Parking Lot Signage

Parking Lot Signage South Florida

No business wants to intentionally provide an unsafe, chaotic environment for their customers and tenants to park. Such a parking lot can anger visitors, subject the company to potential liability issues, and lead to fines for failure to comply with federal, state, or municipal codes. Stripes and pavement markings are essential elements of an orderly parking lot, but no lot is truly complete without the proper signage.

What Is the Overall Purpose of Parking Lot Signage?

In general, parking lot signage should help direct the flow of both vehicles and pedestrians throughout the parking lot. Drivers who receive clear instructions will be less distracted, so the chances of accidents can be reduced. Furthermore, the confusion that can result from a lack of proper signage can annoy your visitors, and they may choose to leave immediately, never return, or treat you or your employees rudely. If accidents occur because of your failure to provide proper signage, people suffering a personal injury or property damage could look to you for compensation.

What Signs Should I Have in My Parking Lot?

There are many different signs that you could install in your parking lot. The configuration of your lot, the volume of traffic it receives, the size of your parking lot, and the frequency with which vehicles enter and exit your lot should all be considered when planning your parking lot layout and signage. However, you can divide signage into mandatory and optional categories.

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What Parking Lot Signs Are Mandatory?

Mandatory signs are those legally required under federal or local statutes. Most people are familiar with the signs required by the Americans with Disability Act. These include signs denoting car-and van-accessible parking spaces. Local and state codes typically address the signs required to denote fire lanes, bus stops, and parking spaces reserved for emergency responders. Depending on your jurisdiction, you may be required to post stop or yield signs at the points where drivers exit your parking lot if the connecting street is a public thoroughfare. You may also be required to post signs indicating a one-way connecting street.

What Parking Lot Signs Are Optional?

Optional signs are virtually unlimited, but some are more important than others. It is a good idea to place yield or stop signs at all points where traffic aisles intersect, especially where they meet the main aisle in front of your building. If not legally required, you should also place signs before speed bumps and crosswalks to enhance safety. Speed limit signs can serve as warnings to drivers that they need to slow down; these signs can be particularly important if the entrance to your parking lot connects to a high-speed thoroughfare. You should have signs denoting no-parking areas, including around dumpsters. Depending on the nature of your business, you may want signs near your loading dock that warn of the presence of truck traffic. If you have a large lot, you may want to consider aisle markers to help drivers remember where they parked. You could also choose signs to denote spaces reserved for your employee of the month, customers picking up online orders, green vehicles, motorcycles, pregnant customers, or compact cars.

We Can Help You Choose the Right Parking Lot Signage

At 3-D Paving & Sealcoating, we are well-versed in the federal, state, and local codes that relate to parking lots in South Florida. We can help you select the right signs, choose the proper locations to facilitate a smooth, safe flow of traffic, and install your signs correctly. We also offer many other services, including parking lot striping, asphalt sealcoating, pavement markings, drainage corrections, ADA compliance, asphalt milling, thermoplastic line striping, concrete grinding, concrete curbing, reflective pavement markers, concrete gutters, concrete slabs, bollard installation, concrete ramps, asphalt paving, concrete parking lots, speed bumps, and concrete sidewalks. We have an exceptional reputation for superior customer service, extraordinary workmanship, and professionalism. If you are interested in receiving a free quote, complete the online request form, call 855-735-ROAD, or send an email to Info@3-DPaving.com.

Benefits of Signage

Of course, there are plenty of benefits of road and parking lot signage, and these are 5 of the key benefits you should be aware of:

Navigation

Provides clarity to drivers and pedestrians about what they need to do and where they should go.

Informative

Informs road users of potential hazards they might be facing.

Manage Traffic Flow

Eases congestion and improves traffic flow in the parking lot, freeing up space and achieving greater utilization.

Conveys Professionalism

Impresses visitors of business premises as parking signage is usually the first visual representation of a brand that people will see.

LED Applications Available

Creates flexibility if you use LED signage. There is an option for modular installation and no limit to the number of signs that can be installed easily.

Contact 3-D Paving and Sealcoating today to get a quote for your Signage needs.

Contact 3-D Paving and Sealcoating today to get a quote for your Signage needs.