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Here you will find technical documents such as specifications, how to training guides and videos, warranties as well as FAQ.
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Q. What is StreetPrint?
A. StreetPrint is the ability to create an impression into the asphalt surface using a combination of heat, a stamping template, and a plate compactor. This can be achieved by working behind a paver or reheating the asphalt with Integrated Paving Concepts patented infrared StreetHeat® asphalt reheating technology.
StreetPrint® is also known as Stamped Asphalt and is the Genuine Stamped Asphalt Solution.
Q. Can we install StreetPrint on one inch of asphalt?
A. For best performance you should install on stable asphalt, designed for the application and installed to spec. Most HMA mix designs will have a recommended thickness to be installed, which seems to usually be 1.5-2" compacted.
One of the general risks of installing asphalt too thin, and out of spec would be premature cracking and general performance issues that could all affect StreetPrint. Stamping a 3/8" grout line into the thin surface, could in turn create cracking in the grout line.
There is definitely more to the answer, but in short; there are risks unless that asphalt is engineered to be installed at 1”.
Q. Can I install StreetPrint on a patio or pool deck?
A. StreetPrint is designed to be used on asphalt, which is generally not placed around pools and patios as it is more susceptible to divots and indents from chairs and furniture. For these locations we would recommend concrete, patio stones or the like.
Q. What is the ideal substrate condition for StreetPrint?
A. Please view the StreetPrint Substrate Guide located here.
Q. Can StreetPrint go over seal-coat?
A. When applying StreetPrint, asphalt surfaces treated with seal-coat should be avoided as most sealers produce carcinogens, and will become very sticky when heated. This makes working with them dangerous and undesirable.
Q. Is there a warranty on StreetPrint templates?
A. Integrated Paving does not offer a warranty since there are many variables (installation techniques, storage, and environmental conditions) that can affect the life span of the template. We thoroughly scrutinize the templates before they leave the manufacturing plant, but should you come across a defect, contact us immediately. For more info, our Template Care and Maintenance Guide can be found here.
Q. How can StreetPrint be used with speed bumps?
A. StreetPrint can be used on any speed table as long as it is made from stable asphalt.
Q. Are there any maintenance considerations for StreetPrint?
A. StreetPrint (printed asphalt) is as durable as the asphalt surface it is printed on. No maintenance is required for the actual print itself. If finishing products are used with StreetPrint (such as sealcoats or other coatings) refer to the respective manufacture's maintenance guidelines.
Q. Does the asphalt need to be dry when installing StreetPrint?
A. Stamping can be done on a wet surface as it will dry during the infrared heating process. The surface needs to be completely dry before coating may be applied.
Q. What are the typical dimensions that are utilized by your product to come up with the best layout for the crosswalks?
A. The best dimensions are the ones that use the most efficient use of the heat area.
Q. What makes StreetPrint better than its competitors?
A. StreetPrint is the original Decorative Asphalt solution with proven installation techniques. When installed using Integrated Paving Concepts proprietary StreetHeat asphalt reheating technology, StreetPrint is faster to install then similar products, and offers significant cost advantages over alternatives like bricks or pavers. With more than 50 million square feet of StreetPrint installed since 1992, it is product-proven with immense potential.
Q. Is there a warranty on StreetPrint?
A. We do not warrant against wear on the print since there are variables out of our control (such as traffic type, traffic volumes, asphalt condition and installation techniques). If variables are inline, we do expect printed asphalt to last the life of the asphalt surface itself.
Q. When can StreetPrint be opened to traffic?
A. Left uncoated, StreetPrint can be opened immediately to traffic. If a finishing system is being used (such as coatings) refer to the coating manufacturer's recommendations.