Pavement markings can be beneficial when it comes to motor vehicles and safety on the road. The purpose of these markings is to provide people with direction, as well as to distinguish the pavement from other lines around it. It can decrease the chances of crashes and other incidents, and therefore be a safer option for businesses to have on their property.
According to Brite Lite Paint, “it is estimated that approximately $2 billion is spent every year in the United States on pavement markings.” That’s a lot of money, right? Well, let’s take a look at some of the ways that pavement markers are used!
As you’re driving into a parking lot, your eyes scan the area for a space and you see an open spot right in the front. As you’re driving up, the lines are painted blue and there’s a wheelchair symbol painted in the middle. Stop! The symbol is meant to tell you that it is reserved for handicapped drivers. Traveling further down the row, you see a spot with white lines. The white lines indicate a free, open parking space for the public. You’re good to go!
So what’s so important about these markings? The lines and colors are meant to indicate a message. If the lines are blue for handicapped parking or green for timed parking, drivers can noticeably see whether or not they’re allowed to park there. In turn, parking lot paint can be reflective, which is something that contributes to safety. Brighter pavement markings are more visible in adverse weather conditions. All in all, painting a parking lot allows drivers to know where and how to place their vehicles.
Indoor/Outdoor Sports Courts
Basketball courts and tennis courts are just some of the few sporting areas that require specific markings. Since the games are usually played on concrete, the pavement markings are placed accordingly to each sport. For a tennis court, the lines are divided into two sides, with enough room for a net in the middle. The markers can tell each players where they need to be during the game.
When it comes to indoor courts, such as gymnasiums, pavement painters have to take a great deal of care. The lines have to be carefully painted and then the floor properly coated. Colleges, universities, high schools, churches, and many others benefit from the proper painting of their indoor courts.
Businesses located in warehouses can also benefit from pavement markers. With the amount of machinery inside of a warehouse, it can be a safety hazard if the machines are used outside of the proper markings. The markers can indicate where the equipment should be placed, as well as a way to direct traffic inside and outside of the facility. Caution signs may even be painted on the floor to let someone know that they are entering a dangerous area!
There are many types of flooring that our pavement painters can work with, including different types of markings that are necessary for your business space. Whether you need markers for convenience, or for safety, call on Legacy Concrete Works, LLC for professional pavement marking and maintenance in your area!