Essential parking lot maintenance should be completed to keep your asphalt healthy. Regular asphalt maintenance includes sealcoating and crack filling as your parking lot needs. When these items are complete, it is necessary to repair the lines within your parking lot.
Regular line striping comes with several benefits!
Line striping consists of creating an effective parking layout with bright, durable lines. These lines include parking stalls, arrows for entrances and exits, directional arrows for flow, handicapped parking spaces, clearly marked fire lane areas, and more. Toste Construction is here to offer our greatest benefits of completing regular line striping.
1. Traffic Flow
Maintaining traffic flow helps prevent backups, fender benders, and driver confusion. Maintaining traffic flow is also one of the great benefits of repainting the lines with your parking lot. Fresh line striping ensures pedestrian and vehicle traffic can see the lines and know where to drive, walk, and park. Without lines, vehicles tend to drive the wrong way down aisles, park haphazardly, and not stop at designated areas. To prevent chaos in your parking lot, schedule a line striping today and maintain traffic flow.
2. Maximize Space
Another great benefit of repainting the lines on your asphalt includes changing the parking lot to maximize space. Efficiency is important for consumers, businesses, and frankly, anyone using the parking lot. With careful assessment of traffic flow and planning, you can organize parking stalls and aisles to get the most out of every square foot of the parking lot. A professional asphalt contractor will be able to look at your lot and make sure you are maximizing the use of the space.
3. Curb Appeal
As your parking lot ages and starts to lose its rich, dark color, the parking lot lines will be more difficult to see. To help increase curb appeal, seal coating and line striping are recommended. Doing so will create a contrast of black pavement with crisp lines that are white, yellow, or blue. We always stress how the parking lot is the welcome mat of a business. Make your business look its best with fresh pained lines and offer a great impression with quality curb appeal.
The lines on your pavement tell vehicle and pedestrian traffic where to drive, walk, park, and places not to drive or park. These lines are essential to keep both types of traffic safe! Crosswalks are required to tell pedestrians where they can walk along with telling drivers where to watch for foot traffic. Additionally, arrows can help point traffic in the direction they should be driving to parking stalls, stop signs are good for crosswalks, and entrance or exit signs can help create a safe driving space. The ultimate goal and benefit of line striping is to present visual messages for vehicle and pedestrian traffic to safely navigate your parking lot.
5. ADA Compliant
Every parking lot is required to have designated parking spaces for handicapped visitors. These parking stalls have very specific guidelines and should be regularly painted. For example, they should be a specific size with ample space on either side for specialty vans. Additionally, they should be properly marked with blue paint and signage. If you are concerned about the amount of ADA-compliant spaces in your parking lot, work with a line striping company and reference the ADA Government website.
If your parking lot is in need of fresh line striping, contact Toste Construction today. Our team is available to assess your parking lot and provide you with an estimate to complete sealcoating or line striping. We specialize in asphalt parking lot maintenance with over 15 years of experience in the greater Mooresville area.
Toste Construction specializes in sealcoating and crack filling to ensure you and your customers have a smooth surface to drive on. We are your Mooresville asphalt and pavement maintenance company. Our services include asphalt sealcoating, striping, patching, pothole repair and crack filling for both residential and commercial projects throughout western North Carolina.