SWMBO wanted me to go on one of her walks Saturday. About a mile from the house on the way back we were passing a newly constructed building. Fresh curb and gutter and brand new sidewalk. All over the new concrete were utility paint marks. They were everywhere.
Also next to the new paint is a big sign about the street being closed for the work week.
I figure they are going to do some work on the street; it needs a refresh.
Talking with a guy at work and it seems the new building going up along the street is doing tie-ins and needs to cut the street.
The new building about 1000' south of where the paint markings are.
They painted a quarter mile of street for this pavement cut. Maybe a better way of saying it is they defaced a quarter mile.
That few weeks old concrete.............
I would not be happy if I owned that building. The concrete is needlessly covered with paint splatters a few feet apart.
I have a dollar for the locates were done by an old GIS map and they are mis-located.
@MightyMoe, I totally agree with you on this! Can't count how many times I've seen concrete curbs, walks, and driveway entrances marked up with paint from underground marking. Why can't they understand that this paint stays for years. Paint the asphalt, put in flags, use lumber crayons, try different paint, whatever.
The contractor should have painted the work limits or met the locator on site when he did the locates. If you're the one responsible for a utility hit or worse a death you want highly visible markings.
I don't know why more people or municipalities aren't complaining about the paint that utility locations services place. I've seen new stamped colored concrete covered in paint, I consider it a form of graffiti.
I don't know why they aren't required to use a temporary paint. Krylon makes one that last for 30 days or more is removeable using water and a wire brush.
I've also seen surveyors' that mark every topo point on hard surfaces with a paint dot, why not use keel?
unnecessary use of paint is a pet peeve of mine