Your parking lot is one of the first things customers notice when visiting your facility. The crisp contrast of a newly striped lot is attractive to your visitors and is a good indication that the property owner has a pride of ownership. In a sense it’s the face customers see first.
A well-marked parking lot directs people safely around the parking area. Crosswalks, stop bars, loading-zone markings, and properly marked pickup areas for customers who are boarding vehicles; inform pedestrians where they should walk, when to give right-of-way to traffic, and what areas to avoid.
To help preserve or improve the flow of traffic on a parking lot, AZPW Maintenance Services Co., Inc. can either re-stripe or lay out new markings to fulfill the needs of your desired traffic patterns.
A FEW DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS:
Maximize Space – A property owner wants to get the most cars possible into a parking lot in order to maintain cost-effectiveness. The right layout and striping can help meet this goal.
Efficient Traffic Flow – Customers want parking lots that allow them to enter, park, and exit quickly and safely. Attractive and properly placed parking stalls, arrows, and handicapped-reserve signs help to efficiently direct travelers.
Designated Parking – Before striping, it important to consider whether a parking lot needs designated parking spaces for disabled persons, customers, employees, visitors, or other individuals.
TYPES OF LINE STRIPING OFFERED:
Single Line Striping – One single line separating two car spaces. This is the least expensive option when it comes to parking lot stripes.
Double Line Striping – Double line, usually boxed at the end. Spaced approximately 1 foot apart from center line to center line these are preferred because they give drivers a small buffer that allows for better entry and exit of their parked vehicle and their car doors opening.
Round End Striping – Exactly like the double line parking lot striping mentioned above. However, they have a decorative rounded half circle end instead of a square flat end like the standard counterpart. Many high end malls and business parks like to use these to add a touch of class to their line striping layout. Since they require a separate stencil to complete the round end they usually cost more than the standard double square ended stall line.
Custom Line Striping – Custom parking lot design is just that, custom, and anything that you can think of pretty much can be painted. Through a whole set of tricks and tools our industry has acquired over the last 50 years. Parking striping has come a long way and people are starting to come up with some amazing ways to make their drab parking lots look interesting and different while serving its basic function of organized parking. With mixed medias such as paints, tapes, decals, and stencils. Parking Lot strippers are able to do some fun and creative things on Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt and grass. Just give us a call and we can discuss your next big idea.
90 Degree – This type of parking line is basically a stall that you pull straight into. Also referred to as head in parking. It means that when a vehicle pulls into a 90 degree stall it is positioned perfectly straight into the stall perpendicular to the curb face.
60 Degree – This type of parking lot striping line is the second most common degree of parking stall layout. It is also referred to as angled parking. This is the least sever angle one can use when laying out a parking spaces and is often used where head in or 90 degree parking is not permissible. Another reason one might want to use this type of layout would be that it helps create more back out space from the parking stall making it easier for vehicles to pull in and out of.
45 Degree – This angle choice in parking lot striping is exactly like the one mentioned above however the degree is even greater. The tighter an area is that parking is trying to be created for the greater the severity of the angle is needed.
30 Degree – Same as above. However not recommended. When you start using angles this severe it usually comes at a huge cost to the number of stalls you can actually fit into that area. If you have no choice or the space is simply not a concern than this can work. But in most cases these angels are not practical.
T-stall – Also known as boxed stalls. This type of layout scenario is typically used in an alley or up against a fence or block wall. The layout of allows a property owner to take advantage of areas where parking typically doesn’t occur. An example would be a building owner laying out parking along a wall where a driveway is. In order to maintain traffic flow he can’t place a traditional parking space however; he can use t-stalls. This basically means striping the corners of single spaces parallel to the wall marked only by the two corners of the cars outer edge with a T.
Tandem Parking – This type of parking lot striping layout refers to designing parking so that instead of parking one car in a space you can park two or even three depending on the layout space available to you. The Vehicles are typically parked head in and the two cars are bumper to bumper. This only works in a situation where the tenant of the parking space is designated and they have the ability to move the car when necessary.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
Prior to the application of traffic paint AZPW Maintenance Services Co., Inc. cleans all dust and debris to insure proper bonding of the traffic paint. When new layouts are necessary, pavement markings are accurately measured and marked. On re-striping of existing lines, existing stripes are located and marked.
