Posts Tagged ‘sidewalk’

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…)

How To Prevent Sidewalk and Frost Heaving

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Sidewalk and frost heaves are dangerous for commercial properties, as they create “trippers,” or potential hazards for customers to trip over while walking. A frost heave is caused by freezing temperatures and water, as the sidewalk rises from the frozen ground. If you notice sidewalk heaves at commercial business, call PTG today! We are an expert at fixing these issues tripping hazards, eliminating any potential liability. (more…)

How to Remove Sidewalk Trip Hazards

Friday, July 28th, 2017
concrete staircase

For your family and visitors, sidewalks should be clear of all trip factors.

Trip hazards are not uncommon on sidewalks or patios where concrete may have broken, chipped, or shifted from frosts, tree roots or just natural formation. There are basically two kinds of concrete: concrete that cracks and concrete that is going to crack. Federal law requires the removal of all trip hazards from all pedestrian walkways. Because the ADA demands compliance, trip hazards present a legal liability. By eliminating trip hazards, property owners reduce their legal liability. (more…)

Concrete Cracking: Is it time to call your Baltimore Concrete Contractor?

Friday, January 11th, 2013

When it comes to your concrete, whether it is a driveway, sidewalk, or parking lot, it will eventually crack. That is just life. Even the best concrete cracks eventually. The key to concrete longevity is to address these cracks as they happen…before they get out of control.

Remember the old adage, “a stitch in time saves nine?” Well, the same holds true for concrete. Addressing a small crack when it happens is much easier and much more cost-effective than trying to fix larger or multiple cracks.

When your concrete pavement begins to show signs of wear and tear, you need the help of an expert. So call the concrete experts at PTG Enterprises before that small crack becomes a major issue. Our crews are the best available and they use only the best materials and equipment around.

Concrete Cracking FAQs

  1. What Causes Concrete Cracking? Well, there is no one answer. Cracking is typically the result of several factors, including drying shrinkage, thermal contraction, restraint (external or internal) to shortening, subgrade settlement, and applied loads.
  2. Can Concrete Cracking be prevented? Yes and no. With proper concrete maintenance, concrete longevity can be increased, but eventually all concretes will crack.
  3. All Concrete Contractors are the same, right? No! Just as in any profession, there are good and bad concrete contractors. And if you choose a bad contractor, your concrete could fail quicker than normal. Improper installation is one of the number one causes of concrete failure.

Do yourself a favor and call PTG Enterprises for all of your concrete needs, both installation and repair. PTG Enterprises are experts with commercial concrete jobs. We work closely with you to ensure the details of the project are fully understood, and that timetables are met.

Our crews are extremely familiar with all types of concrete paving, so you know the job will look professional and last for years to come.

If you have any further questions, please contact PTG Enterprises aka My Pavement Guy today by calling 410-636-8777, or click here today!

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