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Fashion Island, Newport Beach CA

BP Pro is proud to be a part of the large renovation of this beautiful project. Fashion Island is the premier entertainment and shopping environment in southern California embodies the Newport Beach upmarket lifestyle. This large outdoor shopping complex have been protected and enhanced with BP Pro to improve maintenance and keeping it looking great.

Residential

We cannot ignore our thousands of little success stories that are out there in the form of residential projects. Many companies have included our sealers as a standard feature in all their projects with great success and for many companies it is the only product that they use because of it’s unequalled success. It provides their customers with a truly maintenance free pavement that looks attractive and performs exceptionally for years to come. The project manager of one of the largest paving companies in Newport Beach California likes to seal all his projects,” Although these pavements seldom require any warranty repair work, the amazing thing is that we have never had to do any repairs to any projects that have been sealed. They also look great years after the project has been completed”.

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Fashion Island, Newport Beach California

Fashion Island, Newport Beach California

There is a new trend in paver use that is an indicator of the future potential of our industry. Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach, one of the US’s most prestigious upscale malls, has started to replace all the hardscape in the mall with interlocking pavers. This includes the concrete and tile areas around the shops and even the formerly asphalt paved access roads. Part of their design was the incorporation of our Joint Stabilizing Sealer. The reason was that lifecycle costing indicated that sealed and joint stabilized pavers will give them a surface that is easier to maintain, that looks better and is more durable than anything available on the market. The potential for the US market as a whole, both commercial and residential far exceeds anyone’s real concept. A study by a graduate school showed that there were potentially 3 Billion square feet in the San Francisco Bay area alone, which is significantly more than the current use of about 500 million square feet in the US as a whole.

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Wacker Street, Chicago, Illinois

Wacker Street, Chicago, Illinois

Cold weather climates provide some of the most difficult testing conditions that a pavement can be subjected too. This is certainly true for Chicago where in the winter of 1999 they had a record-breaking year in terms of freeze/thaw cycles. Unwittingly we were participating in a rigorous and exhaustive test to determine the performance of our products in freezing and salt de-icing conditions. After one season where other pavements were falling apart suffering from spalling and other surface damage, and other joint sand mixes were coming to pieces, the joint stabilizing sealer showed it’s resistance to these damaging conditions and came through with flying colors.

McKinney Ave, Dallas Texas

McKinney Ave, Dallas Texas – This high profile project was installed with large ¾’ joints and through correct application in less than ideal weather conditions, we were able to work with the contractors to get the correct results.

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Pier, Huntington Beach California

Pier, Huntington Beach California

Another place where looks are everything is Huntington Beach California. One of the birthplaces of surfing hosts many events on the Pier from world-class surfing to weekly artist exhibits and flea markets. This are is subjected to some unique conditions. Food, vehicular, and all other imaginable stains are left behind and are cleaned up by Mario Costa of Costa Cleaning Services. His crews that are dedicated to cleaning this stretch of beachfront promenade.” We come in routinely and our aim is to keep the blues blue and the greens green” said Mario. Another reason that our products were used was to avoid salt damage. We are happy to report that there is no sign of any breakdown of the surface some 7 years later.

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University of Cincinnati Music Conservatory

University of Cincinnati Music Conservatory, Cincinnati Ohio

We have always selected products that have good breathability. This feature proved it’s importance on one of our most well known cases at the Music Conservatory at the University of Cincinnati. The project utilized clay pavers for the majority of the project and the installation of the Joint Stabilizing Sealer went ahead without any hitches. A couple days after completion we received a call from the owner of the paver installation company, Mike Carnival. He believed that there was a problem with the project and that the sealer may have had something to do with it. He described the condition at the project as though it had “snowed” on the pavement having the whole area turn white. We were concerned and booked a ticket to Cincinnati for the following day to investigate their concerns. The efflorescence had indeed bloomed on the surface turning the whole area white. We did however illustrate that it had come straight through the sealer and that it was easily removed from the surface using only cold water and brooms.

Container Terminal, Colon Panama

Container Terminal, Colon Panama

Talking about large heavy-duty pavements, one of our most impressive projects as regards the stabilizing of joint sand is definitely the container shipping facility in Colon, Panama. This pavement is subjected to extreme loadings having 40,000 pound containers stacked as many as two high by fork lifts and rubber tired gantries. The climate in Panama is tropical with excessive amounts of rain year-round and there was a high risk of water infiltrating into the joints which was exacerbated by the fact that the pavement had a grade that was almost flat. Peter van Niekerk acted as a sub-consultant to the engineers regarding the pavement design and specifications and elected to use our joint stabilizer to inhibit water penetration into the bedding sand and sub-base. This project was installed in these wet conditions and the project was considered such a success that further paver installations are planned for their future terminal expansions.

Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim California

Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim California

One of our award winning sealer projects is Disneyland Hotel. The Disney Company took this opportunity to create something that was impressive in it’s beauty and functionality. IMA Architects have used yellows, blues and greens to enhance the area in and around this magical getaway to the Hotel. They were clearly able to achieve a look that was something special. It was also important to keep it looking that way so they clean the project every night with pressure washers and have achieved phenomenal results.

Queensway Bay, Long Beach, California

Queensway Bay, Long Beach, California

The City of Long Beach took a decision to upgrade the Boardwalk around the Aquarium, Marinas and Restaurant facilities. They elected to use a variety of brown and gray colored clay bricks manufactured in the Mid West and installed them in a runner bond along the new sea wall in such a way as to simulate the effect of the lines of teak decking formerly used on the old clipper ships. They also used a unique system of concrete pavers installed in a traditional ashlar pattern for the larger general paved areas. The design team specified our joint stabilizing sealer to deal with the issue of potential joint sand loss that they anticipated would be experienced during the aggressive daily cleaning that the City would have to undertake. The end result was a showpiece installation that continues to perform with minimal maintenance.

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Angel Stadium, Anaheim California

Angel Stadium, Anaheim California

Another satisfied customer is John Drum of the Edison Field in Anaheim California, home of the Anaheim Angels Baseball Team. He reports that the maintenance of his pavement is going on without a hitch since interlocking pavers and our sealers were installed at his facility. The have an extensive baseball and event schedule that keeps them occupied year round. “We are extremely happy with the results that we are able to achieve on our pavement in terms of cleaning and maintenance”, stated John “we have worked on our planning to ensure that we achieve great results throughout the area”.

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Legoland, Carlsbad California

Legoland, Carlsbad California

One of the attributes that Peter has always thought was vitally important to making an application easy was demonstrated on the Legoland Theme park in Southern California. The project was about 200,000 square feet in extent and due to time constraints, needed to be sealed in under a week. To add to this challenge the area needed extensive preparation including pressure washing and re-sanding in vast areas. The end result was that the entire area was sealed in approximately 36 hours averaging about 15,000 square feet per hour during the times when sealing was taking place and amazingly was carried out by a crew consisting of only 8 people.

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L Ron Hubbard Way, Los Angels, California

L Ron Hubbard Way, Los Angels, California

Talking about success and ease of installation. One of our show projects was L. Ron Hubbard Way in downtown Los Angeles. This major street was installed using volunteer workers and because of the heavy traffic index on the street the Landscape Architect and Consulting Engineer specified a joint stabilizing sealer to prevent joint sand erosion. These same volunteers installed the Joint Stabilizing Sealer and with little training they created one of our most impressive and breathtaking projects to date. This pavement has been down for more than 8 Years and we still use it as a reference having retained the hardened joint sand throughout the whole project. This is still evident today even after extensive trafficking.

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Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs, California
This was the first major project that used a joint stabilizing sealer in North America.

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Alamo Car Rental, Las Vegas Nevada

Alamo Car Rental, Las Vegas Nevada

We were given a further opportunity to test the benefits of a joint stabilizing sealer on the Alamo Car Rental bus terminal at their Las Vegas Airport location. The pavement had been correctly installed, but due to some design errors, the incorrect thickness of pavers and a poor pattern choice, the heavy-duty pavement came apart and failed just days after the initial installation. Peter was called in to give his advice. Because of the lack of funds and limited time frame they were unable to make any significant changes to the pavement design other than to uplift and re-install the pavers. His recommendation was that they should use a joint stabilizing sealer to stabilize the joint sand to reinforce the structural integrity of the pavement and virtually glue the pavement together. They sealed the pavement using squeegees to direct material into the joints between the pavers. The project performed successfully since it’s installation in 1997.

Disneyland, Anaheim California

Peter van Niekerk first promoted a joint stabilizing sealer whilst working as a sub-consultant to the Architects who designed the interlocking concrete and clay block pavements at Disneyland Park in California. The design team wanted to use unit pavers, but the custodial department was concerned about the potential loss of the joint sand and the subsequent pavement failure that could occur during their routine cleaning operations. He was familiar with these issues and had specified an imported solvent based joint stabilizing sealer on previous projects to deal with them but was informed that the owners would not agree to the using of solvent-based materials. As a result The Walt Disney Imagineering contracted with him directly to investigate and research what sealers were available on the market that have the right properties and would be compliant with the stringent California VOC regulations. Testing was subsequently carried out on approximately 20 different products that were offered by a variety of manufacturers as potential options for the interlocking block pavement sealing and joint sand stabilization. A product approved for all their new installations in the Smallworld, Tomorrowland and Mainstreet projects. They have subsequently used this products on all the areas in and around their California Adventure Theme Park with great success as well as part of their new theme park in Hong Kong

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