A parking lot represents a major investment of capital, so you naturally want to get the best return for your expense. Perhaps you are vigilant about having cracks repaired or sealcoating applied, because you know that such actions help extend the life of the pavement. However, some property owners who would never consider leaving a crack unrepaired overlook the importance of parking lot striping and pavement markings for the appearance and safety of their lots.
Update your Parking Lot Striping and Pavement Marking – The Importance
Drivers need to know which way traffic is supposed to flow throughout a parking lot as well as when they are exiting the lot onto a public roadway. Marking the pavement with directional arrows, yields and stops can make navigation less confusing to them. Well-defined spaces help them know that they are parking their vehicles so that they are not too close to another vehicle or taking more than one space. Clearly visible crosswalks increase the safety for pedestrians, such as drivers who must walk from their vehicles to the door of your business. Pavement markings for handicapped spaces help keep your parking lot ADA-compliant. Markings to show loading zones, fire lanes and no-parking zones help prevent drivers from parking where they should not, eliminating problems for delivery drivers, emergency responders and your employees.
In addition to the practical reasons to keep your pavement markings and line striping in good order, consider the difference in appearance that freshly painted markings can make. A lot with vibrant, obvious markings is just more appealing than one with faded or missing markings. In fact, fresh paint is one of the most economical ways to give your parking lot a “facelift” quickly.
When having stripes and markings repainted, however, it is important to have the job done correctly. The contractor needs to clear the lot of debris and sweep and/or wash the pavement. If necessary, old markings should be removed or covered. It would also be a good idea to have any cracks filled and the lot sealcoated (if needed) in conjunction with having new markings applied.
If you are interested in learning more about line striping, pavement markings, infrared asphalt repair — or any other asphalt-related service — contact the professionals at Asphalt Pavement Solutions. We are a full-service asphalt contractor serving the entire states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, specializing in parking lot maintenance. We have been in business since 1983, so our managers and crews have the experience and skills to offer quality work at competitive rates. You can use our online form to request a free quote, or call our office at (856)461-1710 or (800)559-SEAL.Parking Lot Striping and Pavement Marking.