Think about it! There is nothing in the world that puts a bigger smile on the face of business owners worldwide than to see a parking lot area without a space to fill. It matters not whether your property see heavy traffic or just weekend visitors paying a visit, it is important to have a properly striped parking facility.
The process of line striping is straightforward. First a thorough cleaning of the parking lot occurs to ensure a clean surface for the paints to adhere to and set up properly. At this time problems such as cracks, potholes and depressions should be addressed as well. Often, owners will also apply and asphalt sealant to help retain the dark black texture, repel moisture and add to the overall appearance.
Here we use a combination of large and small striping equipment, dependent upon each job, and the lines are maked to the color of your taste. Applied properly, yellow and white striping paint features a reflective coating and ingredients that make the lines easier to see in the evening and night time hours. Hardened reflectors can also be added atop the paint for more visibility.
Additional benefits of striping your parking lot include making it easier to identify handicap parking spaces, numbered spaces, and visitor parking spots. These special features are applied using standard stencils which take but a few moments to place and paint. Not only are they easy to place, but the American Disabilities Act requires businesses and public facilities to clearly designate handicap spots. Thus, by stenciling these in, you’ll be in compliance with the law.
Over time, parking lot lines will start to fade under the withering assault of the sun. This means that you should plan to re-stripe your parking lots accordingly. It’s important not to wait to do this as faded lines can make navigation of your parking lot hazardous to visitors and customers.