Posts Tagged ‘Asphalt repair’

Why You Should Repair Your Potholes in Spring

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
spring pothole repair

The warm weather of spring gives you an excellent chance to repair asphalt potholes.

Potholes are one of the biggest problems for commercial parking lots and commercial paved spaces. If you have potholes on your property, it is crucial that you repair them as soon as possible before they become larger and create serious problems. The best time of year to fix these dangers to pedestrians and vehicles is during warm weather seasons. Springtime is the best time to start repairing your potholes, as several new ones may have developed during the winter. Read on to learn why spring is the best time to repair your potholes, and how PTG Enterprises can help you prepare for your repairs today.  (more…)

Repair Potholes in Winter With Cold Asphalt Patching

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
cold asphalt patching can repair potholes

Cold asphalt patching can repair dangerous potholes during the cold winter months.

There are still a few months left of wintry weather here in Maryland, but parking lots and asphalt surfaces still need repairs. Due to the fluctuating and often freezing temperatures affecting pavement during the winter, cracks and potholes can quickly form. Waiting too long to fix potholes and cracks will only increase the damage, so it is best to repair them as soon as possible. Fortunately, with cold asphalt patching, you do not need to wait for warm weather conditions to restore your pavement.  (more…)

Why Asphalt Cracks and How to Repair It

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
A cracked section of asphalt

Learn what causes asphalt cracks and the steps you can take to repair your asphalt pavement.

Commercial asphalt parking lots are especially vulnerable to developing cracks during cold weather seasons. These cracks develop from the excess water vapor in the air, as well as snow, ice, and rain that frequently fall during late autumn and winter. However, if asphalt cracks develop, there are some solutions that PTG Enterprises is eager to provide to retain the integrity of your asphalt pavement. Read on to learn the specific asphalt repair jobs required to fix those pesky asphalt cracks.  (more…)

What Is Asphalt Seal Coating?

Friday, August 4th, 2017
Sealcoat Baltimore

Sealcoating is a crucial set in proper asphalt maintenance.

Seal coating is a true barrier between asphalt surfaces and the destructive elements. The term “seal coating” means keeping the redeeming properties of asphalt sealed in to prolong the pavement life and preserve its functional properties. The primary reason to sealcoat an asphalt pavement is to protect the pavement from the deteriorating effects of sun and water. When asphalt pavement is exposed to sun, wind and water, the asphalt hardens, or oxidizes. This causes the pavement to become more brittle. As a result, the pavement will crack because it is unable to bend and flex when exposed to traffic and temperature changes. (more…)

What is Infrared Asphalt Repair?

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Asphalt Installation

Infrared is slowly becoming one of the most state-of-the-art and cost-efficient means of residential asphalt repair.

Infrared asphalt repair is a tried and true method to seamlessly repair cracks in

asphalt pavement. It combines hot-mix asphalt with the existing, damaged asphalt

and then compacts the area for a smooth, seamless finish.

If you look at your asphalt surface and notice potholes, divots, cracks, heaving, or

any other kind of uneven areas you may want to consider infrared repair. (more…)

Why You Should Be Filling Cracks in Your Pavement

Friday, November 11th, 2016
Asphalt Maintenance

Cracks aren’t something you can just put behind you; cracks in pavement are actually one of the biggest causes of further destruction.

Cracks happen in all kinds of pavements eventually.  No matter how well the pavement is installed, wear and tear is inevitable.  But cracks aren’t something you can just put behind you; cracks in pavement are actually one of the biggest causes of further destruction.  Filling cracks as soon as you see them is vital.  Your pavement needs to be maintained properly, and filling cracks is an important step.  Don’t believe us?  Here are some reasons why you should be filling the cracks in your pavement.


How Do I Know if I Need a New Driveway?

Friday, August 5th, 2016
 If the asphalt is cracked in a way that looks like the scales of an alligator, you’ll need to replace the asphalt.

If the asphalt is cracked in a way that looks like the scales of an alligator, you’ll need to replace the asphalt.

Asphalt is durable, but not enough just by itself.  After all, it frequently sees an absurd amount of weight and weathering.  New asphalt is very satisfying because it isn’t cracked or uneven.  Driving over it is a truly relaxing experience!  But using your driveway when it is cracked is not only dangerous and structurally unsound, but it also runs the risk of several other problems you don’t want to deal with.  To see if you need new asphalt, read on.  And if you think you just need a new sealant, let’s find out together.


How to Combat Winter Asphalt Damage

Monday, November 25th, 2013



Winter Asphalt Damage


Here in Maryland the holiday themed snow shows up when it pleases, melts when it pleases, and leaves as much winter asphalt damage as it pleases. It is a simple process of the driveway soaking up water, freezing up throughout the winter, resulting in deep cracks that can destroy parking lots, roads, and driveways. When the cracks are noticeable, that’s when the process has been repeated several times, resulting in a need for more intensive asphalt repair.

