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Biggest Challenges for a Property Manager and Relief to Overcome Them

Property Management Tips from a Former Property Manager By Cindy Fisher,  Account Executive, RPA® | July 5, 2017 With 10 years as...Read More

Painting Metal Surfaces

By Dave Weaver, PCM Paint Division Manager | May 16, 2017 When is the best time of the year to paint my Mansard...Read More

Don’t Get Tripped Up with Trip Hazards

By Brian Adams, PCM Concrete Division Manager | April 10, 2017 In today’s litigious society it is important to understand what may legally...Read More

Is Your Landscape Ready For Spring?

Our unusual weather pattern here in the Mid-Atlantic States over the past two months has impacted our landscapes in several...Read More

ADA Guidelines for Restriping Parking Lots

Accessible Parking Spaces When a business restripes a parking lot, it must provide accessible parking spaces as required by the ADA...Read More

Tips for Power Washing Your Garage

By Dan Reynolds, PCM Division Manager | March 21, 2017 Is your parking garage filthy and grimy? What should you consider to clean...Read More

Preventing Drive-By Lawsuits

How to Ensure ADA Compliance Most Property managers should be familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to...Read More

"Deck the Halls" Safety This Holiday Season

With the winter holidays just around the corner, are you worried about electric safety at your community? For many Americans,...Read More

Is Low-VOC Paint Safer?

By J.B. Deerin, President, PCM Services | September 30, 2013 With green building, cleaning and lighting becoming mainstream, the painting industry, too,...Read More

Cold Weather Concrete

Did you know that concrete installed in the winter works just as well as concrete installed any other time of...Read More

Crack Fill: Preventive Maintenance

Did you know when asphalt cracks are left untreated, water and temperature extremes can reduce the life of your parking...Read More

Best Time to Upgrade Landscape

Plants thrive when installed late in the season, while summer’s hot temperatures can make it difficult for already stressed, newly...Read More

Landscape Fall Economy

Here’s a trade secret. “It’s less expensive to buy your enhancement work in the Fall!” In fact, you can save...Read More

With All This Rain, How Should I Be Mowing My Wet Grass?

By Bernie Granzow, BP Landscape Services | August 2, 2016 Summer has been quite soggy in the DMV area. This can spell trouble...Read More

10 Electrical Safety Tips

We may think we know all there is to know about the dangers of electrical mishaps, but there are still...Read More

Best Landscape Management Practices

By a PCM Company, BP Landscape Services | July 12, 2016 (This content comes from the UMD Cooperative Extension) Fertilize Wisely Fertilizers can...Read More

Spring Lawn Care Tips

By Michael Berg , BP Landscape Services | August 2nd, 2016 Proper mowing is one of the most important practices in keeping your grass healthy....Read More

Efflorescence – The Natural Graffiti

*Note: This is an actual photo. It has not been altered in any way. What is it? Efflorescence (from the...Read More

The Value of Apples to Apples Bidding

Tips for Property Managers By Alexis Wilcox, CPM Guest Blogger | February 22, 2016 In my 15 years in the commercial real...Read More

2016 Project Management:
Getting Ahead of the Clock

Property Management Tips from a Former Property Manager By Alexis Wilcox, CPM, PCM Sr. Account Representative | December 9, 2015 Set Yourself up...Read More

PCM Named Among Top 50 Sealcoating Contractors

We’ve done it again! PCM Services was named one of the top 50 Sealcoating contractors in the United States for...Read More

To Sealcoat or Not to Sealcoat Your Parking Lot? That is the Question.

By Justin Hoover, PCM Pavement Marking Division Manager | May 1, 2015 There are many benefits to sealcoating, as well as things to consider...Read More

Glass Restoration

By Dan Reynolds, PCM Estimator & Project Manager | March 12, 2015 Photo compliments of Presto Restoration Products. Glass can be beautiful when clean...Read More

Fall Concrete Repair

By Brian Adams, PCM Concrete Division Manager | October 9, 2014 Why Fall? Under certain conditions, a strong argument can be made that...Read More

Property Managers: What You Need to Know Before Your Next Paint Project

By Dave Weaver, PCM Paint Division Manager | August 11, 2014 Choosing the right mix of Color and Sheen for your next paint project can...Read More

PCM Named Among Top 50 Paving, Sealcoating, and Striping Contractors

We’re thrilled to announce PCM Services was named one of the top 50 Paving, Sealcoating, and Striping contractors in the United States...Read More

"Should I re-caulk a few leaky windows or opt for a full system replacement?"

By Scott Parello, VP, Exterior Building Services | May 13, 2014 These past few weeks Maryland, DC, and Virginia saw a copious...Read More

Booth #527 Will Rock PMEXPO This Year

April 11, 2014 What do you absolutely need to know about the restoration and maintenance of your commercial properties? Swing...Read More

Winter's Effects on Your Parking Lots

Has this winter’s extreme temperatures wreaked havoc on your parking lots? By Michael Coletta, PCM Asphalt Division Manager | March 20, 2014 This...Read More

Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather – Yes, it Can Be Done!

By Brian Adams, PCM Concrete Division Manager | November 18, 2013 Many people don’t realize concrete can be poured throughout the winter in the...Read More

ADA Compliant Sidewalks and Curb Ramps

By Brian Adams, PCM Concrete Division Manager | October 17, 2013 ADA lawsuits are on the rise! In the last 5 years, ADA litigation...Read More

Crack Fill: Is it All it's Cracked Up to Be?

By Justin Hoover, PCM Asphalt & Concrete  | October 3, 2013   Photo by Michael Coghlan What Is Crack Filling? Crack filling is...Read More

Painting Green or ...As Usual?

With green building, cleaning and lighting becoming mainstream, the painting industry, too, is jumping on the green bandwagon. Now property...Read More

"Caulk" it Up to Moderate Weather

By Scott Parello, VP, Exterior Building Services | September 6, 2013   Did you know we only have about two months left...Read More

What is Alligatoring?

By Michael Coletta, PCM Asphalt Division Manager | August 28, 2013 What’s the story behind those ugly cracks in your parking lot? Does...Read More

Parking Lot ADA Guidelines: What You Need to Know

By Justin Hoover, PCM Pavement Marking Division Manager | August 6, 2013 Photo courtesy of Smart Sign  What are the new parking lot requirements and...Read More

Sealcoat: What are the new laws that could affect your budget?

By Justin Hoover, PCM Vice President, Building Exteriors | May 16, 2016 “Sealcoat’s Journey Over Time” – Pavement sealer (left) wears off....Read More

Silicone vs. Polyurethane Sealant

By VP, Exterior Building Services | June 12, 2013 This photo shows the negligible impact of weathering on a silicone sealant (left)...Read More

Parking Lot Aesthetics: How to Keep Your Lot Shining

By Michael Coletta, PCM Asphalt Division Manager | May 22, 2013 Do you know that studies show you only have between 7-17 seconds to...Read More

Concrete 101: Basics Every Property Manager Should Know

By Brian Adams, PCM Concrete Division Manager | May 15, 2013   Photo from Portland Cement Association.   Concrete is the most widely used construction...Read More

A Few Reasons to Toot Our Own Horn!

Feedback from our clients is very important to us. Even more important is making them happy. Your input helps us improve...Read More