Sometimes, the things that can have the most impact on your business are among the least expensive. For example, greeting customers with a smile costs you nothing, but your actions can encourage them to return. Another low-cost way to foster customer loyalty, attract new customers, and enhance your public image is with parking lot striping.
Parking Lot Striping & Markings – Why Safe, Compliant & Visible Is Critical
What Is the Meaning of Visible Parking Lot Striping?
Visible pavement markings and stripes can be seen quickly and interpreted correctly. From the moment that your painted stripes and markings are applied, they are subjected to forces that can leave them faded or damaged, including the sun, rain, traffic, and chemicals. Along the Treasure Coast, lot striping paints can fade significantly within 12 to 18 months. In most cases, the paints have retained less than 75% of their original visibility by the 18-month mark. This is the point at which parking lot striping contractors and paint manufacturers recommend that you have your contractor redo your pavement markings and lot striping.
Do Pavement Markings Make a Parking Lot Safer?
Pavement markings help people navigate throughout your parking lot in an orderly, safe manner. When used in conjunction with visible, well-placed signs, the proper markings and well-defined parking stalls can reduce accidents caused by angry, distracted, frustrated, or confused drivers.
How Do I Know Whether My Lot Striping Is Compliant?
The best way to ensure compliance is to ask a reputable, experienced paving maintenance and striping contractor for an evaluation. Keep in mind that maintaining compliance with the ADA is an important part of the equation, but it is only one piece of the entire compliance puzzle. Your lot must also comply with applicable state and local building and fire codes. Building codes that address accessible parking can be more stringent than the ADA, so you can comply with the ADA without complying with an applicable building code.
What Else Should I Know About Parking Lot Striping?
One important fact to remember is that asphalt sealcoating is an extremely cost-effective way to get a longer life for your parking lot, but you will need to budget for new lot striping and marking after the procedure. Sealants will obscure your painted markings. Therefore, many parking lot sealcoating contractors also offer striping services. Another important fact is that there are a number of different paints available, and there can be differences in longevity, vibrancy, and drying time, so be sure to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each type with your contractor.
Let Us Use Our Skills and Experience to Help You
At Asphalt Care Services, our mission is to help our clients get the most benefit from their pavement investments. Our services include pavement striping and pavement marking, asphalt paving and repair, thermoplastic line striping, asphalt sealcoating, preventive paving maintenance, bollard installation, traffic signage, and speed bump installation. We have an exemplary reputation for extraordinary work and exceptional service at reasonable prices. We offer free, no-strings-attached quotes, so submit the online form to request one today. If you prefer, you can call our Hobe Sound office at 772-888-2840, send an email to [email protected], or call our Palm Beach office at 561-855-1336.