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StreetPrint Pavement Texturing™ is the most innovative decorative paving system that has been developed in the last 30 years. This revolutionary paving process provides a unique way to replicate the look of hand-laid brick, cobblestone and other decorative paving products.

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StreetPrint™ Features and Benefits


Streetprint Features & Benefits

What is StreetBond™?

StreetBond™ Components

How is StreetBond™ Applied?

Why is StreetBond™ Special?

How Long Will StreetBond™ Last?

Around the world we have found that there are several important features which have resulted in StreetPrint's success. The following are some of the features and benefits of StreetPrint.

  • Flexible Pavement – StreetPrint is a flexible pavement which makes it resistant to cracking and eliminates the need for expansion joints compared with imprinted Portland Cement concrete.
  • Continuous Surface – StreetPrint is a continuous, waterproof surface which resists weed growth and inhibits the migration of water to the base thereby reducing the possibility of base failures due to erosion or freeze-thaw cycles. StreetBond also reduces the effects of weathering from water, freeze-thaw cycles and sun (ultra violet exposure).
  • Easy Maintenance – StreetPrint is easily repairable and has low maintenance costs.
  • Salt Resistance – StreetPrint does not react to salt used for deicing or from salt air in coastal climates. Portland Cement concrete products including cement bricks can spall and degrade through the reaction of the cement with salt.
  • Quick Installation – StreetPrint can be installed very quickly (as much as 10 times faster than cement bricks) resulting in much less disruption to traffic.
  • Elaborate Decorative Patterns – StreetPrint makes it practical to create embossed artwork in the surface. This can be done quickly and easily and creates a whole new opportunity for decorative pavement designers. The photo below demonstrates how both brick and non-brick StreetPrint can be used. This project was installed in Las Palmas, Canary Islands in January of 1998 at the International Licensee Conference. StreetPrint™ embossed artwork combined with StreetPrint™ brick patterns.
What is StreetBond™?

StreetBond is the surfacing system used with StreetPrint Pavement Texturing to color and fortify the surface. When cured, StreetBond is an Interpenetrating Network (IPN) which means that, like composite materials or alloys, it is able to produce properties that significantly exceed those of a single component system. StreetBond combines polymer and cement technologies to achieve an exceptional combination of durability, curing characteristics, performance properties and natural appearance. StreetBond™ Components

StreetBond is composed of wet and dry components that interconnect during curing to form a durable surface with many beneficial performance characteristics.

These packages are combined on site and water is added. As soon as the water is added the cement begins to cure. As the water evaporates the other components are left behind and begin to link together. StreetBond continues linking and film forming after the water evaporates.

How is StreetBond™ Applied?

1. Sprayed on

2. Broomed into the surface

3. Cured StreetBond™

Why is StreetBond™ Special?

1. Very high polymer levels

2. Use of (Specialized) Cements

3. Use of Large Agregates

High Polymer Levels
1.1 Flexibility
Unlike concrete, the asphalt that is used as the substrate for StreetPrint is a flexible pavement. Asphalt expands and contracts as the temperature changes. This is why no expansion joints are required for StreetPrint™. StreetBond™ has the flexibility to move with the asphalt, not against it! StreetBond™ will not crack the asphalt.
1.2 Adhesion
Polymers are the glue that holds StreetBond to the the asphalt surface. More glue means better adhesion which means no pealing.
1.3 Abrasion Resistance
At lower polymer levels, the polymer can’t form a continuum which means that the components are not thoroughly bonded. At StreetBond’s polymer levels a polymer continuum is formed. The polymer is the primary component that holds the particles together which results in higher abrasion resistance and a stronger, more durable surface.
1.4 Color Stability
The polymers used in StreetBond are very resistant to the effects of ultra violet light and the high level of polymer in StreetBond helps to stabilize the pigments so that the rich colors are retained over time.
1.5 Chemical Resistance
The polymers in StreetBond have excellent resistance to chemicals like oil, gasoline, brake fluid, transmission fluid, salt and food products. The combination of the high polymer loading and the unusually high build thickness created with StreetBond results in a layer that significantly fortifies the asphalt.
1.6 Freeze Thaw Resistance
Higher polymer levels create a tighter, hydrophobic (i.e. water repelling) surface. This allows less water to penetrate into the surfacing system which provides protection from degradation caused by freeze thaw cycles.

Use of (Specialized) Cements
2.1 Cure Time
StreetBond has a very thick film compared to typical coating systems. Using cements reduces the cure time by a factor of 6. This means a much faster return-to-service. In addition, cement gives a rapid internal cure which gives immediate mechanical bond to the asphalt upon drying.
2.2 Abrasion Resistance
Using cements increases abrasion resistance by a factor of 2 to 3.
2.3 Efflorescence
Using special cements reduces the chances of efflorescence by a factor of 10.
2.4 Natural Appearance
Using cements provides abrasion resistance without making the surface look plastic.

Use of Large Aggregates
3.1 Build Thickness

The use of large aggregates allows StreetBond to create a 3 dimensional aggregate structure within the film compared to typical thin film coatings. This increases durability and increases the strength of the asphalt. In addition, chances of creating a continuous film on an asphalt surface improve with greater build thickness. This improves protection from solvents.

3.2 Slip and Skid Resistance (Pendulum Test – Wet)

The use of large aggregates increases both slip and skid resistance resulting in a safer surface.

How Long Will StreetBond™ Last?

Long Life for Pedestrian and Residential Applications. Residential and pedestrian applications have demonstrated many years of life showing little, if any, significant wear. Effects of Traffic on StreetBond. The service life before reapplication of StreetBond depends on:
  • the amount of traffic the surface receives;
  • the amount of abrasive materials on the surface;
  • the amount of turning movements on the surface;
  • whether the surface is saturated with water for a period of time while exposed to traffic;
  • whether studded snow tires are used in the area.
Experience has shown that, in traffic applications, a fresh layer of StreetBond may be required in one to five years, depending on the service conditions described above and on the Owner’s preferences. Maintenance is Easy and Cost Effective. Of course, in the event of wear, it is both fast and cost effective to simply reapply a fresh layer of StreetBond to renew the surface. Plus, wear is not of a structural nature. No trip hazard is created, nor is there risk of the cost of the repair growing exponentially if the situation is not dealt with immediately. This allows maintenance to be done at the convenience of the owner, under the most favorable conditions. Only StreetPrint Allows Color to be Rejuvenated. One special benefit of StreetBond and StreetPrint Pavement Texturing is that it is the only decorative pavement system that allows the color to be rejuvenated.

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