PK has the equipment and experience to install all types of permanent pavement markings both non durable (lasting 1 year or less) and durable (lasting 3 years or more). In selecting which type of material to use, an owner/agency must consider a number of factors such as: pavement type and condition, the desired frequency of restriping, the dangers of restriping, the level of desired reflectivity and the safety gained by wet reflectivity. These factors must be weighed against the cost of providing the longest lasting, most highly reflective marking that can be seen day and night when it’s dry or raining.


Recessing is a process where a groove is cut into the pavement surface and a durable marking is placed within it.  The groove is cut by specialized equipment using diamond saw blades.  The resulting groove is slightly wider and slightly deeper than the thickness of the pavement marking material being applied.  This process protects the marking from snow plows.  Recessing can be used in conjunction with the application of any durable marking material and maximizes the service life and reflectivity of the durable marking. Both longitudinal and special markings can be recessed.