5 Steps to Prepare Your Pavement for Spring

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Sealcoating is one step you can take to prepare your pavement for spring weather.

The long winter months can easily wreak havoc on various parts of your property. Your pavement, pipes, and any outdoor features can break down under the fluctuating weather conditions. As the weather begins to warm up enough to make pavement repair easier, you should inspect your property’s pavement for a few signs that indicate a repair is necessary. To keep your pavement in excellent shape as the seasons change, follow these five steps to prepare your pavement for spring and the subsequent weather conditions it will face in the next few months. 

Check for Pavement Cracks

If your pavement went into the winter months with a few cracks, the winter weather likely made those cracks worse. If your pavement hasn’t been recently resealed, the water from ice and snow could seep into the cracks, freeze, and expand those cracks. Take note of any pavement cracks that pose a risk to visiting vehicles and pedestrians and prepare to repair them before spring. 

Look for New Damage

As you prepare your pavement for spring, inspect the area to see if any potholes have formed. Once any snow or ice has melted and salt and debris wash away in warm weather rain, you can get a better look at your pavement and any new damages. You should also keep an eye out for any damages that may have resulted from de-icing materials, or the snowplow trucks. 

Determine if the Pavement Surface is Level

Uneven surfaces can easily lead to vehicle accidents or pedestrian injuries. If you find that the surface of your pavement is not level, the professionals at PTG Enterprises can grind down the pavement or apply patches wherever necessary to give your pavement an even surface. 

Prepare for Fills and Sealcoating

To prevent further pavement damage in the spring, use asphalt falling and sealcoating services to repair any damages in your pavement. Now that the dead of winter is passing, the conditions are much better to address any pavement repairs. These repairs could be extensive, so you should also plan accordingly when best to initiate them. 

Consult with an Expert

Sometimes, it can be challenging to spot damages and understand what you’re seeing. Additionally, even when you find the potholes and cracks, you may not know what to do next. To guarantee that you are making the best decisions for your pavement, you can schedule a consultation with professionals to understand what repairs are necessary, how long each repair will take, and what the expected costs are. 

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, and Flickr.

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