While it may seem like an incredibly simple service, lot striping from a company like Bennett Paving isn’t as easy is it seems. In fact, quite a bit goes into striping a parking lot, and the more you understand about this sometimes complex job, the more you’ll know when you get ready to make another order from your local paving company.
Keeping Things Orderly: One of the most important factors in any striping job is ensuring things remain orderly. If they don’t, your parking lot could quickly become a danger to anyone who happens to park there. You can’t simply fill the space with some stripes and head home. Instead, you have to carefully consider the direction of travel of both cars entering and cars exiting the lot. Without that, you may have individuals who drive through areas of your lot they should not, and that could create accidents.
Signage Counts Too: Putting the stripes on the lot is certainly important. What’s almost as essential, though, is placing the right signs on the pavement. From crosswalks to arrows to stop bars, you’ll need to use these signs in all the right spots so drivers and pedestrians alike stay safe when they come to your building or shop. Don’t plan these out on your own, though. You’ll want to talk with your paving company about the best places to put these, as thanks to their experience, they may have insights that you simply don’t.
More Cars? Wider Spaces? In addition to thinking about the order in which cars should move through the lot and those added signs and symbols, you’ll also want to remember to have spaces and lanes wide enough for your traffic. In most cases, you want to make certain that each stall is at least ten feet in width, unless you know all of your customers are going to be riding scooters. Additionally, you’ll want to pay attention to local and state handicapped regulations to offer added parking to those individuals. You may also want to think about those customers who may be stopping in from time to time to get a good sense of how wide to actually make each space, as well as how close your lanes should be. Different kinds of individuals may have different preferences.
Parking lot striping isn’t always just about getting some paint on the surface. Instead, it often takes a bit of prior planning and the right company to help.
Bennett Paving Inc.
23004 Windy Valley Road
Leander, TX 78641
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