Parking Lot Marking by Rose Paving
Your parking lot is the first thing your customers, clients, or visitors notice upon entering your facility. Newly striped parking lots offer an attractive, welcoming experience and tells patrons that the property owner emphasizes maintenance.
Parking Lot Marking, when properly applied, directs people safely around the parking area. Crosswalks, stop bars, loading-zone markings, and properly-marked pickup areas such as for customers or boarding vehicles, keep everyone safe. These markings inform pedestrians where they should walk, when to give right-of-way to traffic, and what areas to avoid.
Rose Paving ensures your parking lot maintains a proper flow of traffic and keeps everyone moving safely and without frustration. Rose Paving can re-stripe existing parking lot marks or design a new parking layout that is customized to your unique blueprints and needs.
Parking Lot Marking / Striping Design Considerations
A property owner aims to get the most cars possible into a parking lot to maintain cost-effectiveness. The right layout and parking lot striping can help meet this goal.
Efficient Traffic Flow
Customers want parking lots that allow them to enter, park, and exit quickly and safely. Attractive and properly placed parking stalls, arrows, and handicapped-reserve signs help to efficiently direct travelers.
Before parking lot striping, it important to consider whether a parking lot needs designated parking spaces for disabled persons, customers, employees, visitors, or other individuals.
Signed into law in July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affects every property owner. Regardless of company size, all businesses must now have the proper amount of handicapped-accessible parking stalls, and required van parking spaces.
Many municipalities require a newly constructed parking lot (at commercial or large residential properties) to be striped up to ADA requirements before an operating permit is issued. In addition, they must also have a minimum number of parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of utilized facility.
For more information about the latest ADA requirements in your state, please read our Ultimate Guide to ADA Compliance.
Parking Lot Marking Layout Options
Providing the most stalls possible in a functional parking lot is the main goal of a layout.
The straight-in design (90°) always allows for the most stalls; but, for a variety of reasons, angled stalls (45°, 60° or 75°) are preferred. Straight-in stalls are easiest to lay out and stripe, plus they permit two-way traffic.
Angled stalls, on the other hand, are easier for drivers to turn into and back out of and require a narrower lane. In addition, angled stalls provide a controlled one-way traffic flow and create a herringbone design that many owners find appealing. Unfortunately, the greater the angle, the more space is taken up.
Rose Paving’s Pavement Marking Procedure[mcslides id=”11369″] Rose Paving uses the highest quality material and the latest equipment to get the job done efficiently. Our parking lot stripers are also equipped to provide specialized markings and signs for any application.
Preparation involves cleaning the lot of all debris with a power blower or broom and, where applicable, removing old stripes. Detailed specifications are available for download in our Pavement Marking Technical Specs library.
Pavement Marking Facts
Since we only apply environmentally friendly acrylic water-borne paint, the temperature must be 45° Fahrenheit and rising. Traffic should be kept off a newly striped lot for at least one hour.
Pavement marking should never be considered the end of maintenance. Rather, lot marking indicates that all surface repairs are complete and the pavement is ready for efficient use by both the public and property owner.