As a business owner, your goal is to get as many people into your establishment as possible. Some days, you might see hundreds of visitors, many of whom must park in your parking lot for a period of time.
We’ve talked a bit in past blogs about the importance of maintaining your parking lot and fixing uneven surfaces and potholes. But one area that can often be overlooked by property owners is line marking for parking lots.
Parking lot line striping serves a lot of purposes, from maximizing space to keeping drivers and pedestrians safe. Below are a few benefits of line painting services in the GTA and why you should update your parking lot line markings this summer.
1. Maximizes Parking Space
Have you ever entered a parking lot only to find that there weren’t any spaces available or that those that were free were way too narrow?
Did you know that proper line marking for parking lots can actually help you maximize space in your parking lot and avoid this problem?
Nowadays, vehicles come in all shapes and sizes and your parking spaces need to accommodate that. Line painting services in the GTA can ensure that your parking spaces are wide enough to fit all vehicles and that they are clearly marked, so drivers don’t accidentally take up two spaces or park too close to other vehicles (no one likes getting their car doors dinged!).
When parking lots are clearly marked, more vehicles can fit in your parking lot at any given time, meaning more prospective business for you!
2. Improves Safety
The line marking in your parking lot is designed to guide drivers and pedestrians by directing the flow of traffic, alerting drivers to pedestrian crossings, and showing available parking spots.
Are some of the lanes one-way? Do you have areas where parking is not permitted? Is there a pedestrian crossing area? All of this needs to be clearly marked or else it could negatively affect the safety of everyone who visits your property.
As a commercial property owner, the safety of your visitors should be one of your top priorities. If someone is injured on your property because your parking lot was not properly maintained or the parking lot line striping caused confusion, you could be held liable for their medical bills, lost wages, or emotional trauma.
This is the last thing you need. By hiring a company that offers line painting services in the GTA, you can get back to running your business effectively.
3. Ensures Handicap Spaces Are Accessible
Under the Design of Public Spaces Standard and The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), all on-street and off-street parking lots must make spaces available for visitors with disabilities or those that have accessible parking permits.
If the line marking in your parking lot is worn out and faded, visitors with disabilities may not know where to park, and able-bodied visitors may park in handicap spaces by accident.
Make sure you are abiding by the Ontario laws—after all, you could face fines if you aren’t compliant—and update your parking lot line striping.
4. Enhance Curb Appeal
Over time, the lines in your parking lot begin to fade and, as mentioned above, this could pose a safety hazard for drivers and pedestrians alike. But faded parking lot line striping also sends the wrong message about your business. The way you take care of the exterior of your establishment speaks volumes about how you conduct business.
Improve your curb appeal by hiring a company that does parking lot line painting in Toronto. You’ll be amazed at how much better a fresh coat of paint can make anything look! And line marking for parking lots is no exception.
Choose Ivy Property Services Inc. for Parking Lot Line Striping
Ivy Property Services Inc. provides high-quality, dependable asphalt paving and maintenance services, including parking lot line painting in Toronto. We are a one-stop-shop for all your asphalt and pavement needs, capable of handling projects of every size and scope. Contact us today to get a free quote and to learn more about our line painting services in the GTA.