Your Guide to Understanding Parking Lot Line Striping Like a Pro
Your parking lot is the first and last thing customers see. It is the gateway through which all visitors pass. A well marked parking lot is an important feature of shopping centers, parks, apartment complexes, etc. Faded markings reduce safety and increase liability. On the other hand, a well-marked parking lot attracts customers, facilitates traffic, and protects pedestrian safety. Line Striping designates firelanes and handicap spaces, both of which are required.
Before line striping a parking lot, make sure it is clean. It should be free of dirt and debris. It is also important to make sure all cracks have been filled and cleaned. Otherwise, water and paint will seep into the them and create more problems.
Measuring is of the utmost importance. It is important to know the width for the parking spaces and how much paint will be needed to effectively do the job. The width of parking spaces in North America range from 7.5 to 9.0 feet wide. The amount of paint that your contractor will need depends on how any feet you will be striping and what kind of paint is being used.
Stenciling is another area of parking lot line striping that is often overlooked by property managers. Stenciling keeps you in compliance with all-access standards and ADA regulations.
Areas of Parking Lot Striping
- Line Painting
- Arrows/Stop Bars
- Handicap Striping
- Curb Painting/Speed Bumps
- No Parking/Fire Lanes
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