Flexibilty and strength of asphalt
CreaPrint™ is the most innovative decorative paving system developed in the last 30 years. It is a patented proprietary technology and application process that produces realistic brick, slate, stone, and other effects on an asphalt base.
CreaPrint™ combines the flexibility and strength of the asphalt base with leading edge surfacing technologies. This results in a cost effective and durable surface with low maintenance requirements, long lasting colour, and chemical resistance.
From the unique heating equipment to the specialised coatings, our components are designed to work together to provide a superior surfacing system. CreaPrint™provides unlimited creative freedom for hardscape and streetscape projects, and at a cost advantage over alternatives like brick or stone.
CreaPrint™ has been proven in the field and laboratory. It has been laid in all kinds of applications and conditions throughout the world since 1993 with outstanding results. Specially designed testing facilities are used to monitor ongoing material quality through accelerated life testing under extreme weather and traffic conditions.
Around the world, we have found that there are several important features which have resulted in CreaPrint™’s success. The following are some of the features and benefits of StreetPrint™.
CreaPrint™ is aflexible pavement, which makes it resistant to cracking and eliminates the need for expansion joints compared with imprinted Portland cement concrete.
CreaPrint™ 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. CreaPrint™ also reduces the effects of weathering from water, freeze-thaw cycles, and the sun (ultraviolet exposure).
CreaPrint™ is easily repairable and has low maintenance costs.
CreaPrint™ does not react to salt used for de-icing 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.
CreaPrint™ can be installed very quickly (as much as 10 times faster than cement bricks) resulting in much less disruption to traffic.
Elaborate decorative patterns
CreaPrint™ 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 road designers.
Pave and compact asphalt surface course
Place the CreaPrint pattern
stamp the pattern into asphalt
Emboss CreaPrint patterns into the warm asphalt with the vibratory plate.
Lift off the pattern and insert it in another place to be stamped.
CreaPrint™ can be installed on existing asphalt that is in good condition, which can provide significant savings on pavement removal costs. The asphalt base provides superior stability and durability compared to traditional surfaces such as brick pavers. CreaPrint™ application is faster, easier, and less labor intensive to install than other decorative paving surfaces. CreaPrint™ is installed by our employees who are trained for this specific technology.
Asphalt as its Base
CreaPrint™ uses asphalt as its base. Asphalt is a flexible surface that is more likely to accept shifting due to weather extremes and can resist cracking commonly associated with other paving systems.
CreaPrint™ can be installed very quickly with relatively little disruption, so it is usually much less costly and disruptive than concrete alternatives.