Thermoplastic striping being installed at shopping mall parking Lot in Boca Raton, FL by 3-D Paving in 2022.
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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.
Safety is the main benefit when it comes to thermoplastic road markings. They can be seen at night and under poor weather conditions.
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.
Thermoplastic pavement markings & R.P.M.s are cost-effective due to the fact that they are low-maintenance and long-lasting.
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.