Posts Tagged ‘Concrete’

Tips For Cold Weather Concreting

Friday, January 4th, 2019
Concrete Baltimore

Check out these tips for cold weather concreting.

Waiting for a cold snap to break is not always an option for construction companies that need to pour concrete over the winter months. The curing process of concrete can suffer several consequences when poured in very cold weather. Specifically, cold curing can result in the degradation of sustainability and integrity of concrete meaning it’s less stable and more prone to breakage. There are a few different options for making cold weather curing possible which we will go over today. (more…)

4 Cold Weather Concrete Tips

Friday, November 9th, 2018
De-Icing Chemicals for Asphalt and Concrete

Check out these four cold weather concrete tips.

Concrete is a durable and strong material that is generally low-maintenance, but your concrete surfaces will need some upkeep during the winter. Snow and ice can result in significant damage to concrete, as freezing water that seeps into the surface will cause cracks and corrosion. Avoid these costly repairs in the spring by starting winter concrete maintenance now! (more…)

How To Protect Your Concrete Against The Harsh Effects Of Winter

Friday, October 12th, 2018
roadway icing

Learn how to protect your concrete against the harsh effects of winter.

The cold temperature and harsh effects of winter can cause significant damage to concrete, so knowing how to protect concrete on your property is crucial. Continue reading for a few important tips on how to protect your concrete against snow and ice before winter arrives. (more…)

How Concrete Sidewalks Are Built

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Learn how concrete sidewalks are built.

When planning walkways for your home or property there are several options you can choose from. Paving stones, slate, cobble and gravel all can be excellent choices, but concrete sidewalks are one of the best. Concrete, when installed by a reputable company, can last for decades and is one of the best options for accessibility. Concrete was first used hundreds of years ago, and the evidence still exists, many of the first concrete buildings are still recognizable! Concrete is also non-slip, and is easy for those with mobility issues to traverse, making it accessible to everyone regardless of the weather. (more…)

Benefits Of Dumpster Corrals For Your Commercial Property

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Learn about the many benefits of dumpster corrals for your commercial property.

Dumpster corrals are essential for commercial businesses, as they offer many benefits for your customers, residents, and employees. Today, dumpster corrals are not only necessary for trash, but also for separate recycling bins. Continue reading to learn more about dumpster corrals and why they are important for your business. (more…)

3 Things Concrete Does: Shrinks, Curls and Cracks

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Mixing Concrete

Learn more about concrete shrinking, curling, and cracking.

Concrete is made out of three basic components, including water, aggregate, and cement. It is a very durable material, but unfortunately, it can’t last forever. Over time, concrete will show signs of wear and tear by shrinking, curling, and cracking. Learn more about why concrete does these three things and how to maintain your concrete pavement. (more…)

Differences Between Concrete And Asphalt

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Learn the differences between concrete and asphalt.

Concrete and asphalt are both great for parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, and more, but the materials have many differences. Continue reading to learn what separates concrete and asphalt, and if one material makes a better pavement than the other. (more…)

Importance Of Maintaining Sidewalks And Walking Paths

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Learn about the importance of maintaining sidewalks and walking paths.

The walking paths and sidewalks on your commercial property must be maintained for the safety of customers, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.) Continue reading for regulations and rules property owners must follow to ensure their walking paths and sidewalks are safe for customers, and not liable for injuries or lawsuits. (more…)

Concrete Pool Deck Repairs From PTG

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Do you need concrete pool deck repairs? Call PTG!

Do you need concrete pool deck repairs? Call PTG!

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, which means that public pools will soon be opening for the summer. Now is the time for community associations and apartment complexes to schedule any pool and concrete deck maintenance. If your deck is in need of repairs, give PTG Enterprises a call today! We offer a wide variety of concrete care products and services, including pool deck repair and reconstruction. (more…)

Weather Effects and Sustainability Of Concrete

Friday, January 12th, 2018
Keeping new concrete protected from freezing temperatures is essential for producing a quality, long-lasting product.

Keeping new concrete protected from freezing temperatures is essential for producing a quality, long-lasting product.

Variables in weather have a direct impact on a concrete mix, including whether it’s hot or cold, windy, humid, or dry on any given day. The most damaging type of weather is cold and precipitation in frigid temperatures. Ultimately, concrete should be as strong as possible to ensure its durability and longevity. Therefore, keeping new concrete protected from dipping temperatures is essential for producing a quality, long-lasting product.    (more…)