Parking Lot Striping Services Company Nevada
Early automobiles were expensive novelties that were priced beyond the means of the average American, and they were often driven by chauffeurs. Chauffeurs typically dropped their employers off, then returned to pick them up at a predetermined time. Once the price of automobiles dropped sufficiently, sales boomed. However, rather than employing chauffeurs, most of the new car owners chose to drive themselves. Parking lots began to appear in downtown areas where the sheer number of cars made it difficult or impossible to park on the street. The automobile also encouraged the growth of suburbs that allowed residents to shop, dine, and often work in their own communities. Because suburban life was highly dependent on privately owned vehicles, businesses needed to provide parking lots to attract patrons. In the early days, parking lots in both urban and suburban environments were often little more than grass fields, but some were also topped with gravel. It did not take long for the advantages of paved parking lots to become obvious. The next major development, which appeared almost immediately after the switch to paving, was parking lot striping. Today, if you are responsible for a parking lot in Reno, you probably cannot imagine what it would be like to have a lot without line striping and pavement markings.
What Constitutes Parking Lot Striping?
When most people think about parking lot striping, their first image is the lines that demarcate the individual spaces. These lines are normally either white or yellow, but you can choose other colors to outline these rectangular spaces. Although the parking stalls are the most obvious part of your parking lot striping, your pavement markings are also important components. Parking lot pavement markings may include arrows to direct the flow of traffic, pedestrian crosswalks, stencils to denote accessible spaces, and diagonal lines to mark no-parking areas. Depending on your specific parking lot, you may also want additional markings that consist of symbols, words, or a combination of both. Thus, you can use pavement markings to convey warnings, provide navigational assistance, or mitigate confusion.
How Often Do I Need Parking Lot Striping?
In Reno, the paints used for striping and marking parking lots usually has a life of about two years. However, small, seldom-used parking lots may not need to be repainted for three or more years, while extremely busy lots may need to be touched up annually. You will always need to have your parking lot repainted after sealcoating; sealcoating covers the stripes and markings. Damaged lines and markings should be touched up as necessary.
What Is the Purpose of Parking Lot Striping and Marking?
Your line striping and markings are an integrated system that serves the following purposes.
- Line striping and markings help maintain an orderly flow of traffic throughout your parking lot. Maintaining an orderly flow helps eliminate bottlenecks and can reduce the number of accidents.
- Stripes and markings help eliminate confusion and distractions so that drivers can focus on operating their vehicles safely.
- Properly sized parking spaces help reduce incidental vehicle damage, including scrapes, dents, and scratches.
- Professional striping and marking can help shield you from potential liabilities. For example, if your accessible spaces are not identified by the correct markings, you could be fined or sued.
Affordable Striping & sealing are experts when it comes to marking and striping Reno parking lots. In addition to parking lot striping, we offer asphalt sealcoating, parking lot layout, asphalt crack repair, customized parking lot maintenance plans and residential sealcoating. We are a highly respected company known for exceptional craftsmanship and exemplary service. We offer free job quotes with no strings attached, so submit your request today by filling out our online form. If you prefer, you can also email your request to RenoOffice@affordablestriping.com, or you can reach us by phone at 775-825-1101.