When it comes to your everyday business tasks, you may not think about the state of your parking lot. In a lot of situations, it may be out-of-sight and out-of-mind. Unfortunately, neglected parking lots aren’t missed by your customers and clients. Improper or faded striping can put the following things at risk creating a considerable disadvantage.
Have you ever been to an unmarked parking lot? It may feel like a free-for-all. Striping on a lot directs both drivers and pedestrians. With crosswalks and marked spots, it is difficult for the cars to disobey the rules of the parking lot. You can control the flow of traffic and create visual messages.
If you have an unstriped parking lot, you will not have spaces for your patrons that have disabilities. The Americans With Disabilities Act requires you to designate handicapped spaces. Without striping, clients may have a difficult time determining which spaces are designated for them. Providing these spaces is required by the ADA, if you fail to do so, you will face penalties.
Your parking lot is the first impression that clients have of your business. If the striping is faded or non-existent, it gives off the impression that you don’t care for your company. Clients may assume that you are unprofessional and care very little for your customers, and they will be reluctant to trust you with their business.
If people can park anywhere, you may not be maximizing your parking lot’s capacity. When you designate parking spaces for your guests, they will be less likely to park haphazardly. Carefully planning where to put each parking space helps you make the most of your lot.
Does your lot need restriping? Contact NVM Paving & Concrete today to get started!