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What Causes Potholes and How To Fix Them

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Learn what causes potholes and how to fix them.

Learn what causes potholes and how to fix them.

Potholes are a common problem in most areas, but they are a big problem for property owners. Every year, potholes on public roads and parking lots cost millions of dollars in damage to vehicles. They can damage tires, wheels, axels, and shocks, among other car components. Continue reading to learn about potholes and how to fix them in your parking lot. (more…)

Cold Patching For Emergency Fixes For Potholes

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
Asphalt Patching: Cold Patch vs. Hot Mix

Learn more about cold patching for emergency fixes!

Winter isn’t over just yet! While spring is just around the corner, potholes repair shouldn’t wait until the new season. Waiting too long to fix cracks or potholes in your pavement will only lead to further damages, so property managers should take care of the problem as soon as possible. If your parking lot needs quick emergency fixes for potholes made in winter, cold patching is your answer. (more…)

How Much Damage Can Potholes Do to Vehicles?

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Potholes can do more damage to your car than you may think.

Potholes can do more damage to your car than you may think.

When you drive over a pothole, you can feel the jolt of the bump from your tires and up to your seats. You imagine the type of damage that these harsh road elements can have on your car and the expensive costs of repairing this damage. To have a better idea of what you may be facing, here is a breakdown of the type of damage that can occur from driving into potholes. (more…)

The Many Dangers of Potholes in the Roadway

Friday, November 4th, 2016
potholes

Potholes are particularly annoying because they are simply road hazards, and pretty much unavoidable. It’s unlikely you’re a driver who hasn’t ever hit one.

You’re driving down the road, and suddenly, you hit a pothole–the distinctive impact is usually a jarring dip and a loud, worrying noise.  Potholes are particularly annoying because they are simply road hazards, and pretty much unavoidable.  It’s unlikely you’re a driver who hasn’t ever hit one.  But potholes are more than an inconvenience; they can also cause serious issues, both with your car and your safety.  To learn more about the dangers of potholes, read on.

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Pothole Season is Here and It’s Dangerous

Friday, March 11th, 2016
pothole season sign

If you live in an area that had a harsh winter, you’ll likely have an increasingly hazardous pothole season.

Springtime is upon us! Unfortunately, that doesn’t just mean warm weather, stellar sunshine and vibrant plant life. It also means increasingly hazardous roadways. Potholes appear in greater numbers during the transition to springtime, especially in areas that have experienced a particularly harsh winter. Thus – it is pothole season, Marylanders. Are you on high alert? PTG Enterprises is here with more information about how to address and avoid the dangers of potholes.
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What Can Smooth Asphalt Do For You?

Monday, December 21st, 2015
Potholes can be hazardous and expensive. Smooth asphalt prevents them!

Potholes can be hazardous and expensive. Smooth asphalt prevents them!

 

We all know that driving on smooth, flat asphalt pavement just feels safer and more enjoyable on our vehicles. Driving down a bumpy stretch of potholes can be a cause for worry, stress and frustration – especially for those living in economically depressed areas and likely handle this terrain regularly. Aside from the obvious preferred look of smooth asphalt, there are many other benefits to implementing this pavement on those bumpy, pothole-prone roads or business/residential parking lots.

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Am I Liable? Potholes, Trip/Fall Hazards, Missing Signage, & ADA Compliance

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

When damage to a vehicle or worse, injury to a person occurs on your commercial property, you probably have one question looming in your mind; “Am I Liable?” Odds are, if you knew about the issue, such as a pothole or crack, and did not rectify the issue in a timely manner, you can most likely be held liable.

“All Maryland businesses, corporations, employers and business owners have a legal obligation and responsibility to properly maintain all areas of their property. This includes parking lots, driveways and sidewalks…these accidents can ultimately lead to life altering injuries that can take significant amounts of time, energy and money…management companies, cleaning companies, outsourced security companies and other corporate entities can also be held responsible for your injuries,” warns one Baltimore, Maryland lawyer who advertises himself as a “Harford County Parking Lot Accident Attorney.”

Am I Liable?

“Potholes and sinkholes can easily develop in parking lots and sidewalks, especially during the winter. Property owners have a responsibility to make sure either that these hazards are repaired or that people walking and driving on their property are warned against them,” added a New York attorney who advertises himself on his website as a “Bronx Sinkhole Injury Attorney” and a “Brooklyn Parking Lot and Sidewalk Injury Attorney.”

What’s worse, if someone is injured on your property as a result of your negligence and improperly maintained premises, your insurance may not cover the damages. Improperly maintained premises – including those awful potholes that sometimes spring up overnight – are considered the fault of the policyholder. You and you alone are responsible for maintaining your parking lot, sidewalks, and driveways. But no one said you couldn’t ask for a little help.

PTG Enterprises, Your Baltimore Asphalt Contractor

PTG Enterprises is a full service commercial asphalt contractor in the Baltimore, Maryland area. We have been in the asphalt paving business for more than a decade, paving thousands of miles of asphalt lots. If your asphalt needs patching give us a call today! Failing to patch a crack or pothole allows water to penetrate the surface, slowly degrading the asphalt from the inside out, worsening the problem or causing premature failure of the pavement.

PTG Enterprises can also help with missing signage and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.

  1. Missing Signage: Not only do new paint, signs and wheel stops give your parking lot a “WOW” finished look, but missing signage and improperly marked parking lots could put you at risk for lawsuits.
  2. ADA Compliance: Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III guarantees persons with disabilities are provided accommodations and access equal to, or similar to, the general public into commercial facilities and areas of public accommodation. These standards are enforceable under civil rights law, meaning a person is able to file a lawsuit if he/she has “reasonable grounds” for believing that discrimination has occurred, rather than filing a grievance after the fact. A civil law suit can be filed with penalties of up to $100,000 imposed per offense.

