Professionally striping parking lots
Many people tend to overlook professional parking lot striping. Poorly drawn marks can create an unpleasant visit to your business as they can create confusion and uncertainty.
If you mark your pavement with parking lot markings, it will give your property a more organized appearance and improve your overall experience. A well-maintained parking lot will leave a good impression on your customers. It will also tell your customers that you care about their experience and safety.
Are your customers affected?
An important factor that you should consider when professionally striping parking lots is that there are certain regulations to follow. These include ensuring that there’s ease of access for individuals with disabilities. For example, did you know that about 1 out of every 6 Canadians are seniors over the age of 65? Additionally, around 13.7 percent of all Canadians have some kind of disability related with hearing, dexterity, and vision. This makes it impossible for some to read conventional print, and therefore, striping is required in some circumstances.
For example, picture this. Your business has no designated handicap parking stalls (or if they were far away). This would make it extremely inconvenient for handicapped people to visit the place. On the other hand, a designated handicap parking stall by the entrance makes disabled people feel special and cared about. Successful organizations usually attempt to relay ethical messages for employees to follow. For example, “we respect all of our customers based on their age, sex, religion, disability, etc”. It’s important for them to show this throughout all aspects of their business. This can range from the building entrance to meeting desks. Therefore, ensuring that your pavement markings are clear, visible, and understandable will aid in the navigation process and make your business appear more welcoming as well.
When should you re-stripe your lot?
A general rule of thumb to professionally stripe parking lots is to re-stripe it every 2 years. Another reason is when the line visibility is reduced to 75% of the original color. Some of the features of the lot you may want to sharpen up are:
- curb and/or pavement markings to indicate fire lanes
- pedestrian crosswalks
- an indication of direction
- where turns are allowed or not allowed
- no parking and loading zones
- stop signs
- speed traffic and etc.
Richmond Black Top Pavement is an industry expert within the pavement industry. We provide services for asphalt paving, concrete paving, striping, and much more for over 40 years. Whether you own or manage a municipal, industrial, residential or commercial property, we are here to help. Our professionals are available to provide you the best results at competitive prices. For a free quote please contact us at (604) 812-6316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.