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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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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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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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Decorative Stamped Asphalt, Contributing to Washington DC’s “Great Streets” Initiative

“Neighborhoods in the District of Columbia want vibrant and distinct neighborhood centers filled with proud merchants, well-maintained shops in attractive buildings, excited patrons, and supportive residents. These neighborhoods and others are linked by a series of major corridors that have significant potential to be “great streets” – places where people want to be.” –  The District of Columbia – dmped.dc.gov

The District on Columbia has embarked on the Great Streets Initiative. The Great Streets Initiative is a multi-year, multiple-agency effort aimed at transforming nine under-invested corridors into thriving, inviting, safe, and beautiful neighborhood and community centers. The District seeks to revitalize critical transportation and retail corridors throughout the city. According to Debra D. Yogodzinski, Partner Nixon Peabody LLP Co-Chair, and DCBIA Retail Business Development Committee; “the primary goal of the initiative is to make the designated streets-all major thoroughfares and commercial corridors in the District into attractive neighborhood destinations by…infrastructure improvements and economic and community development projects that will act as a catalyst for private investment in housing and retail developments.” These improvements will comprise of public realm investments, strategic land use plans, public safety strategies, and economic development assistance.

Alternative Paving Concepts (APC) is proud to be contributing to the Great Streets Initiative. APC will be installing nine Street Print XD crosswalks, as well as DuraTherm intersections for the Georgia Avenue Great Renovation portion. These high performance crosswalks and intersections will provide an attractive and long lasting touch to Georgia Avenue, as well as a safe and traffic calming way for pedestrians to cross.  These stamped asphalt crosswalks will incororpate thermoplastic materials that are made to be extremely durable and cost effective. Street Print XD and DuraTherm will give Georgia Avenue the authentic and historic look of brick, while also adding highly visible intersections for pedestrian safety against traffic.

According to Greater Greater Washington, The District of Columbia’s stated goals and objectives for the ” Great Streets projects” are to:

  1. “Improve the quality of life in neighborhoods along the corridors, including public safety, physical appearance, and personal opportunity”
  2. “Support local demand for goods and services through economic development”
  3. “Expand mobility choices and improve safety and efficiency of all modes of travel”
  4. “Attract private investment through the demonstration of a public commitment to Great Streets communities.”

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) has partnered with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Office of Planning (OP) to manage this program. More than $200 million is being invested in new development projects, including storefront improvements, transportation, streetscape beautification, and transit improvements along these corridor and centers.

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Areas included in the “Great Streets” Initiative are:

  • 7th Street and Georgia Avenue Great Streets Initiative
  • Benning Road NE and SE Great Streets Initiative
  • H Street NE Great Street Initiative
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE and South Capital Street Great Streets Initiative
  • Minnesota Avenue NE and SE Great Streets Initiative
  • Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE Great Streets Initiative
  • North Capitol Great Streets Initiative
  • Pennsylvania Avenue SE Great Streets Initiative
  • Rhode Island Avenue Great Street Initiative

Examples of Alternative Paving Concepts High Performance Street Scapes:

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Helping To Keep Your Industrial and Commerical Facilities Running Safely & Efficiently

Capital Building & Facilities Maintenance Show

The Capital Building and Facility Maintenance Show will be held on Nov 15-16 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA. The show is positioned to serve the needs of Facility Management and Maintenance professionals as well as Plant Engineering and Industrial Maintenance Professionals from across the DC, VA, and MD region. This is a free, two-day trade show that features educational seminars designed to bring the latest information on the products, technologies and services today’s maintenance and repair operation professionals need.

This is a great opportunity for those responsible in keeping their commercial, educational, hospitality, industrial, office, medical, and municipal, retail or residential buildings and facilities running safely and efficiently.

Visit the Capital Building & Maintenance Show for more information and to see who is exhibiting.

FYI: Alternative Paving Concepts will be located in booth 612.

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Welcome to My Asphalt Dr.!

Welcome to the My Asphalt Dr. blog.  We are the experts in decorative pavements, but specialize specifically in decorative stamped asphalt, StreetPrint. We are here to provide pavement information, tips, news, events and more. We also encourage any questions you have about decorative stamped asphalt or any other pavement options.

But for our first post I thought we’d tell you a little bit more about My Asphalt Dr., and Alternative Paving Concepts, who sponsor this great blog.

Alternative Paving Concepts (APC)  specializes in StreetPrint, or decorative stamped asphalt. Through the innovative Street Print process, Alternative Paving Concepts has the ability to transform regular asphalt pavements into authentic looking brick, stone, or slate.

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Street Print and Street Bond products are durable, practical, safe, environmentally friendly, and attractive solutions while being the most cost effective and amongst the easiest to install as compared to other traditional decorative options. APC provides options for streetscapes, hardscapes, parking lots and driveways; with superior durability, unsurpassed choice in designs and colors, and long-term savings over traditional options.

Alternative Paving Concepts have been an accredited licensed StreetPrint applicator since 2004, with a proven track record in seasoned experience, fine quality, superior support and impeccable service. With over a million square foot installed, they have become one of the largest applicators in the world. Street Print™ and Street Bond™ products have been installed worldwide by the world’s largest cities, commercials, governments, municipalities, developers, homeowners and more.

If you would like to learn more about Alternative Paving Concepts, My Asphalt Dr., or want to see some of the amazing projects first hand, please feel free to contact (703) 464-7928 or become fans on Facebook!

We look forward to the opportunity to share, work, and interact 🙂

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