Parking lots are one of the first impressions patrons get of your business. A well-striped parking lot that is in good repair will go a long way in making a good first impression. Whether you are striping a brand-new parking lot or restriping an existing lot, read on to learn what to expect when striping your parking lot.
Prepare Your Parking Lot for Striping
Before the first drop of paint hits your pavement, there are some things you should do to make sure that your parking lot is ready for striping.
Make Necessary Repairs
You will waste your money if you try to stripe over a lot that is in disrepair. Check for cracks or potholes and have them filled before you begin striping. Besides making striping easier, a parking lot in good repair will keep your patrons and their vehicles safe.
Reseal Your Asphalt
You should consult with a reputable asphalt contractor to see if you should reseal your pavement. Sealing your asphalt increases the life of your parking lot by preventing damage. You should have your parking lot resealed every two to three years. To get the most out of the money you spend striping your parking lot, make sure your sealant is up to date.
Clean Your Lot
Before striping your parking lot, you will want to remove any dirt and debris. You should also clean up any oil spots. The cleaner your lot, the better the application of paint will be.
Pricing Your Parking Lot
Once you have prepared your parking lot for striping, you’ll want to know how to budget for getting it striped. A ballpark figure is $4.25 per 18 ft. line.
However, there are a lot of variables that will determine the price to stripe your parking lot. Below are some factors that will influence the final price of getting your parking lot striped:
Size of Your Lot
The larger a parking lot, the more it will cost to stripe. Larger parking lots need more parking spots, and they need more handicap spaces which will add to the overall cost of your project.
Any extra stenciling (handicap markings, arrows, numbers, etc.) will increase the final price for getting your parking lot striped. Painting curbs or parking blocks will influence the price as well.
A reputable contractor from your area will be familiar with local codes. They will be able to help make sure that your parking lot meets the requirements for your area.
You must stripe your parking lot at a time when no one is using it. So, your contractor may have to do the job at nighttime or on the weekend. Working outside of normal business hours may also influence the price of your job.
Striping your parking lot is well worth the investment to ensure a good first impression. Choosing a reputable contractor will ensure your striping project is completed without a hitch. Walt’s Paving has over 40 years of experience paving asphalt driveways, making asphalt repairs, and seal coating asphalt. We are located in Osceola IN and service homeowners and businesses within 50 miles of Elkhart IN. Call us today.