Why It’s Important To Repair Pavement Damage Before Winter

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.

Inspect Asphalt Now

October is a great time to inspect your asphalt, as the Maryland weather is finally cooling down and starting to feel like autumn. At the start of each season, inspect your parking lot and sidewalks for any damages or potential future repairs. Performing preventative maintenance will not only ensure your pavement lasts longer; it will save you a lot of money on future repairs. Take some time this month to evaluate the asphalt and fix as many problem areas as possible before winter.

Frozen Potholes

Potholes may appear on your parking lot as a result of vehicle traffic and because when the weather drops it causes the expansion and contraction of water underneath the pavement. Potholes are not only bad for the asphalt, but they are also a major liability issue and a hazard for visitors. Driving over potholes is dangerous any time of year, but especially in the winter when the potholes become frozen. The conditions are very dangerous for pedestrians as well, so be sure to fill in potholes and perform maintenance now to protect yourself from being liable.

Snow Removal

After a snowstorm, most parking lots use a snowplow or shovel to clear the pavement and make it safe to drive on. This works perfectly fine for a sealed, smooth parking lot, but not on asphalt that is cracked and full of potholes. A snowplow will scrape pieces of asphalt and cause them to break off, resulting in larger potholes and cracks. Avoid these problems by taking care of all cracks and potholes now before winter begins!

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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