As school administrators, you must take many safety precautions to ensure students have a comfortable learning environment. Your parking lot paving is the first point of safety on campus, and one of the most effective ways of increasing security on campus is by upgrading your parking lot. Because liability is a primary concern for school systems, parking lot maintenance and improvements are necessary. Let's make sure your parking lot is ready for the new school year. Here are the steps you can take to make your school’s parking lot safer just in time for the new school year.
How to Improve a School Parking Lot
Crack Filling and Repair
When it comes to asphalt parking lots, cracks are one of the most common types of deterioration. Especially when your pavement is exposed to intense temperatures, both cold and hot, it is more likely to crack. We see drastic temperature fluctuations in New England; therefore, cracks are a regular occurrence. The best thing you can do to keep your parking lot in top condition is to repair cracks as you notice them. There are never too few cracks for filling asphalt services. Crack filling can happen regularly, but the repair is typically quick. If you have noticed a few or several cracks in your school’s parking lot, it is better to repair them sooner than later. The longer you wait, the less safe the lot may become.
Parking lots are only safe when the striping throughout the lot is visible. Painting stripes on your asphalt parking lot is not a one-time service. Asphalt contractors typically recommend a restriping service every 3 to 5 years. Stripes are vital for guiding traffic and pedestrians, but they are also a big deal for the overall security of the school’s property. Expert asphalt paving companies can offer restriping services that prioritize safety and make the school property easier to navigate and more accessible for those of all abilities.
Signage, Lighting, and Reflectors
Some other additions that can increase the safety of your school lot are updated signage and lights, as well as the installation of pavement reflectors. New signage can improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety with new signs. From appropriate parking areas to stop signs, installing these indicators can do a lot for driver safety. Reflectors on the road also help drivers know where to go, even in extreme weather conditions such as snowstorms. These are small things that can make everyone feel safer. Especially in New England, we must anticipate ways to make our property safer regardless of the season.
Book Parking Lot Upgrades Today
There’s not much time left to make parking lot upgrades before students are back on your school campus. Contact Cassidy Paving today to get help with increasing the safety in your parking lot. We know that these are time-sensitive matters, and we will work with your schedule to make the campus safe for both cars and pedestrians. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to discuss what asphalt paving services are suitable for your needs. We can also give you a free estimate on any other large paving projects.