The Importance of Safety Signs and Pavement Markings

Reducing the risk of a personal or property injury at your commercial facility is probably pretty high on your priority list. Everyday pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and possibly public transportation vehicles may be in and out of your parking lot. Having pavement markings and safety signage to direct traffic, impose speed and parking regulations, and mark areas for pedestrian crossing is a must.

Your paving contractor should understand that ensuring safe driving is important to you. They can help you direct traffic; avoid confusion and accidents with caution signs, slow down signs, and other traffic signs. The traffic signs paving contractors usually install are constructed of durable material to last for many years to come.

Installing new signs either after your parking lot has been paved, or newly seal coated can improve not only the safety of your parking lot, but also the appearance.

Using U-channel sign posts, the safety signs we install will stand for years due to the strength and durability of this type of sign post. Plus, they come at a cost savings compared to square-tube posts. Other benefits of U-channel sign posts include:

U-channel signposts have been standing up to the hazards of roads and weather for decades.

The configuration of U-channel posts makes it less susceptible to bending when driven into the ground

U-channel can be installed by one person with conventional tools.

Signs can be mounted on U-channel posts before they are installed in the ground

All installation work is done at ground level

Using U-channel posts cut post costs by as much as 58% compared to square-tube.

U-channel posts yield and tensile strengths are approximately 25% greater than square-tube posts.

Road markings include stripes, shapes and symbols to denote the rules of the road by giving lane boundaries, guides for turning, cross-walk locations, and warnings of potential hazards. Pavement markings work in conjunction with road signs and traffic signals to give motorists a clear picture of the roadways characteristics. Because pavement markings are directly in the driver's view of the road, they offer an effective means of communication.

In July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. ADA compliance is in-affect for every business big or small. Your paving should have the knowledge to keep your company compliant with ADA guidelines on re-striping and new parking lot layouts. They should also have expertise in line striping design and pavement marking layouts of parking lots to ensure effective traffic flow and compliance with ADA regulations.

Additionally, they should utilize the industry's highest standards of equipment and materials on every job.

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