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Trust Zumar Industries for High-Quality Pavement Markings

June 20, 2017

A pavement marking is part of the communication system for road users. Along with the use of signs and signals, pavement markings communicate where you can drive and indicates where you can and cannot pass.

Common pavement markings

Yellow lines are commonly seen pavement markings. They separate 2 way traffic lanes. A solid yellow line lets drivers know that passing is prohibited, while a dotted one communicates that passing is allowed.

White line pavement markings are also common. They separate lanes for vehicles that are going in the same directions. Double white lines let drivers know they are not allowed to change lanes, while a single white one discourages changing of lanes. Broken white lines tell drivers that they are allowed to change lanes.

Symbols on pavements

Apart from lines, symbols are also used as pavement markings. A diamond indicates a lane is reserved only for high-occupancy vehicles. A bicycle marking is an obvious indicator to drivers that a lane is reserved specifically bicyclists. Arrows communicate the allowable directions of a particular lane or at and intersection. A row of solid triangles reminds drivers to yield.

Warnings and alerts

A pavement marking can be used to warn road users of potentially dangerous conditions ahead. A letter X with an R on both sides warns drivers of a nearby highway-rail grade crossing, while a hollow triangle indicates that there is a yield ahead. A series of lines that get progressively wider across a lane lets drivers know they are approaching a speed bump.

Types of pavement markings

There are different types of them. They are;

  • Yield markings
  • Work zone pavement markings
  • Miscellaneous pavement markings
  • Intersection markings
  • Two-way traffic markings
  • Freeway entrance and exit markings
  • HOV lane markings

Standards for pavement markings

Pavement markings must have the design and application that is laid out in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices or MUTCD. The Standard Highway Signs Book also carries design specifications. Both publications are available online.

Zumar Industries pavement markings

Since 1947, Zumar Industries has been making pavement markings as per the standards laid out in these books. We make the different types of markings, which include:

1) Pavement marking stencils such as 24-inch and 48-inch Handicap parking symbols, bike trail symbols, HWY, LANE, PATH, and others.

2) Use of rapid set epoxy, standard set epoxy, primer, bituminous adhesives, a two-part system epoxy tube kit, and adhesives.

3) Non-reflective lane markers made with non-reflective lane markers and non-reflective traffic paint.

4) Reflective pavement markers are made with temporary reflective pavement marker, temporary reflective pavement marking tape, model 948 reflective pavement marker and model 953 reflective pavement marker.

A guarantee of quality

Since Zumar Industries opened in 1947 as a family business, it has continued its growth. After many years of success in Washington and California, the company opened a third branch in Arizona. Today, Zumar Industries is a modern company using the best and latest technology to give customers products of the highest quality. We are on time every time.

Contact us and count on us to make high-quality pavement markings that are up to the required standards. We understand that pavement markings are key for keeping road users safe and spare no effort or expense in making sure they are perfect. Put your trust in us and find out why so many others have remained loyal customers for years.

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