Thermoplastic Striping and Markings

Thermoplastic striping being installed at shopping mall parking Lot in Boca Raton, FL by 3-D Paving in 2022.

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Thermoplastic Striping & Markings installed on your parking lot or paving project from the most trusted name in Asphalt Paving. 3-D Paving of South Florida.

Thermoplastic parking lot striping and markings done by 3-D Paving, paving contractor in Coral Springs, FL in 2022.

What is Thermoplastic Striping?

Ok, here’s the short of it. Thermoplastic striping, generally speaking, is a process of applying heat-fused thermoplastic material for applications like parking lot striping, road and parking lot signage or markings to asphalt or concrete pavement surfaces. This process creates a long-lasting, durable pavement marking that is reflective and bright. Thermoplastic striping will stay bright and fresh looking considerably longer then other traditional methods of parking lot or asphalt striping.

Where can you use thermoplastic asphalt or concrete striping?

Thermoplastic striping is great for just about any application. This type of asphalt striping is ideal for high-traffic areas such as parking lots, roadways, highways or even sporting pavements at schools, parks and stadiums. With just about any color or color combination available, thermoplastic markings can be used to add your company logo or branding to your parking lot or pavements. The versatility, longevity and general outstanding visual results of thermoplastic markings make the only limit to what you can do, your own imagination.

How does thermoplastic asphalt striping get installed?

Once your asphalt or concrete surface is prepped, the thermoplastic material is melted to a specific temperature and then applied by your paving contractor to the surface using a specialized thermoplastic striping machine which 3-D Paving has several out in the field. After you’ve applied the striping or markings, and once the thermoplastic has cooled and hardened, it forms a bond with the asphalt or concrete paving that is then much more resistant to UV fading, cracking, chipping, and peeling. The thermoplastic material consists of binders, pigments and glass beads. One of the most unique characteristics of thermoplastic striping or markings is the use of those glass beads in the material. This really makes the stripes on asphalt paving or concrete paving highly reflective and visible at night. The thermoplastic material is loaded into one of the specialty machines and heated to approximately 400 degrees at which time it melts. After applying this type of material it dries extremely fast, then forms durable, longer lasting striping and markings with far increased nighttime visibility compared to the non thermoplastic options. Because it dries so quickly, thermoplastic pavement striping or markings are ready for traffic and use almost immediately. This makes things much easier and you don’t have to close your parking lot or roadway for an extended period of time.

What are some other benefits of Thermoplastic striping and Pavement Markings?

Thermoplastic striping offers many benefits over other types of pavement markings. Like previously stated, thermoplastic striping is much more visible and significantly more durable than paint. If you are looking for a parking lot striping method that will absolutely last for several years, thermoplastic pavement marking is indeed a cost-effective solution based on its balance between cost and performance longevity. While traffic paint usually lasts for a year in low traffic areas, and even less in higher traffic roads, thermoplastic striping will outlast regular paint many times over. By choosing thermoplastic road and parking lot striping, you can maintain road markings in good condition for years to come, and additionally, save money in your asphalt paving or concrete paving maintenance. Something else that paints a good picture about the value of thermoplastic striping or markings is that many states now require that higher-volume highways get re-striped up to three times a year when using traditional asphalt striping paint methods! That being said, if you use thermoplastic striping, it bumps you out to two years!

3-D Paving are South Florida’s thermoplastic striping experts.

Striping is a vital part of road paving job, and thermoplastic road markings are the best choice for finishing your parking lot or paving project. It doesn’t crack, chip or shatter from impact. The process allows for quicker striping and long lasting results. That’s why thermoplastic striping options have dominated the asphalt paving and parking lot striping industry.

Why Choose 3-D Paving?

On top of our everyday commercial parking lot paving and asphalt paving work, we have served many municipalities, cities and townships throughout South Florida. That’s why 3-D Paving is the most trusted paving company in South Florida. Examples of our work are never far away. Reach out to one of our skilled paving experts today if you’d like to see examples of our striping work or if you just want us to give you a consultation. Voted 2022s most trusted commercial asphalt paving contractor in Broward County and Palm Beach County. 3-D Paving and Sealcoating puts their decades of experience, expertise and excellence to work for you! Offering a myriad of full-service Asphalt Paving and Concrete Paving Services, Sealcoating, Parking Lot and asphalt striping as well as concrete construction services like sidewalks, ramps, slabs, curbs and much more. 3-D Paving is proud to serve our home town, Coral Springs, Florida as well as greater Palm Beach and Broward Counties. To keep your roads and parking lots free from worn-out markings and ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians, contact 3-D Paving and Sealcoating in Coral Springs, FL. We offer free estimates and consultations for any of paving services.

What Advantages Are Offered by Thermoplastic Markings?

Thermoplastic striping can deliver several important benefits. Depending on your situation, you may find some of the benefits more critical than others.

1. Longevity: Painted lines typically have a life of around two years. Thermoplastic markings has an average life of six to eight years. Therefore, although your initial costs will be slightly higher for thermoplastic markings, the additional cost can be more than offset over time.

2. Minimal Disruption: Painted lines require road closures that are longer in distance as well as in time. This can lead to traffic jams or other disruptions. When applying thermoplastics, the traffic will be disrupted for a much shorter distance, and the speedy hardening process means that the closed area can begin receiving traffic much sooner than the time required for paint to dry.

3. Visibility: Reflective beads can enhance visibility on wet pavements or at night. When reflective beads are applied on top of painted lines, the beads quickly wear away. Thermoplastics can incorporate reflective beads throughout the entire thickness of the material, so the lines remain more visible.

4. Damage Resistance: Unlike paint, thermoplastics are highly resistant to petrochemicals, including oil, brake fluid, diesel, power steering fluid, and gasoline. Paint can suffer damage that results in peeling, cracking, or flaking, but this is not the case with thermoplastics.

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5. Environmental Safety: Many paints emit volatile organic compounds that can pose problems for the environment. Thermoplastics emit no VOCs.

If you would like to learn more about thermoplastic markings, contact 3-D Paving & Sealcoating. We also offer asphalt paving, parking lot striping, traditional pavement markings, concrete grinding, asphalt resurfacing, parking lot signs, concrete sidewalks, asphalt milling, reflective pavement markers, concrete curbs, speed bumps, concrete ramps, ADA compliance, concrete parking lots, bollard installation, paver bricks, concrete gutters, and asphalt sealcoating. We are a family-owned and -operated company with an impeccable reputation for outstanding craftsmanship and exemplary service. We offer free quotes, so initiate your request today by submitting the online form, calling our Coral Springs office at 855-735-7623, or sending an email to Info@3-DPaving.com.

Benefits of Thermoplastic

Understand that there are plenty of benefits to having these road markings, and here are 5 of the most important ones!

Road Safety

Safety is the main benefit when it comes to thermoplastic road markings. They can be seen at night and under poor weather conditions.

Durability

Durability is also an important part of the road marking infrastructure, and thermoplastic markings last a long time and can improve skid resistance.

A Range of Applications

They offer a diverse range of applications, as these markings can be used for roads and parking lots, but also for bicycle lanes, bus lanes, and disabled parking spaces.

Cost-effective

Thermoplastic pavement markings & R.P.M.s are cost-effective due to the fact that they are low-maintenance and long-lasting.

Minimal Downtime

The speed with which these markings can be applied makes them efficient and effective when it comes to improving the roads.

Contact 3-D Paving and Sealcoating today to get a quote for your Thermoplastic needs.

Contact 3-D Paving and Sealcoating today to get a quote for your Thermoplastic needs.