeps through a surface crack and has a chance to deteriorate the asphalt, it can result in a pothole. Not only are potholes unsightly, but they can cause damage to vehicles and personal injury due to falls. Repairs to potholes should be done as quickly as possible when they are found to prevent potential problems. When making repairs, warm weather is best; as is a period of 30 days of dry weather.


Fixing cracks as soon as they form can help prevent further issue and damage such as potholes. While cracks themselves can cause problems, their true damage lies in the fact that they will cause potholes to form if left untreated. Cracked pavement is much easier to fix than entire potholes. Often a seal coat is all that is needed, but in cracks over an inch wide, a crack sealer is the best option.  

Pavement Replacement

One of the most important things to note is that sometimes it’s better to replace the entire section of pavement rather than to repair. When you’re finding yourself making repeated fixes, it may be time to simply repave. When this is the right choice, make sure to work with an expert to see if any underlying causes may have been causing your damage.  

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, Google+, and Flickr.


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