Parking lot line striping does more than just improve the curb appeal of your property, it also improves the safety of your employees and customers. Clearly marked lines help people avoid accidents and other problems that will end up costing you money. When a customer is injured, you could be held liable especially when it’s due to your parking lot failures. To prevent problems, make sure you follow the right steps and hire the right contractor.
How Parking Lot Line Striping Works
It’s crucial to follow the steps when striping parking lots to avoid costly problems and accidents. Below are the steps you need to adhere to:
The right preparation avoids issues with your asphalt pavement. The first step is to properly clean the area before applying paint. You can do a power wash to clean the area and avoid lumps or cracks. Choosing the right paint is also crucial — make sure the paint is specifically made for your asphalt pavement. Contact us if you’re not sure about this — we can help you determine whether the water-based or oil-based paint is best.
2. Measure Out the Space
Do you know why it’s important to carefully plan out a parking lot? If each of the spaces are not measured out correctly, it will need to be redone which will end up costing a lot. The standard parking space should be 18 feet long and about 9 feet wide. There should also be at least a 24-foot space between each row. We recommend having professionals stripe your parking lot to ensure it is spaced out correctly for safety reasons.
Whether it should be done by hand or with a machine depends on the size of the parking lot. Mistakes can be avoided when using a striping machine but it’s best to hire a contractor for this. You can save money by hiring professionals to help you stripe your parking lot.
4. Let It Dry
It’s important not to use the parking lot right away to avoid damage. It must completely dry before it is used. How long it takes depends on the temperature and weather conditions — it may take longer if it is done in the winter. It’s advisable to have your parking lots striped in the spring and fall because the temperatures tend to be milder during these months. However, you can always call us with questions about doing it during another season.
Contact XSealer for Parking Lot Line Striping
Do you need parking lot line striping for your property? XSealer can help with parking lot line striping as well as residential and commercial paving and sealcoating. Contact us today to learn more about our services or get in touch for a free estimate.