Restriping vs New Layout
The purpose of paved lines is to guide traffic. In order to guide traffic the line must be visible. If the line is difficult to see then traffic doesn’t have the same chance at staying orderly. Naturally and unavoidably lines fade. They fade with wear and tear, with high traffic and more so with extreme weather. Whether it is your want Parking Lot striping or line marking fading will happen. However one must also consider that with or without fading is the layout of the lines, are they consistently visible?
When you are in a vehicle your perception is already distorted. There are blind spots and need for mirrors to properly asses where you and your wheels are in space. Pavement and property naturally isn’t always flat and smooth. Sometimes when line striping is first laid down, the landscaping and geography of the property isn’t always part of the plan. If any of the lines and or half of the lines have blind spots a new layout should seriously be considered. Our experts take into account of the some bump and rolls of the property to guarantee that the full line is visible.
Sometimes it seems that the lines are just very pale. This is normal and to be expected. It is also unavoidable. If a certain amount of time has passed since you got your line striping then it is most likely in need of a restriping. It is normal for them to fade every twelve to eighteen months. It is possible that it seems like you just got them done and they have already faded. If this is the case you should consider what happened that made them fade. If there has been a lot of ice over the winter or much rain and hot sun the lines will have faded. If your property is very busy and there is high traffic this will also contribute to the paint fading.
After noticing that your line striping is looking fairly shabby and you are unsure if it needs a restriping or a new layout, safety needs to be considered. Is it possible the old lay out was not providing traffic with the guidance that was necessary?
Will the restriping freshen up the ground enough so the traffic is clear on what instructions are best? Maybe for the sake of safety your restriping job includes a new layout of fire routes. Safety should be one of the top focuses when getting any kind of line striping because safety was line striping’s original purpose.
If you always had the opinion that your pavement line marking was done well but currently you can barely see the parking stalls line marking, it may be time to consider what causes them to fade. If the lines have served the purpose of directing traffic then it would be a good idea to keep them as they are and not get a new layout. It is very likely that the weather played a large role in the lines fading. More extreme weather will take a harsher toll on the vibrancy of the striping. If there has been a lot of rain or snow over the winter the paint won’t last quite as long. It is an inevitable part of line striping that is unavoidable. It is best to get restriping.