Why Thermoplastic Pavement Markings Are Essential For Road Safety

las vegas thermoplastic line marking, asphalt maintenance, affordable striping Throughout history, there have been numerous efforts to expedite the movement of people and things from one area to another. Some of these efforts have been in vain, but others have been adapted through the centuries and are still in use today. For example, the thoughtfully designed, well-built roads constructed by the Romans ensured the swift movement of troops as well as trade goods. After the Roman Empire fell, it would be many centuries before paved roads again became widespread. Road markings did not appear in the United States until sometime around 1911, and these painted markings were considered a major innovation. Today, thermoplastic markings for roads, parking lots, bike lanes, and other pavements are the latest innovation.

What Are Thermoplastic Pavement Markings?

There are many different types of thermoplastics that can be used for a variety of purposes. Thermoplastics melt and turn liquid when exposed to high heat, but they cool and harden rapidly. Because of the strength of the bond, thermoplastics are ideally suited for asphalt pavements of all types.

What Are the Benefits of Thermoplastic Pavement Markings?

Thermoplastics are tough and durable, and they last four to six times as long as paint. However, striping contractors can often complete a parking lot restripe in significantly less time when using thermoplastics instead of paint. Because thermoplastic line striping and markings solidify so quickly, the area can be opened to traffic much faster without worrying about tracking. Thermoplastic pavement markings are more visible than typical painted markings, and this enhances safety as well as aesthetics. Your pavement striping contractor can apply thermoplastic stripes and markings regardless of how low the surface and air temperatures might be. Furthermore, thermoplastic can shrug off things that can damage painted markings, including impacts, automotive fluids, and abrasives.

Are Thermoplastic Pavement Markings Expensive?

It is true that thermoplastics cost a bit more than paint. However, since thermoplastics substantially outlast paints, it can actually be cheaper in the long run to invest in thermoplastics. It could well be worth your time to ask your pavement striping contractor for quotes on both methods before you decide.

Can I Switch to Thermoplastic Striping and Marking When I Alter My Parking Lot Design?

Just because your parking lot has always had painted markings does not mean that you cannot switch to thermoplastics. In fact, a new layout can be a great time to make the change. Whether you just need the basic markings or require custom templates, your contractor can help you create a parking lot that will help you present your business in a favorable light.

Will Affordable Striping & Sealing Help Me Decide Whether to Choose Thermoplastic or Paint?

At Affordable, we know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to parking lot maintenance. We always try to put ourselves in the customer’s shoes when we offer possible solutions. We will never attempt to sell you a service you do not need or that would not be the best option for your particular situation. Therefore, we would be happy to discuss your long-term and short-term goals, your specific needs, and your personal preferences.

In addition to thermoplastic striping and marking, Affordable Striping offers many other asphalt maintenance services. These include asphalt sealcoating, parking lot design, traffic signs and bumper blocks, and asphalt crack repair. We have been serving customers in the Las Vegas area since 2006. We have built an exemplary reputation for providing extraordinary customer service and outstanding work at affordable prices. To request a free quote or discuss your upcoming project, call us at 702-222-9009 or complete the online form.