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Striping for a Cause

Written By: BlueSky Paving

April 23, 2019

Parking Lot Striping Matters

I could never imagine a business allowing the paint on the front of their building to become faded, cracked, and peeling. Not only does it not look appealing, everyone knows paint helps protect our buildings from the elements.  Let’s face it, not many think about line striping in their parking lots until those stripes look something akin to swiss cheese. And while line striping may not protect your parking lot like a fresh coat of building paint, a focused program for your striping can provide benefits you may not have thought of before.

Provides Safety

Having well-defined parking lot striping protects the safety of all your customers, employees, and visitors. The lines create a flow of traffic that tell drivers which way to turn and guide them to open spots in an orderly fashion. The lines also mark where pedestrians cross, so drivers are aware of where to stop and visitors can safely make it inside your business. 

Ensures Proper Handicapped Access

Under the American Disabilities Act (ADA), commercial properties are required to provide a certain number of accessible parking spaces and adjacent access aisles depending on the size of the lot or garage. Parking lot striping ensures these spots are clearly visible and marked according to government regulations.  

Maintains Curb Appeal

Rain, sunlight, snow and ice, and regular contact with car tires will fade the stripes around your parking lot over time. If you don’t have them touched up, the run-down appearance could negatively affect the rest of your business’ façade and turn off potential customers. Re-striping every so often maintains a crisp, clean appearance to convey a sense of professionalism.