Posts Tagged ‘property managers’

3 Parking Lot Maintenance Essentials

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
parking lot maintenance needed for cracked pavement

Parking lot maintenance includes sealing cracks before they lead to larger problems such as potholes.

When maintaining and preserving a business’s parking lot, property managers should be on the lookout for three key signs of wear: potholes, cracks, and damage so severe that it needs to be replaced. Customers or visitors do not want their cars to be jostled by potholes, and they don’t want to trip and fall over large cracks or ruts in the parking lot. These pavement troubles can lead to consequences ranging from a personal injury suit to decreased business and a negative reputation. If you want to maintain a successful business that is safe and inviting, parking lot maintenance is essential. If you take care to spot and quickly fix any potholes, cracks, and severe damages, you can be sure that your business will stay booming.  (more…)

When to Begin Planning Paving Projects for 2020

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
planning paving projects for asphalt and concrete surfaces

December is the time to begin planning pavement projects for 2020.

The final month of the year is finally here, and it is an excellent time to start planning for 2020. Property managers should begin planning paving projects they wish to complete in the coming year. However, balancing project planning with the end-of-year business can get overwhelming. If you need assistance in planning paving projects for 2020, contact PTG today and use our professional pavement contractor services to help you develop your strategy for next year.  (more…)

4 Important Asphalt Paving Budget Tips For Property Managers

Friday, July 19th, 2019
Fall Sealcoating

Learn about four important asphalt paving budget tips for property managers.

If your parking lot is in bad shape, you may be wondering how to fit repairs into a tight property budget. However, establishing a realistic parking lot maintenance budget is easier than you may think! Continue reading for four important asphalt paving budget tips for property managers. (more…)

Budgeting Needs for Asphalt Paving and Repairs With Property Managers

Friday, August 24th, 2018
Check out these tips for property managers to budget needs for asphalt paving and repairs.

Check out these tips for property managers to budget needs for asphalt paving and repairs.

As property managers prepare their annual budget, it can be difficult to know how to much to budget for asphalt paving and maintenance. Asphalt paving and repair cost often vary from year to year, so it is not easy to know exactly how much money you need to budget for asphalt costs. Continue reading for a few tips on how to prepare for annual budgets, and how PTG can help evaluate your needed asphalt repairs. (more…)

Property Managers in Maryland should start scheduling Spring Inspections

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Spring inspections help property managers throughout Maryland identify areas of immediate need.

Spring has finally sprung…sort of. While spring officially started on the March 20th, we still have one more snow storm in the forecast in Maryland. It is the perfect end to one of the worst winters in recent memory. As we mentioned in last week’s blog, the freeze-thaw damage on Maryland roads and parking lots is very noticeable this year. There are potholes and cracks everywhere! The snow and ice sure did a number on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks throughout the state…

Property Managers in Maryland should start scheduling Spring Inspections

Property managers everywhere know what spring means; it’s time to deal with the aftermath of winter: potholes, pavement cracks, de-icing chemical damage, faded parking lot striping, damaged curbs, storm drain collapses, bent signage, and more. Each of these areas poses a threat to your customer, clients, or tenants, a threat that you could be held liable for.

“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,” warns a Maryland attorney.

This is why it is important to schedule spring inspections as soon as the weather clears up. Not only will this help you avoid potential lawsuits, but it will prevent the asphalt and concrete damage from worsening over time.


Maryland Spring Inspections

Spring Inspections with PTG Enterprises

Located in Linthicum, Maryland, PTG Enterprises specializes in concrete and asphalt repair. We can also handle all of your striping and signage needs. When you schedule your spring inspections with us, owner Patrick Gillen will walk your property, examine your pavement, and provide his recommendations for repairs.

You’ll receive a thorough, detailed estimate and proposal written in an easy to understand format. Of course, you do not have to make all of your repairs at once. We will prioritize everything to help you better budget.

The next step is simple: we’ll show up as scheduled, perform the project as contracted, and leave the client satisfied!

If you have any questions about Spring Inspections in Maryland, please contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777, or click here today! You can also follow PTG Enterprises on Facebook and Twitter!

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

Maximizing Traffic Flow

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Traffic flow can either make or break your newly resurfaced parking lot. Often ignored, but no less important than pavement maintenance, efficient traffic flow can really affect the experience of your customers. Remember, first impressions count. Customers who have a negative experience are less likely to patronize a business or shopping district because of those experiences.

You never knew how important your parking lot was, did you?

In such a competitive world, you cannot afford to lose business because of an inefficient parking surface. Neglecting efficient use of parking spaces and systems can be perilous to the continued success of any business.

Here are a few things to consider:

•      Put yourself in the place of the driver who has to navigate and use the lot. Would you get lost here, not knowing how everything works?

•      What about high volume periods? How does your parking lot cope with lots of traffic? Does it get backed up easily?

•      Are there any trouble areas where accidents are likely?

Answering these questions will help you understand how to increase the efficiency of your parking surface. Or, if you would like a professional opinion or if you have any questions, contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy by calling 410-636-8777 or click here today!

PTG Enterprises will work closely with the building owner(s), property managers and anchor tenants to satisfy any and all concerns in an attempt to limit distraction to normal center activities.

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Maximizing Efficient Traffic Flow in Your Parking Lot