Maintaining a safe parking lot is a crucial aspect of property management for commercial, business, medical centers, or multi-family property owners. This involves repairing potholes and damaged asphalt and ensuring that spaces are accurately marked and orderly for visitors.
We have compiled a comprehensive guide to line striping to help you decide when to consider having your parking lot lines repainted, how much to allocate for the process, and what it involves. With our experience in commercial asphalt in California, Gateway Paving can provide the information you need to keep your pavement functioning correctly.
CA Business Owners’ Guide to Parking Lot Striping
Determining the Need for Line Striping
When you visit your property every day, you may not notice if the lines marking out spaces are faded, so take a look around your property with fresh eyes, looking for conditions like
- Worn away sections of paint
- Hard to see lines in foggy or rainy weather
- Poles or other hazards without bright paint
- Clearly marked accessible spaces
- Inappropriate parking by visitors
Any of these signs indicate that it’s time to call a trusted contractor like Gateway Paving to inspect your commercial pavement and determine the best way to restore your parking lot. This can involve repair methods like crack filling and maintenance like sealcoating before line striping to ensure the asphalt surface is smooth and ready for painting.
How the ADA Affects Your Parking Lot
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that parking lots in California meet specific accessibility requirements. This includes the number of accessible spaces required based on the total number of spaces, plus the location and minimum size of accessible spaces. Accessible areas must also have an adjacent access aisle that is appropriately marked and provides enough space for wheelchair users to enter and exit their vehicles safely. The access aisle must also be level, with a slope of no more than 2%, and free from obstructions. Compliance with these requirements is essential to ensure equal access and inclusion for people with disabilities.
Looking to improve the safety and organization of your parking lot? Contact Gateway Paving today for professional line striping!
Our team of professionals uses top-quality materials and attention to detail to ensure your parking lot looks professional and meets safety standards. Don’t settle for faded, hard-to-see pavement markings. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started on enhancing the appearance and safety of your property.