Wheel Stops for Parking Lot Safety: Types, Benefits, and Installation
As a professional parking lot striping company, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety and organization of parking lots for both drivers and pedestrians. One of the most effective ways to maintain parking lot safety is with wheel stop installation. In this article, we will discuss why wheel stops may or may not be needed in a parking lot and the types of wheel stops that can be installed, including concrete and rubber. We will also highlight the other services we offer, including parking lot striping, handicap striping, fire lane striping, crosswalks, loading zones, and more.
Why Are Wheel Stops Needed in a Parking Lot?
Parking Lot wheel stops, also known as parking bumpers or parking blocks, are designed to prevent vehicles from overhanging or hitting the curbs, walls, or other obstacles in a parking lot. They serve as a physical barrier to prevent vehicles from causing damage to property or other vehicles or creating safety hazards for pedestrians.
Wheel stops are particularly useful in situations where parking spaces are limited, or there are obstructions near the parking spots, such as buildings, walls, or sidewalks. They help to ensure that vehicles park within the designated parking spaces, preventing congestion, and maximizing the available parking space.
Types of Wheel stops
There are two primary types of wheel stops that can be installed in a parking lot, concrete and rubber.
Concrete Wheel stops
Concrete wheel stops are the most common type of wheel stops used in parking lots. They are made from high-quality concrete, which makes them sturdy and durable, and resistant to damage from weather, UV rays, and vehicle impacts. They are also easy to install and can be painted to match the parking lot’s color scheme, making them an attractive addition to any parking lot.
Rubber Wheel stops
Rubber wheel stops are an alternative to concrete wheel stops. They are made from recycled rubber and are environmentally friendly. They are also lightweight, making them easy to handle and install, and resistant to damage from weather and vehicle impacts. They are available in a variety of colors, making them easy to match to the parking lot’s color scheme.
When deciding which type of wheel stop to install, it’s essential to consider factors such as the parking lot’s location, traffic volume, and the type of vehicles that will be using the parking lot.
ssOther Parking Lot Services We Offer
In addition to wheelstop installation, we offer a wide range of other parking lot services to ensure that your parking lot is safe, well-organized and meets all ADA compliance requirements. Our services include:
We provide high-quality parking lot striping services, including straight lines, diagonal lines, arrows, and stencils. We use high-quality paint that is long-lasting, bright, and visible even in low-light conditions.
We specialize in handicap striping, including handicap parking spaces, wheelchair symbol stenciling, and ADA-compliant signage. We ensure that all handicap spaces meet the ADA guidelines for size, location, and signage.
We offer fire lane striping services to ensure that your parking lot meets local fire code regulations. We use high-visibility paint to mark fire lanes and ensure that emergency vehicles have clear access to your property.
We stripe crosswalks in your parking lot to ensure pedestrian safety and compliance with local regulations. We only use high-visibility paint to mark crosswalks and ensure that pedestrians have a safe and visible path to cross the parking lot.
- Loading Zones
Loading zone striping ensures that loading and unloading vehicles have designated spaces and easy access to your property. We use high-visibility paint to mark loading zones and ensure that they meet all local regulations.
Why hire us for your parking lot maintenance?
We understand that a well-striped parking lot is essential for creating a professional image and ensuring the safety of drivers and pedestrians. Our state-of-the-art striping equipment and high-quality paint ensure that every line is crisp, clean, and straight, making your parking lot look its best.
There are several reasons why business owners should hire us to stripe their parking lots. Firstly, we are experienced professionals who take pride in every project we undertake. We know the importance of having a well-organized parking lot that meets all safety and ADA compliance requirements. By hiring us, you can be confident that your parking lot will be striped to the highest standard.
Secondly, a well-striped parking lot not only looks professional but also improves traffic flow and ensures that drivers can navigate the parking lot safely. Clear and visible markings, including handicap spaces, loading zones, and fire lanes, help to prevent accidents and ensure that your parking lot is compliant with local regulations.
Finally, a well-striped parking lot can also increase the value of your property. A parking lot that is well-maintained and organized can make a positive first impression on customers and visitors, enhancing the overall image of your business.
If you are a business owner looking to improve the appearance and safety of your parking lot with fresh striping or wheel stop installation, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free quote. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is always available to answer any questions you may have and provide expert advice on how to make your parking lot look its best. Call us today to get started.
Note: Please keep in mind that not all of our services may be offered at every location. We encourage customers to contact the location in their area to determine if the service is available. Our team of professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our services and help you determine the best solution for your parking lot needs.