Choosing The Best Marking Material – A Concise Guide To Pavement Markings

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Marking pavement involves a lot more than just applying color and patterns. The pavement marking material you choose should be dependable, permanent, and attractive. It should also be very clear and apparent to ensure people see the pavement markings and know what they mean.

With so many pavement marking options available, it can be challenging to determine which ones will work best for your specific situation. To help you decide what pavement markings you should use, we have compiled a list of the top four best pavement marking materials!

1. Paint

Paint is one of the top pavement marking materials because it’s inexpensive and easy to apply.

However, paint fades over time and doesn’t stand up well against harsh weather conditions like ice or snow. And if your pavement sees a lot of heavy road traffic, including trucks and buses, there’s a chance that the paint will crack and come off under pressure.

If you’re looking for a low-cost material that gets the job done, then paint might be a good option.

2. Thermoplastic

Thermoplastic pavement markings are a great alternative to paint. They’re durable, heat-resistant, easy to install, and offer high reflectivity, which makes them very visible to drivers at night. Plus, they come in various colors and styles to match your project’s needs.

Thermoplastic pavement markings are an excellent choice for short and long-term marking needs. They are applied as molten plastic heated until it is liquid, then poured out and spread onto the pavement. Once cooled and set, the markings will last anywhere from several months to several years, depending on traffic volume.

3. Epoxy Pavement Markings

Epoxy pavement markings are the easiest to apply and have a long life but are considered more expensive than traditional paints per mile. Epoxy pavement markings are also more impact and abrasion resistant than other types of pavement markings. These pavement markers also have high reflectivity, making them easy to see in the dark.

Epoxy pavement markings are ideal for concrete surfaces. However, the surface must first be prepped before applying the epoxy.

4. Pavement Marking Tapes

Pavement marking tapes are a great option if you want pavement markings that will not cause damage to your existing pavement. These markings can be installed quickly and easily, and they can be removed without leaving any residue behind. Pavement marking tapes are also available in various colors, so you can choose the one that matches your needs.

DH Striping can help you with all your pavement marking needs. We have been in the industry for many years and know what it takes to get the job done right every time.

We offer tailored, high-quality, long-lasting painting and thermoplastic marking services to clients in Tampa, FL, at budget-friendly rates.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your pavement marking needs!

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