Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Parking Lot

After sealing a parking area or paving your lot, you know you'll need to have new parking lines striped and other pavement markings made for things like handicapped spaces and crosswalks. But, what some people overlook when freshening up the appearance of their parking area are their parking lot signs.

Parking lot signs are important to the organization, safety and security of your parking lot. From directional signs to pedestrian crossing signs there are hundreds of different types of parking lot signs to choose from.

Your paving contractor can not only handle all of your asphalt paving needs, but they also usually experts in line striping design and pavement marking layouts. They can also install high quality traffic signs and safety devices.

What type of signage do you need?

Directional Parking Signs – This type of sign helps drivers find entrances, exits, specific buildings, parking areas, and more. These signs help clearly and professionally indicate where parking is available or point the direction to an exit with an arrow and the word exit clearly marked.

Fire Lane Signs – To ensure that fire trucks and ambulances have access to your building and parking area as quickly as possible, fire lane signs clearly designed fire lanes and no parking areas.

Pick Up and Drop Off Signs – Posting pick up and drop off signs or loading zones signs on your property will indicate to drivers where the proper zones are in your parking facility. These signs can be beneficial to your customers who may have purchased a large item. They can pull their vehicle directly into the designated loading area. For visitors dropping children or elderly people, a parking lot sign that designates a drop off area can be beneficial to a driver so that they will know where it is safe to stop and left their passengers away.

Parking Lot Property Signs – If you're looking to enforce safety and security policies in parking lots to deter unwanted activities, consider getting a few parking lot signs to display your properties notices, regulations or restrictions. You've seen them at other facilities, the words may vary but will read something to this effect: NOTICE, We are not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles or contents, park at your own risk. Or, another option would be one that read: Private Property, NO loitering, soliciting, skateboards, rollerblades.

Pedestrian Crossing Signs – To clearly mark crosswalk areas, crosswalk signals get the attention of drivers and pedestrians and offer crossing directions. Some signs may read: State Law, Stop for Pedestrians within Crosswalk.