Sinkholes: How They Happen and How PTG Repairs Them


Learn about sinkholes and how PTG repairs them.

Sinkholes are more common than you may think, especially after a heavy rainstorm or flash flood. A sinkhole is essentially a hole in the ground that has been formed through the process of erosion and the drainage of water. While some sinkholes are small and manageable to fix, other sinkholes can be extremely dangerous and cause trees, parked cars, or even buildings to collapse. Continue reading to learn more about how sinkholes happen, and how PTG can help repair any sinkholes in your parking lot or sidewalks.

How Do They Happen?

As mentioned above, sinkholes mainly happen due to excessive water. Most sinkholes are from natural causes, due to erosion and underground water. However, not all sinkholes are due to naturally occurring events, as human actions may also play a role. This may be due to an increase in water flow that isn’t a result of bad weather, including broken pipes. Other human actions that can cause sinkholes include too much foot or vehicle traffic, drilling, and mining.

Can I Spot A Sinkhole Before It Happens?

While there are a few signs to keep an eye out for sinkholes, there isn’t much that can be done to stop one from forming in your parking lot or sidewalk. Be aware of how sinkholes occur, then keep an eye out for leaning trees, split asphalt, or sloping ground, as these are signs that a sinkhole could be forming. Since preventing the sinkhole from happening is very difficult, you want to make sure you have proper aftercare from paving professionals to fix your parking lot as quickly as possible.

Repairing A Sinkhole

If a sinkhole appears in your parking lot, it’s best to get professional assistance from a company like PTG. We offer a number of different solutions to your parking lot sinkhole problem, as we know how they can affect your business and customers’ safety. PTG Enterprises has paved thousands of miles of asphalt lots, and our crews work quickly and professionally. Whether the sinkhole is very small or you are in need of a more involved asphalt repair project, we have the equipment and resources to complete quickly and correctly.

Pavement Maintenance You Can Trust from PTG Enterprises

If you want to protect your asphalt and ensure it has a long lifespan, choose PTG Enterprises for your sealcoating and asphalt maintenance needs. We offer commercial concrete, masonry, asphalt installation, repair, and paving 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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