If you’re planning to add pavement striping, you should understand what the process entails. In addition, there are certain risks involved. If you don’t fully understand them, you may end up causing more damage than you care to. However, you can follow a few basic rules to prevent these problems. Of course, hiring professionals for excavation, landscaping, and hardscaping in Parry Sound and Muskoka since 1986 will ensure a quality job each time.
Read on to learn more about the pavement striping process and its benefits for your commercial parking and driveways.
Pavement Striping vs Pavement Stripping
Stripping (with two p’s) is not to be confused with pavement “striping.”
Pavement stripping is a process of deterioration that typically begins at the base of the HMA (Hot Mixed Asphalt) layer and proceeds upward.
However, this deterioration can also occur at the surface. The underlying cause is unknown, but it appears to be related to the asphalt’s surface chemistry and moisture damage. Heavy traffic damage most likely compounds these effects.
Asphalt and Concrete Striping
Concrete striping, on the other hand, is the process of painting the appropriate markings on your commercial pavement to ensure an efficient flow of patrons and regulatory compliance as a business.
Both asphalt and concrete require specialized machinery and trained professionals to maintain them. With regard to concrete striping, it can be particularly challenging without the correct tools, training and experience. Incorrect handling of the machinery can cause scratches on the surface and injure employees.
Because of this, it is crucial to hire a professional for your concrete striping. This way, you will get the best results for your money.
Aside from asphalt and concrete striping, pavement markings can be done with reflective tape. This type of tape reflects light, making them highly visible to motorists at any time of the day or night. It can also be used to mark the edges of sidewalks and roads. Fluorescent paint is another option for pavement markings. It contains pigments that glow when exposed to UV light. These bright markings can help direct traffic and highlight hazards.
Pavement Striping Eliminates Confusion
Pavement striping eliminates confusion in a multitude of ways. For starters, it helps to keep a clear view of traffic flow. For example, striping can indicate where parking is permitted and which way should be avoided, optimizing the “flow” of patrons in and out of the establishment.
Striping also provides ACA (Accessible Canada Act) compliance and ensures easy access for all visitors and staff. It also helps maximize the number of available parking spaces. As a result, more patrons and customers will be able to park safely.
In addition to ensuring safe and convenient parking, pavement striping helps create a more attractive parking area and improves public perception. A quality pavement striping job also helps minimize traffic confusion, which will prevent accidents. Furthermore, a properly-striped lot makes parking more efficient and helps prevent customers from getting stressed out.
All of these factors, though indirectly, do affect your business’s bottom line. Make sure you hire professionals who are well-versed in pavement striping; Muskoka and Parry Sound residents have trusted our services since 1986 for everything concrete, asphalt, landscaping and hardscaping.
Pavement Striping Improves Safety & Efficiency
Pavement striping is an integral part of maintaining a parking lot. One study found that visible pavement markings reduced injuries and fatalities by 37 percent.
This process improves efficiency by reducing time spent closing the lot and enhancing its appearance and the brand’s public perception. In addition, it eliminates inconveniences for customers and guests.
Pavement Striping Follows Regulations
The process of applying pavement striping is a process that follows regulations and ensures the integrity of the road. It begins with a road safety assessment that identifies any issues or risks on the roadway. Then, the process of placing the stripes must be completed in full compliance with regulations. In addition, it must be appropriately maintained.
The contractor then applies a primer over the entire surface area. It should be applied to all surface substrates, including asphalt pavement less than six months old. The contractor also continually adheres to manufacturer specifications regarding the application rate and drying time, ensuring a quality project every time.
Pavement Striping: Parry Sound & Muskoka Trust Schlager Excavating & Haulage
If you’re considering pavement striping in Parry Sound, Muskoka or the surrounding area, contact Schlager today. Since 1986, we’ve provided quality work with natural stone, granite, concrete and asphalt to transform residential and cottage properties while providing expert excavating and haulage services for businesses. Contact our pavement striping professionals at (705) 732-1802.