Why You Should Repair Winter Potholes as Soon as Possible

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Repairing winter potholes quickly can help you eliminate driving hazards.

A pothole is one of the most potentially damaging defects that can develop in a parking lot. This pesky pothole poses a risk to both cars and pedestrians, and decrease the curb appeal of your business and its parking lot. The harsh weather and temperatures of winter can lead to potholes quickly developing. However, it is crucial for maintaining your business’s safety and reputation to repair those winter potholes as soon as possible. Taking the time to repair potholes can help benefit you in the three following crucial ways. 

Repairing Potholes Protects Drivers and Pedestrians

The first reason you should care about repairing winter potholes that develop is that it will eliminate hazards for your customers. If someone were to trip and fall or be otherwise injured due to a pothole on your property, you could be held liable for their injuries and owe a significant payment to them. You can avoid any of these issues by looking for potholes regularly and repairing them as soon as possible. 

Repairs Prevent Further Parking Lot Damage

If a pothole is left untreated, it can easily grow and cause more damage to your parking lot. Water will continue to travel into the pothole, which weakens the asphalt. As vehicles drive over that spot all day, every day, the pavement will crumble, and the pothole will expand. If you are putting off repairing your winter potholes to save money, you might actually be costing yourself more money down the line by creating a more significant problem to fix. 

Increase Your Curb Appeal

Finally, an excellent reason for repairing potholes and any other damages to your parking lot is to increase your curb appeal. A significant part of attracting and keeping new customers for your business is to present a clean, cared-for business. If your parking lot is riddled with potholes, customers may stay away because it’s too dangerous, or they may get the impression that you don’t care about your business. 

Letting winter potholes develop without repairing them quickly will only hurt your business and your budget in the long run. Consult with PTG Enterprises today to get any new potholes repaired. 

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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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