Posts Tagged ‘Asphalt Sealcoating’

4 Ways to Prepare Your Asphalt for Cold Weather

Friday, October 4th, 2019
a pothole filled with rainwater

Repair potholes in your asphalt now before winter weather increases damage.

Autumn has just begun, which means it is the perfect time to start protecting your asphalt for the winter months. Asphalt maintenance is crucial year-round to keeping professional and safe roads and parking lots, but cold weather prevents much maintenance during the winter months. What you can do instead is to prepare your asphalt before the snow or ice comes. This way, your asphalt has a better chance of retaining its quality into the springtime. There are a few simple steps you can take to prepare your asphalt for heavy winter weather.  (more…)

What is Asphalt Maintenance? My Pavement Guy Answers FAQs

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Over time, even professionally installed asphalt undergoes a tremendous wear and tear, causing it to crack and fail. Asphalt maintenance refers to the methods and techniques used to prolong the useful life of asphalt pavement.

Types of Asphalt Maintenance

  • Asphalt Patching: his is where the pavement is completely removed in the troubled area and replaced. These areas are usually suffering from severe distress and / or sub-base failure.
  • Asphalt Crack Filling: Crack sealing can reduce pavement deterioration by restricting water penetration into underlying base and sub-base layers. As part of a preventative pavement maintenance program, crack sealing / crack filling extends the life of your pavement surface.
  • Asphalt Overlay: An overlay is when a new and additional layer of asphalt is installed over what is already there.
  • Asphalt Sealcoating: Sealcoating is a preventative maintenance measure that helps safeguard a parking lot against the harsh effects of gas, oil, salt, weather conditions and oxidation. When applied properly, a sealcoat cures on your parking lot leaving a fresh black finish (protective layer).

If you notice your parking lot or any asphalt pavement displaying signs of deterioration, it is probably time to call an asphalt contractor, like PTG Enterprises, to help prevent further damage. Do not put this off and let small cracks become major problems.

If you have any further questions about Asphalt Maintenance or if you have a project that you need completed, then contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777 or click here today! The asphalt experts here have managed hundreds of Maryland, DC, and Virginia pavement projects and have the experience you need.

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