Parking lots may seem natural and mundane, but they involve much careful planning. Parking lot paint lines direct traffic and create clear parking spaces for all types of drivers, such as handicapped and subcompact vehicle drivers. If you notice that your parking lot is due for restriping, it can help to understand what goes on in the parking lot striping process. Here is a brief guide on what’s involved.
The parking lot striping process begins with a given template for the whole lot. It involves making the most of every square foot for parking and driving. Parking space lines may be straight or slanted at varying degrees. Stop and slow signs and crosswalks make pedestrian traffic safer.
Once you have a parking lot striping design, it’s time to clean the asphalt to ready it for the paint. One should remove all dirt, vehicle fluids, mold, and weeds from the surface. One can do this with various tools, such as a wire brush, but one should avoid using a power washer when possible to shorten drying times.
Fixing the Pavement
Now is also a great time to fix the pavement. If your asphalt is raveling or cracking, you need to have those spots fixed to prevent even greater asphalt damage. Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation offers hot-pour crack filling and other services to fix your pavement.
Removing Old Lines
Sometimes, it isn’t entirely necessary to remove faded paint lines. At the same time, these faded lines can add confusion when new ones are applied, which could be dangerous or inefficient. Even so, removing the old lines is best especially if you are changing your parking lot layout.
Choosing a Paint
There is a variety of road paints out there, some of which are more durable than others. One can find cold paint, epoxy paint, and thermoplastic paint, for example. Teniseal/Parking Striping Corp. can help guide you in your options and which would be best for your project.
Applying the Paint
The parking lot striping company should apply the paint on a day with clear skies in the forecast and completely dry pavement. Depending on the project, one can apply the paint through three methods: screed, extrusion, and spray.
Different types of road paint take more or less time to dry. Thermoplastic road paint only takes a minimum of 10 minutes or so to dry, so you can have your parking lot back to its full operation in no time.
Contact Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation for Asphalt Road and Parking Lot Services!
Teniseal Corporation specializes in the application, restoration and maintenance of all types of asphalt surfaces. It makes sense to trust your asphalt job to experts with the experience and technical know-how to do your project right from the start to provide a long-lasting result. Teniseal offers services for Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s, Harford, Carroll, and Montgomery counties in Maryland. For more information, email them at [email protected], or call them at 410-485-5660 or 410-485-0717. Keep in touch on social media through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!