There are several types of asphalt markings that are important for ensuring safety and efficient traffic flow in a parking lot. The type of asphalt markings varies depending on local ordinances, configuration of the parking lot, and the amount of traffic the lot needs to support.
Line striping is typically used in parking lot for both designation purposes and guiding. Before striping a parking lot, it is important to evaluate the lot to determine the best way to accommodate traffic flow and placement of the parking spots. In areas of higher foot traffic (such as a shopping center or grocery store) you may want to consider adding pedestrian crosswalks.
The most common direction markings in a parking lot include all or most of the following:
- ADA-compliant markings such as dedicated parking spaces that are handicapped-accessible
- Curb and/or asphalt markings to indicate fire lanes
- Arrows showing the direction traffic should follow, for example, left/right signals and one-way markings
- No parking areas or loading zones
- Special markings including traffic crossing, stop
signs, enter/exit, and speed limits
When asphalt markings are used appropriately they make navigating through parking areas more effective for drivers. Keeping these markings visible helps to eliminate distractions caused by confusing unmarked spaces. If you can only do one thing to improve the appearance of your parking lot, line striping and asphalt markings should be at the top of the list.
Cofield Asphalt Refinishing can provide signage for standard highway signs and markers including but not limited to: regulatory signs, warning signs, marker signs, guide and informational signs, recreational and cultural interest signs, bicycle facility signs, temporary traffic control signs, railroad and light rail signs, school signs, and other custom signs.
Our team is also specialized in bollard repair and installation, bollard painting, sign painting, sidewalk painting and repair, sidewalk coatings, crack fillers, planning and maintenance, bump stops, speed bump installation, and more.
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