An essential safety feature of any parking lot, line marking for parking spaces clearly designates where patrons or employees of a business are supposed to park. Line painting can also clearly mark no-parking zones or loading bay areas.
Line marking can also help traffic to move smoothly in a parking lot, which is necessary in buildings with a high traffic flow such as apartment buildings, shopping malls, warehouses, and multi-story parking lots. If the line marking for parking or traffic is unclear, this can create problems, since property owners can be held responsible for any accidents that occur because of this.
Most professionals use heavy-duty paints for their parking lot line marking services since weather in Canada and parts of the U.S. can be harsh, not to mention the effects of salt used on roads during the winter and frequent plowing.
Line Marking for Parking Spaces
This is the most common type of line painting and is used to clearly mark where people are supposed to park. Professional line marking services also include designation of handicapped spaces; regulations for line marking of disabled parking varies, but a professional provider of parking lot line marking services knows what they are.
Underground Parking Lots
Line marking for underground parking garages requires special reflective paint, as parking lots can be dimly lit or use lots of artificial light. Do your research when seeking a line striping business for this service, as not all provide it.
If you have a warehouse with loading bays, line marking can help indicate where trailers are supposed to pull up and where it is safe for employees to walk, as reflective paints are a good way to ensure that everyone will clearly see where to go. Line striping can also be used to clearly mark restricted areas, though it is recommended that striping, for this reason, uses a different colour of paint.
Other Types of Line Marking
In addition to line painting, there are also a variety of ways to clearly mark areas and improve safety in your parking lot, such as concrete barriers. Where traditional concrete barriers wear out quickly, there are barriers made out of recycled materials that are lightweight and last much longer.
If you have clear line striping on your property, it is one of the easiest ways to ensure the health and safety of your employees and customers. As a leading provider of parking lot line marking services in Southern Ontario, Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. offers customers professional line painting at an affordable price using the best industry materials and equipment in the industry.
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“How Line Marking Can Benefit Health And Safety In The Workplace,” Anglo Liners web site, April 29, 2013, http://www.angloliners.co.uk/APBlog/?How-line-marking-can-benefit-health-and-safety-in-the-workplace&bId=126.