Why is Pavement Striping Important?
In its simplest sense, pavement striping is the process of painting “stripes” on concrete or asphalt surfaces using solvent-based traffic paint.
A clean and crisp pavement striping job can easily increase the curb appeal of even the simplest parking space. But do you know that there’s much more to these painted lines than what meets the eye?
Parking lot striping is not just about aesthetics, it also helps in keeping drivers and pedestrians safe and organized. Based on the report issued by the National Safety Council, more than 50,000 parking lot and garage accidents happen in the USA every year and at least 500 people die from these accidents. While it’s true that most of these accidents are hardly serious, they can still cost money, stress, and time to the parties involved.
Line striping is often used to mark parking space boundaries, which people typically follow. The marks guide the drivers on the correct spacing between cars, reducing the chance of cars being parked so closely together which often results in accidents.
Pavement markings are also used in many other ways to keep spaces safe. For example, pedestrian lanes are painted in strategic locations to help people safely cross streets. Standard markings are also generally used in driveways and parkways to help direct traffic flow.
Why Hire a Contractor to do Pavement Striping?
Though it can seem like line striping is something that can be easily done by anyone handy with paints, it is more complicated than that. Pavement striping requires specialized equipment and materials that are usually only available to contractors.
Given how lives can be at stake when these markings are not executed well, only competent contractors must be hired to do pavement line striping jobs and projects. Licensed contractors are expected to have the experience and expertise needed to make sure that the job is done correctly.
River’s Edge has been in the pavement striping business since 2007. Since then, we have already completed hundreds of successful striping jobs for satisfied repeat customers. If your parking space or driveway needs to be striped or re-striped to comply with regulations, give us a call today! Our friendly and smart staff are always ready to answer your inquiries.
Our Pavement Striping Services:
Parking Lot Striping
Fire Lane Painting
Handicap Logo Painting
Handicap Sign Striping
Beyond pavement striping, we also offer sealcoating, asphalt crack sealing, and asphalt repair services. We will do our best to give you the best service possible. Call us today if you have any questions or comments.