Why You Should Restripe a Parking Lot
Striping for SafetyOne of the most important aspects of being a business owner is ensuring that your employees and customers are safe. An often overlooked way to do this without any major overhaul of your property or business practices is by restriping your parking lot. Faded lines are often hard for customers to see even in the daytime, much less when there is no proper lighting or there’s rain or snow. According to the National Safety Council, “tens of thousands of crashes occur in parking lots and garage structures annually, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries”. Cassidy Paving wants to make sure that your parking lot doesn’t just become another statistic. Safety has always, and continues to be, the number one concern for our customers.
Being ADA CompliantAn important aspect of safety compliance in your parking lot is adhering to the Americans with Disabilities Act guidance on restriping parking lots. The basic guideline from the ADA is that “when a business restripes a parking lot, it must provide accessible parking spaces as required by the ADA Standards for Accessible Design”. If you do not already have the appropriate ADA design for your parking lot, now is the best time to address those issues. A certified contractor, like Cassidy Paving, can help you become compliant and safe for all patrons of your parking lot.
Maximize Your SpaceThe original design of your parking lot may not be the best for maximizing your space, especially if your area has seen a growth in business and traffic. With the appropriate planning, restriping can help you utilize the space you have more efficiently without adding square footage. When you’re using the parking lot in a way that makes the most sense, you, your customers, and employees will be safer and able to move about in a more practical way.
Maintaining Curb AppealIf the above benefits are not enough to make you consider restriping, consider the fact that increasing the curb appeal for your business is a major reason to do so. The exterior of your business is your first impression. Potential customers will make a decision on entering your business from how safe they feel in the parking lot and how well you take care of your outer appearance. Don’t leave your curb appeal up to chance when an easy and quick fix, like restriping, is in reach.
Book a Restriping ServiceAging and fading parking lot stripes happen often. We recommended restriping at least every three years. If it has been longer than that since your last touch-up, it is time to get Cassidy Paving out to update your parking lot. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to get your free estimate.
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