Our crews work quickly and professionally. So why would you call anyone else?

If you have any questions about our blog, “Am I Liable? Potholes, Trip/Fall Hazards, Missing Signage, & ADA Compliance,” 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!

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Parking Lots Potholes are Valuable – to Attorneys and Plaintiffs

Commercial Parking Lots, Paving Contractors, and Your Business

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Your business parking lot is the first point of contact your customers/clients have with your business. It is what they will base their first impressions on. Because of this, it is important to keep your parking surface free of oil stains, debris, cracks and potholes. But all the asphalt maintenance in the world won’t make a difference if your asphalt pavement was not properly installed by a qualified pavement contractor.

But before you call a potential asphalt contractor, educate yourself on the important qualities of any good commercial parking surface. These include:

  1. Smooth Integration: If you are expanding an existing parking lot, you want to be sure that your new parking surface blends seamlessly with the old asphalt. Feel free to ask your potential parking lot contractor for photos of a similar job he already completed.
  2. Good Base: Without a proper gravel base, your business parking surface will collapse under the weight of traffic.
  3. Drainage: Water and asphalt are not friends. Proper drainage prevents standing water and long-term damage to your parking lot.
  4. Attention to Detail: A good asphalt professional pays attention to the tiniest of details, ensuring that your parking surface is installed properly.

If you have any further questions, contact an experienced asphalt company today – a company like PTG Enterprises. The asphalt experts here have managed hundreds of pavement projects and have the experience you need. So contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777 or click here today!

Give me the opportunity to impress you. I can be your one stop ‘Pavement Guy,’ for any pavement project regardless of size or scope.

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4 Keys to Quality Commercial Parking Lot Paving

Maryland Sealcoating Service: The Benefits of Sealcoating Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Asphalt parking lot maintenance is important. But of all the precautions you can take to ensure your parking surface lasts for a long time, sealcoating is perhaps the most important. If applied properly and at the right time, sealcoating provides the following benefits:

Slows Oxidation and Water Penetration: Over exposure to oxygen will harden asphalt binders, resulting in brittle pavement prone to cracking. And cracking allows water to seep into the asphalt sub base, further weakening the entire parking surface. This leads to more cracks, potholes, and eventual total parking lot failure.

Sealcoats fill surface voids, reducing exposure to oxygen and water and prolonging pavement life.

Protects Pavement Against Ultraviolet Rays: The sun’s rays can break the links between carbon bonds and your asphalt. Sealcoat prevent ultraviolet rays from further damaging the asphalt pavement.

Protects Against Spills: Gas and oil spills can soften asphalt, making it more susceptible to other damage. Sealcoating reduces the depth to which oil or gas can penetrate.

Easy to Clean Pavement: Sealcoating results in a smooth, even texture allowing for much easier cleaning.

Increased Pavement Flexibility: Sealcoating keeps your parking lot black. This attracts more heat from the sun, which, in turn, makes your parking surface more pliable and increasingly able it is to withstand traffic volume changes without cracking.

Beauty: Well, this one is a given.

Cost Effective: It is far less expensive to sealcoat your parking lot every few years than it would be to overlay or completely replace your parking surface.

If you have any questions, contact an experienced asphalt company today – a company like PTG Enterprises. The asphalt experts here have managed hundreds of pavement sealcoat projects and have the experience you need. So contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777 or click here today!

There are many different options available to property managers and owners today than there were when I started in the Industry. This works to the advantage of the property and to the pavement. Now, depending on the current condition of the asphalt, I have the ability to recommend several different options depending on the condition of the lot, previous maintenance schedules and budgets. The cost of sealcoating is only pennies a square yard versus repairs and rehabilitation which can be as much as twenty times higher.

Give me the opportunity to impress you. I can be your one stop ‘Pavement Guy,’ for any pavement project regardless of size or scope.

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Asphalt Pavement Maintenance 101

How to Fix Potholes and Uneven Pavement Problems

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Potholes and uneven pavement are not just eyesores on your otherwise immaculate asphalt; they are liabilities. These pavement problems can cause pedestrian accidents, motorcycle and bicycle crashes, and injuries. And guess who is liable for these injuries? YOU, as the property owner, will be held liable for any and all injuries sustained as a result of your improperly maintained pavement.

So protect yourself and others by fixing potholes and uneven pavement surfaces quickly. Here’s how…

Potholes: Potholes are generally caused by failures in the base surface. Because of this, the old asphalt and base must be removed. Then a new base and a new layer of compacted asphalt can be added.

Asphalt patching is the best long-term solution, but filling the pothole with cold-patch asphalt can work in the short term.

Sunken Concrete Panels: This signals that the base course has weakened and needs to be replaced. The old materials need to be stripped and replaced with new, compacted layers of base course and concrete.

Short-term fix: The concrete slabs that are not sunken in can be grinded down until the surface is flush. Since this does not address the cause of the problem, it is only a temporary fix.

Lifted Asphalt and Concrete Panels: This is most likely the result of an intruding tree root under the pavement. To fix this you must remove the pavement, remove the tree root and then repave the surface.

Short-term fix: Grind down the surface.

Of course, if you would rather leave all of this to the professionals, we are here to help. So contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777 or click here today!

I can be your one stop ‘Pavement Guy,’ for any pavement project regardless of size or scope. Give me the opportunity to impress you.

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Asphalt and Uneven Pavement Surfaces are a Liability