When you first had your parking lot poured, you might have hired someone to paint stripes for designated parking spots, loading areas, and no-parking zones. Although the stripes that you have painted should last for a while, you will have to have parking lot striping done from time to time. These are a few signs that you should have parking lot striping done a little more often.
1. Your Area is Subject to Harsh Weather Conditions
The stripes that are painted in your parking lot can be impacted by the weather. If your area gets a lot of rain and snow, for example, you might find that your parking lot stripes will fade a lot more quickly than if your area didn't get so much wet weather. During periods of dry weather, consider having your parking lot striped again. This is one of the best ways that you can combat wet weather and keep your parking lot in good shape. Additionally, think about taking additional steps to take care of your parking lot to protect it against wet weather, such as by taking care of parking lot cracks before water seeps into them and freezes during the winter months.
2. Your Parking Lot is Very Busy
Some parking lots are a lot busier than others. Obviously, having a busy parking lot is a good indication that your business is successful, but you should also be prepared to deal with more wear and tear if your parking lot gets a lot of traffic, too. For example, you may find that all of the additional traffic will cause your parking lot stripes to fade a lot more quickly. You may also find that a busy parking lot needs to be cleaned and repaired more often so that it can stay in good shape, too.
3. You Want to Make Your Parking Lot Look Its Best
Even if your parking lot isn't super busy and even if there aren't a lot of harsh weather conditions in your area, you may want to start having your parking lot striped more often. Even if your parking lot doesn't look too bad, you might not be completely happy with how it looks. You could find that doing something as simple as having it re-striped on a more frequent basis is a good way to keep it looking fresh and attractive.
If you are responsible for taking care of a parking lot, one thing that you should think about is having it re-striped when needed. The three signs above are a few examples of times when you may need to have your parking lot re-striped more frequently.