When it comes to installing and maintaining a safe and well-organised car park, thermoplastic drive-thru markings play an important role. They help prevent motorists from accidentally parking in prohibited spaces, and they also provide valuable safety guidance for drivers who are navigating through a car park. Thermoplastic pavement markings are often a better choice than paint because they’re much more durable and long-lasting.
Unlike paint, which needs to be heated, mixed, and then poured onto the pavement, thermoplastic is already pre-formed into the marking it will become when applied, explains Tom McSwain of Ennis Traffic Safety Solutions. Contractors simply need to heat the material, apply it to the surface, and then let it cool before letting vehicles use the area again.
Safety First: How Thermoplastic Drive-Thru Markings Enhance Traffic Flow
It’s also quicker to work with, as the marking material dries faster than paint. This is beneficial for business owners who want to get their car parks back in service after minimal downtime and without shutting down revenue-generating traffic or general pedestrian movement. It’s also resistant to weather conditions and heavy traffic, allowing it to endure six times more wear and tear than latex-line striping paint.
Thermoplastic pavement markings can be customised to include symbols, text, and thermoplastic numbers, so they’re an excellent option for businesses that need to be highly visible. Additionally, glass microspheres can be added to the material for enhanced visibility at night, improving line recognition and brightness. In addition, they can increase the durability of the markings by enhancing their resistance to dirt and debris.