Having a parking lot with neat, crisp striping and clear, clean pavement markings has numerous advantages. To encourage people to support your business, an attractive parking lot can help you. If someone is injured on your property or damages their vehicle, proper markings can also help shield you against potential liabilities. To help you maintain compliance with local fire ordinances and the Americans with Disabilities Act, you need correct markings. Parking lot markings and striping do not last forever, unfortunately. Ensure that your markings are serving their intended functions if a restripe parking lot is needed. Today, we at Andersen Asphalt & Striping would like to further discuss how often your parking lot should be restriped.
How Often Should You Plan to Restripe a Parking Lot?
Painted parking lot striping lasts about two years in the Vegas area on average. Between six and eight years is how long the thermoplastic line striping usually lasts. There are numerous variables that can shorten or lengthen the interval between re-striping jobs, however. You may need to re-stripe more frequently than every two years if your parking lot receives heavyweight vehicles or a high volume of cars, for instance. You may get more than two years of service if your parking lot provides line marking for just a handful of cars. Taking a long look at your parking lot is the best way to determine whether it is time to restripe.
How to Know if Your Parking Lot Needs Restriping?
The visibility of your parking stall and road markings is the first thing to look. You need new striping if they do not have at least 75% of their original vibrancy. You should call your parking lot striping contractor of there is any damaged markings that identify handicapped parking, crosswalks, or other critical features.
Traffic Observations to Measure Need for Parking Lot Striping
A great deal about the effectiveness of your current stripes and road markings can be revealed by the actions of the drivers using your parking lot. Drivers will increasingly park over the line, encroaching on an adjacent space when your line marking becomes faded. You will probably see more confusion in your lot when your road markings fade or become damaged. Certain areas may experience unusual congestion, vehicles may be parked at incorrect angles, drivers may go the wrong way down a traffic aisle, or drivers may increasingly park in no-parking zones are all examples.
Additional Signs Parking Lot Needs to Be Restriped
A parking lot restripe may be required for two other occasions. After you sealcoat an asphalt parking lot is the first occasion. Sealcoats obscure your lines and pavement markings, so a restriping is essential. When your parking lot is no longer in compliance with the ADA is the second time you may need new striping. If the nature of the business changes as week if there is revision in the law. For example, A building that was formerly a retail store may be converted into an outpatient physical therapy center. At least 20% of your patient parking spaces must be reserved for handicapped parking, according to the ADA. This means that you will need 80 accessible parking spaces, but the retailer was only required to provide eight accessible spaces if the parking lot contains 400 spaces.