Pavement markings are placed using air spray equipment or a gravity striping machine which insures uniform line width, clean edges, and proper paint coverage rates. AZPW Maintenance Services Co., Inc. is equipped with all the necessary equipment needed for the application of the different types of traffic paint.
Material used to exceed federal specification TT-P-85E or TT-P-1952B
1. Alkyd Solvent Based – (Yellow, White,Red, Black and Blue): Although Alkyd solvent based traffic paint may be durable, bleeding often occurs when applied over freshly seal coated areas. Freshly seal coated areas are recommended to cure overnight before application of traffic paint.
2. Chlorinated Rubberized Solvent Based -(White, Yellow and Red) : Chlorinated Rubberized solvent based traffic paint is recommended for new asphalt or seal coated asphalt that has cured over 60 days. Although this product is perhaps the most durable paint, bleeding has occurred when place over freshly seal coated areas.
3. Latex Base -( Yellow, White, Black, Red and Blue): Latex based traffic paint is not as durable as solvent based traffic paint but may be applied to freshly seal coated areas without a bleed occurring.
PARKING LOT STENCILS AND MARKINGS
We use Cal-Trans specified parking lot stencils on all projects to avoid “ghosting.” Ghosting occurs when different striping contractors use two or three different stencils causing a shadowing effect. By utilizing Cal-Trans specified stencils, property managers and facility directors can be assured their parking lots will show uniformity.
To avoid “ghosting” we recommend blacking-out old parking lot stencils before repainting or sealing a parking lot. This process will cause a job to achieve a more aesthetic appearance over a longer period of time. Also try to your striping contractor to use the same stencil thats already in use on your parking lot. Chances are if they are professional company they should have access to your stencils regardless if they are metric or standard by design.
Stencils that we offer:
Stop & Bar Stencils
Compact, Visitor, Reserved, Motorcycle stencils
Custom Logos and Graphics
Curb Stencils ie. Fire Lane No Parking
Custom Designed Stencils
School Playground Stencils such as Map of USA , Hopscotch, and many others.
Stencils Size Choices:
2″-4″-6″-8″ Parking Lot Stencils
1′-2′-4′-6′- 8′ Parking Lot Stencils
Custom Sizes offered but a cutting fee may apply.
HANDICAP STRIPING AND DISABLED PARKING LOT MARKINGS
Constant changes with A.D.A parking codes create difficulty for property managers and property owners to know which requirements are needed to bring their disabled parking lot striping and accessibility to current compliance. However, maintaining disabled, or handicap, parking is very important for property owners and managers to avoid costly lawsuits. We can help you navigate through basic A.D.A parking lot striping compliance, including line painting, handicap sign installation, and truncated dome installations.
We possess the ability to stripe your handicap stalls to code and install the proper handicap signs to pass inspection. We have acquired valuable experience and helpful tools to complete A.D.A projects in a timely manner. Whether you have a handicap striping or A.D.A sign issue we can assist you with information or reference to get the answers you need. Feel free to look through our links listed throughout the site for more information in regards to the A.D.A parking lot striping laws and codes.
CONCRETE SURFACE PREPARATION
This can be used for cleaning existing dirty concrete, Opening up concrete for paint or a sealer or removing adhesives etc. We also offer sweeping, brooming, polishing and other supporting services.
Shotblasting is a service we offer to remove existing striping and to prepare a concrete surface for painting. Small metal beads chip away paint or etch a concrete surface with a self contained vacuum. This service is especially useful for warehouses, distribution facilities and parking garages.
Similarly, sandblasting is used to remove existing striping or painted curbs. However, this process is more applicable to asphalt and outdoor parking lots. Unlike shotblasting, sandblasting is not a self-contained removal process and requires more attention to clean-up and safety. Despite these differences, shotblasting and sandblasting are both effective means to efficiently remove striping.