Pavement Marking Solutions
Enduramark Provides Long Lasting, Durable Cement Based Line Striping
Pavement Surface Coatings, in conjunction with our network of partner installers, have recently developed a new and innovative technique for applying our state-of-the-art Enduramark pavement marking system in areas of the country that are prone to snow plowing. Conventional pavement markings’ retroreflective beads are damaged or dislodged by snowplows and tire wear resulting in compromised performance in early stages of the pavement marking life especially in wet conditions.
The engineer’s and design personnel at PSC along with its affiliated partners have developed a new approach to protecting the pavement markings from tires and plows. By taking advantage of Enduramark’s extreme durability, the LineGuard® application process places the Enduramark at a width of 8 inches for six-inch lines and 6 inches for a 4-inch line and installs a “rail” of one inch on the outside of both sides of the line. The combination of a rail on each side of the line creates an “inlaid” line between the rails. Vehicular tires and plow blades ride on the rails and the line and beads are not impacted. The system is designed to have the exposed beads, less than 15 mils (0.015 inch) below the height of the rail maximizing the retroreflective aspects.
If the line ever loses it performance, the Enduramark can be applied on top of the existing Enduramark without any preparation. It is PSC’s belief that the system will have exceptional durability and longevity and if restriping is required the entire system can be reapplied or the pavement markings and beads can be installed between the rails. If excessive rail wear is realized the rails can be reapplied independently.
Enduramark is a polymer modified cement and consequently is not subject to the natural degradation of the epoxies, thermoplastics, MMAs, paints, tape or polyurea’s. Its durability is unequaled in the pavement marking industry.