The Culvert Bridge, East Norbeck Local Park

Alternative Paving Concepts recently completed a decorative asphalt project for the East Norbeck Local Park in Montgomery County, MD. The project consisted of a main pattern of British Cobble with the color Graphite. This was our last project of 2012, and it turned out great.

Here are some before and after photos.

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DuraTherm Intersections in College Park, MD

Five DuraTherm intersections were recently installed in College Park, MD. These intersections are along Baltimore Ave., adjacent to The University of Maryland. These crosswalks were installed with a White border and Cinnamon main color; creating a highly visible, traffic calming solution. Perfect for an environment with high student and pedestrian traffic.

DuraTherm is a specially-designed thermoplastic material that is inlaid into imprinted asphalt and heated in place using an infrared heater. Engineered to lie slightly below the asphalt surface, DuraTherm is protected from wear, ensuring effective service life while maintaining its look for years.

Click here for more photos of the DuraTherm project at College Park, MD. 

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Georgia Ave NW, DC “Greater Streets” Initiative Complete

The Street Print XD crosswalks and DuraTherm intersections for the Washington DC “Greater Streets” Initiative is complete. You have been following us throughout this great project; now take a look at the finished product!

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DuraTherm Begins in “Greater Streets” Initiative – Washington, DC

Alternative Paving Concepts is starting the DuraTherm portion of the “Greater Streets” Initiative. The new Street Print XD crosswalks have already been installed and the DuraTherm product will now be put in the intersections. The intersections will now be more durable than the regular asphalt, as well as functional. Adding a non-skid surface for pedestrians to cross, as well as provide an easily visible intersection to slow vehicle  traffic. Street Print XD and DuraTherm can be seen throughout major intersections along Georgia Avenue for the Georgia Avenue Great Renovation.

Stay tuned for photos and updates on this unique project.

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Speed Tables in Town of Cheverly, MD

Alternative Paving Concepts recently installed 6 speed tables and crosswalks in the Town of Cheverly, MD using StreetPrint. This is a great solution and look for the local area. Being next to Saint Ambrose Parish and also Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School, these speed tables and crosswalks will provide a safe way for pedestrians to cross the street. These StreetPrint speed tables will also act as a traffic calming solution.

These were done in an Offset Brick pattern, with the color Brick.

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StreetPrintXD Crosswalks on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington DC

Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE in Washington DC recently added 29 high-performance StreetPrintXD crosswalks. These decorative thermoplastic crosswalks were installed from Howard Road SE to Good Hope Road SE.

StreetPrintXD will provide a practical, durable, and attractive solution for an area that is high in vehicle and pedestrian traffic. StreetPrintXD is a popular option in areas like this because they give the same great look of real brick pavers; but are more cost-effective and more road-safe, providing a smooth and trip-hazard free path across busy roads.  unlike regular thermoplastics, which are typically 90 mils thick with glass beads; StreetPrintXD is 180 mils thick and aggregate reinforced. Making it stronger, as well as non-skid. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE is now road-safe and trip-hazard free.

Alternative Paving Concepts installed these crosswalks  in a brick pattern and color, complimenting the brick buildings along MLK.

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Stamped Asphalt at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk VA

Alternative Paving Concepts recently completed a decorative stamped asphalt project at the World’s largest naval base: Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk VA. Naval Station Norfolk, also known as Norfolk Naval Base, is a base of the United States Navy. It occupies about four miles of waterfront space and seven miles of pier and wharf space of the Hampton Roads peninsula. It is the world’s largest naval station and supports about 75 ships and 134 aircrafts alongside 14 piers, 11 aircraft aircraft hangers, and houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces.
This project consisted of decorative stamped asphalt around a building on base. Naval Station Norfolk already utilizes  stamped asphalt throughout the station for walkways, sidewalks, and also intersections and crosswalks. This new addition was installed to match the existing pattern and color seen throughout the base.
Pattern: Ashlar Slate

Color: Khaki

Here are some photos. Visit our Facebook to see more completed photos.

