Parking Lot Safety Tips for Las Vegas Property Managers

Parking Lot Safety Tips for Las Vegas Property ManagersWhether you manage a hotel, restaurant, or any other commercial property in Las Vegas, you probably stay very busy all day. You have many tasks to handle, including bookkeeping, building maintenance, and employee training and supervision. With so much going on every day, it is understandable that you may overlook the need to ensure that your parking lot is safe, or you may feel that parking lot safety is out of your control. However, there are some relatively easy ways to enhance your parking lot safety through an active parking lot maintenance program.

What Is Parking Lot Maintenance?

Maintaining your parking lot requires more than just having it swept once or twice a week. A comprehensive maintenance program includes procedures to keep your parking lot healthy and aesthetically appealing. Some of these procedures include parking lot sealcoating, timely crack repairs, and line striping, and pavement markings. Depending on your property, you may also need traffic signs or bumper blocks installed or replaced. You may need to revise your parking lot design periodically to ensure that traffic moves safely and efficiently through your lot, make your lot compliant with changes to federal or local laws, or increase the number of vehicles you can fit within your lot. All of these things can also help you make your parking lot safer.

How Does Parking Lot Sealcoating Enhance Safety?

Sealcoating Las Vegas parking lots makes them safer in three ways. First, sealcoating protects asphalt pavement from the sun. The sun emits UV rays that remove moisture from the binder holding your pavement together, which will make it brittle and more prone to developing cracks and potholes that could pose tripping hazards. Second, sealcoating restores the dark color that your pavement had when it was first installed, which helps make your asphalt striping and pavement markings more visible by increasing the contrast between the paint and the background. Third, sealcoating enhances traction, reducing the chances that a pedestrian might slip and fall or that a vehicle might skid out of control.

How Do Crack Repairs Enhance Parking Lot Safety?

Open cracks can cause pedestrians to stumble and fall. Furthermore, neglected cracks often turn into potholes that can be even more dangerous to pedestrians and cyclists; some potholes can even damage vehicles. If you ignore the cracks long enough, the foundation can be destabilized, allowing depressions to form that can also be hazardous to cyclists and pedestrians.

How Does Asphalt Striping Improve Parking Lot Safety?

When drivers and pedestrians have the right information, they will be less confused and distracted. Marked parking spaces help drivers stay within the defined space, so that door dents are minimized. When combined with bumper blocks, stripes can prevent cars from pulling through from one space to another or cutting through multiple parking aisles instead of staying in the travel aisles. Bumper blocks can also be used to prevent drivers from parking in the spaces at the ends of traffic aisles or other places where their vision might be impaired. Pavement markings and traffic signs help ensure that traffic flows as it should, reduce the risk of collisions, and prevent traffic jams. Many parking lot striping contractors also offer sealcoating, sign, and bumper block installation, crack repairs, and other services so that you do not need to work with more than one company.

How Does Parking Lot Design Affect Safety?

There are many ways to design the layout of your parking lot. For example, traffic aisles can be for one-way or two-way traffic, or parking spaces can be angled or straight. Different layouts can affect how quickly and easily drivers can park, how efficiently vehicles move throughout the lot, and how safely drivers can enter and exit the parking spaces.

Contact Affordable Striping & Sealing for Help to Make Your Parking Lot Safer

Affordable Striping & Sealing is one of the leading asphalt maintenance contractors in Nevada. We also offer asphalt sealcoating, crack repairs, road markings, parking lot layout, and design, and bumper block and traffic sign installation. We have an exemplary reputation that we built by providing high-quality work and exceptional customer service at reasonable prices. To request a free quote, call 702-222-9009 or complete our online form.