Glass Bead Retro-Reflectivity Inspection Service

Retro Reflectivity Services

For pavement markings
Utilizing the latest technology of a tool called a retroreflectometer, we are able to analyze and determine if pavement markings and glass bead application meet or exceed specifications. Our reports provide data, and photos for each tested location, identifying any failed markings. , which may require re-application. We can also check for line width, skip gap, and lane width as a part of our inspection services.
Retro Reflectivity Testing Traffic Paint

Why Bother With Retroreflectivity Services?

Retro reflectivity testing services are essential for ensuring the safety and efficiency of roadways. Retro reflectivity refers to the ability of pavement markings and traffic signs to reflect light back to its source, such as car headlights or streetlights. Proper retro reflectivity makes it easier for drivers to see and read pavement markings and traffic signs, even in low-light or adverse weather conditions.

Here are some benefits of retro reflectivity testing services:

  1. Contractor Accountability: Pavement marking services are not cheap, and if done outside of regulated specifications, can cause safety issues for drivers. Protect your investment by ensuring that glass bead is being applied to regulated specifications.  

  2. Increased Safety: Retro reflectivity testing helps ensure that pavement markings and traffic signs meet federal and provincial standards for brightness and visibility. This means drivers are better able to see and understand the markings and signs, reducing the risk of accidents and improving overall safety on the road.

  3. Compliance with Regulations: Federal and provincial regulations mandate specific standards for retro reflectivity of pavement markings and traffic signs. Retro reflectivity testing helps ensure that these standards are met, reducing the risk of fines or legal liability for noncompliance.

  4. Cost Savings: Regular retro reflectivity testing can help identify fading or failing pavement markings and traffic signs before they become a safety hazard. This early detection can lead to prompt repairs, reducing the need for costly emergency maintenance or replacement.

  5. Improved Efficiency: Properly maintained pavement markings and traffic signs can help improve traffic flow and reduce congestion. Retro reflectivity testing ensures that these critical elements of the roadway are functioning optimally, leading to smoother and more efficient traffic flow.

In summary, retro reflectivity testing services are essential for maintaining the safety, efficiency, and compliance of roadways. By ensuring that pavement markings and traffic signs meet standards, retro reflectivity testing helps reduce accidents, save costs, and improve overall road performance.