Striping your pavement and parking lots helps people find their way around, keeps vehicles at a safe distance from each other, makes for safe cross walks, and creates zones for everything from no parking, turning circles, disabled parking, and dumpster areas. Clear, long lasting striping that runs straight and looks good is a key part of any well run parking lot or commercial space and we have a number of solutions to do that for you.
Types of Stripe
There are a variety of different types of pavement paint and stripe now available, each with their own pros and cons. As people have become more aware of the environmental impact of the materials we use some paints have gone out of fashion and are even banned so the old solvent based paints are no longer acceptable. Traditional water based paint is still commonly used and is a cheap option but no the most hard wearing so it depends on the kind of footfall and traffic you're expecting. It is often the case that a mixture of different paint types are used with money saved on cheaper paints in areas that don't have to work so hard while more hard wearing but expensive options such as epoxy used for high traffic areas. Epoxy is a two part material that bonds chemically with the asphalt surface to create a very durable marking that will resist any amount of tire traffic or footfall with different types of epoxy used for outdoor spaces like highways as opposed to indoor spaces like warehouse striping. For exceptionally hard use areas we can also apply thermoplastic markings which are heated on application to bond with the surface and provide undoubtedly the hardest wearing markings of them all.
No matter what kind of paint, epoxy, or thermoplastic stripes you choose there is always the option of making it reflective. In areas with poor lighting that's a very effective way of helping reduce the risk of accidents and therefore your liability without installing dedicated street lights. Most reflective markings are made by the addition of a glittering material, usually tiny glass beads into the paint or epoxy mix before application. Reflective markings can be any color you want so talk to us about what would work best for your property.
ADA compliance rules for disabled parking are clear and firm and include facts such as one in every six disabled parking spaces must be van accessible. As well as marking out your disabled parking with the wheelchair icon it is also necessary to stripe off the van accessible parking bays so that nothing is left to interfere with the use of lifts or ramps that allow wheelchair access in to and out of the van.
By their very nature road and lot markings and stripes are highly visible and for people arriving they will be one of the first keys to the quality of your property and management services. So it pays to have your stripes applied professionally for crisp clear stencil designs and perfectly straight lines that will look good and last long.