Is Your Pavement Ready For This Winter?

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!

Walkthrough Parking Lots

The first step to winterizing your pavement is to do a routine inspection of all paved areas. Take a walk through around your parking lot, sidewalks, and other paved areas to look out for any issues or damages. It’s critical to fix these damages now, as they will only get worse and more costly over time. Look for areas of standing water, oils or chemicals that have leaked on the pavement, cracks or uneven areas that could become a liability, dull striping that needs to repainted, and old signage that may need to be replaced.

Drainage Channels

Next, make sure there is no debris or garbage blocking the drainage channels. This is crucial, as the water from rain, snow, and ice will have nowhere to go if the drainage channel is obstructed. Clear all storm sewers and other inlets to the runoff system as well to ensure the water does not pool up on your pavement.

Limit Heavy Vehicles

Heavy vehicles such as semis and garbage trucks can place a lot of stress on asphalt and weaken your parking lot. While your pavement should be able to hold up against heavy vehicles, the base course and subgrade can become compromised by water and result in the breakdown process of your asphalt. To avoid this, do your best to restrict heavy vehicles to ensure they spend as little time on your pavement as possible.

Professional Help

While these steps are all important for property managers, the best way to winterize your pavement is to seek professional help. At PTG Enterprises, we have paved thousands of miles of asphalt lots, and our crews work quickly and professionally. We offer asphalt services ranging from striping and signage to ponding water issues and so much more. Call us today for winterization services to ensure your paved areas remain in great condition for years to come!

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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