Winterizing Asphalt

To keep your driveway safe from the fickle snowfall, it is imperative to focus on asphalt maintenance early this season. Paving your driveway before the first snow fall might be your last chance to seal out winter and spring runoff and keep your asphalt smooth and reliable. Shoveling your driveway as frequently as possible and avoiding that thin layer that gets pressed down by your car as you head to warmer more exciting pastures, will decrease the amount of damage you’ll have to face. While the cracks are not dangerous, they will certainly build up over the years.

Asphalt Repair

If you miss your moment of preparation, or would like to beef up your asphalt before the winter is at its height, there are many asphalt repair options. Rubberized asphalt filler can be used to mend any cracks and holes that are less than a half inch in size. For holes larger than this, you will have to fill them first with gravel. In addition to this you should apply a sealant to the flawed areas of your asphalt at least every three years.

PTG Enterprises will always help.

Any questions on how best to go about preparing or repairing your asphalt to keep safe against winter asphalt damage should be directed to the professionals PTG Enterprises. The winter’s effect on asphalts hasn’t changed since our opening in 2001, and our capabilities to assure asphalt safety have only increased.

If you have any questions about Pavement Deterioration and Maintenance or if you are looking for an asphalt contractor in the Baltimore, Maryland area, please contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777, or click heretoday! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


Crack Sealing vs. Crack Filling: Your Baltimore Asphalt Contractor explains

Friday, February 8th, 2013

As we explained last week, first impressions mean everything in business. Because of this, it is important to keep your parking lot in tip top shape. Still, no matter how much preventative maintenance you perform, your asphalt will eventually crack. The key to preserving your parking lot is to repair small asphalt cracks before they spiral out of control, eventually leading to more serious issues, like potholes or even total asphalt failure occur.

Crack Sealing vs. Crack Filling

There are two primary methods for dealing with asphalt cracks, crack sealing and crack filling. This prevents water and other foreign substances, like sand and dirt, from penetrating the asphalt surface and degrading the asphalt from beneath. Crack sealing and crack filling are the most cost effective pavement repair and maintenance techniques available. But which is better?

  1. Crack Filling: The less expensive of the two methods, crack filling may not last as long as crack sealing.
  2. Crack Sealing: Crack sealing is the more expensive method, but also the more durable method. While crack filling may only last one or two seasons, crack sealing can last up to 8 years or more.

So what matters more to you, initial expense or longevity?

PTG Enterprises: Your Baltimore Asphalt Contractor

When your parking lot is beginning to show signs of wear and tear, you need an expert. You need PTG Enterprises. We have been in the asphalt paving business for more than a decade and we’ve worked with homeowners, property managers, architects, and business owners, just like you. When you hire PTG, you will receive the best customer service in the industry. 

If you have any further questions about Asphalt Repair, please contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777, or click here today! You can check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

How to Repair Your Old Asphalt Driveway

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Is your driveway in rough shape? Will repairs do the trick? Does it need to be resurfaced? Should you have it redone professionally? These are all questions that homeowners ask themselves when faced with a dilapidated driveway. Ultimately the best thing to do is the contact a professional like My Pavement Guy, but there are some things you can consider on your own.

According to this article on EzineArticles there are some important things to think about before consulting your contractor:

Maintenance is good medicine, but it’s not foolproof

Asphalt driveways don’t remain smooth and black forever. You can take steps to maintain your driveway by sealing and protecting it, but often the effects of heat, ultra-violet rays, and substances such as salt, oil, gas and grease take their toll. And if those don’t get you, then cracking and water penetration eventually will.

Your driveway may be corroded, worn out, or have cracks, which could all warrant a resurfacing job if the condition is severe enough. As a general guide, if repairs are needed on more than 25 percent of the surface, it is more cost-effective to do a hot mix asphalt resurfacing job over the entire driveway.

Say no to cracks!

Asphalt pavement is hard and brittle, and as a result, cracks will develop over time. Ranging from hairline to an inch wide or more, cracks are your driveway’s worst enemy because they let water in. In colder climates, freeze-thaw cycles can be very destructive, and can wreak havoc on your driveway if water penetrates the cracks, then expands as it turns to ice. And even in warmer climates, water penetration can cause serious damage. The larger the crack, the more serious the problem, and the sooner it needs to be fixed. Cracks that are left un-repaired will lead to serious deterioration of the pavement and even to the base layers, requiring complete replacement of the driveway – sooner rather than later in colder climates.

Can it be fixed or do you need a new driveway?

Whether you’ll need to rip out your existing driveway and install a new one, or if you can get away with resurfacing – or even some patchwork and crack-filling – depends largely on the condition of the base layers, or foundation. However, if cracking covers 3/4 of the driveway, the surface is too far gone to repair. The root of the problems may come from lower down, and a complete overhaul should be considered.

If your driveway has been resurfaced several times with hot mix asphalt and keeps deteriorating prematurely, it is likely a problem with the foundation, and you should consider installing a whole new driveway. Likewise, if there are areas that have depressions or mounds, they should be completely reconstructed from the base. If you have several of these areas, a new driveway might make sense.

For any of your asphalt needs or if you have any questions, contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy by calling 410-636-8777 or click here

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