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Daytona 500 and TrackBond

If you watched the Daytona 500 this past February, then you probably saw TrackBond do its thing to help “save” the Daytona 500.   The Daytona 500 was forced to stop for a red flag with 40 laps left. Juan Pablo Montoya’s racecar crashed into a jet dryer on the track during a caution flag which caused a massive inferno on the racetrack.  This was the first postponed Daytona 500 in history; and it was actually postponed twice during the race.  Track crews were actually seen coating the damaged racetrack with TrackBond, and it’s what allowed the Daytona 500 to finish. On MyAsphaltDr we discuss the durability, functionality, and versatility of StreetPrint, StreetBond, StreetPrintXD and other asphalt coating technologies. But we haven’t talked about TrackBond 50 yet.

So here’s a perfect opportunity.

TrackBond 50 is a cementitious coating product that is specifically designed and engineered to repair and maintain racetracks. TrackBond 50 is successfully used on many major racetracks throughout North America to solve asphalt problems. Depending on weather conditions, track repairs can be completed and race ready in less than 10 minutes. Which makes it perfect for actual race-day repairs and quick fixes. Read more about other Daytona 500 “winners” besides Matt Kenseth.

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Major racetracks that use TrackBond include:

  • California Speedway
  • Darlington Speedway
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Michigan International Speedway
  • Phoenix International Speedway
  • Pikes Peak Oval track
  • Richmond Speedway
  • Texas Motor Speedway
  • etc
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DuraTherm in DSW Spring 2012 Commercials!

Have you seen the new Designer Show Warehouse’s (DSW) Spring 2012 commercials yet? DSW,  the national shoe retailer released its new 2012 Spring commercials recently, and during some scenes you can see a woman walk across a red DuraTherm crosswalk (1:42 mark), as well as dance on it in another scene (1:54 – 1:57). The unique and colorful DuraTherm design goes perfectly with the DSW image in these commercials. It shows the design and color flexibility. This particular crosswalk is located in Los Angeles, CA.

See the behind the scenes video here:

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DuraTherm is a a specially-designed thermoplastic material that is inlaid into imprinted asphalt and heated in place. It is engineered to lie slightly below the asphalt surface. This adds additional protection from wear, ensuring effective service life while maintaining its attractive look.

DuraTherms design flexible and durable thermoplastic system is cost effective and easy to maintain. It is famous for its ability to allow community branding elements into streetscapes and urban redevelopment projects; creating highly visible pavements. DuraTherm™ is also ideal for pedestrian channelization and crosswalks.

To learn more about DuraTherm, and to see more images visit Alternative Paving Concepts.

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High-Preformance Crosswalks – StreetPrintXD

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StreetPrintXD is a functional, durable, and practical solution for high-performance crosswalks. Perfect for high traffic conditions and engineered    to stand up to extreme use and weather conditions.

StreetprintXD provides the decorative look of brick, but with added advantages that far surpasses other decorative solutions. StreetPrintXD is applied to existing pavement and does not disrupt the asphalt surface. This eliminates the risk of heaving and settlement, and ensures a smooth, pedestrian-friendly surface.

In addition, unlike regular thermoplastics, which are typically 90 mils thick with glass beads; StreetPrintXD is 180 mils thick and aggregate reinforced. This results to superior durability and a non-skid surface.

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This is quality assured and involves cost-efficient installation. Crosswalks take hours, not days, to install, minimizing traffic disruptions. StreetPrintXD can also be installed at night.

Durable.

Unlike conventional thermoplastic road markings StreetPrintXD incorporates a unique aggregate-reinforced formula with unprecedented wear resistance. When installed using the patented StreetHeat asphalt reheating technology StreetPrintXD permanently bonds to the asphalt.

Practical. StreetPrintXD makes economic sense.

-fast and efficient installation means you invest less up front

-durability means low maintenance which translate into savings in the long term

-repairs can be made with minimal disruption

Safe. StreetPrintXD is road-safe

-smooth and trip-hazard free

-skid and slip resistant

-a friendly solution for the physically challenged, StreetPrintXD complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

StreetPrintXD is a perfect solution for high traffic conditions; definitely something to look into.Alternative Paving Concepts StreetPrintXD

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