Line Striping & Traffic Control Lines

One of the most important components in your parking lot layout is line striping or more commonly referred to as traffic control lines. A properly striped parking lot not only adds a nice crisp contrast to a jet-black sealcoating application. Most significantly, line striping makes for a safer traffic pattern within the parking lot. There is a lot of planning that goes into proper traffic flow; placement of directional arrows, the proper amount of spacing between each parking stall, fire lane marking areas, loading zones and a comprehensive knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In 2010 The Department of Justice (DOJ) revised ADA compliance regulations originally mandated in 1990. These revised regulations were called the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design.  Since March 15, 2012 ADA compliance has been required for new construction and alterations. Compliance standards continue to evolve, and violation of those regulations can result in severe penalties. The DOJ may impose penalties of up to $55,000 for the first violation and up to $110,000 for any subsequent violation. It is paramount to choose a line striping company with a complete understanding of these laws as continuing education is necessary to make certain the line striping is complying with the ADA standards.

In addition to having a knowledge of the ADA standards as well as an understanding of safe traffic flow a line striper needs to be somewhat of an artist. No matter how perfect a sealcoating project may turn out, an unskilled line striper can ruin the project with lines that are not straight, not the proper width, over-spray from spraying with too much pressure or dripping paint on the freshly sealed blacktop.

Jet-Seal doesn’t offer line striping as a stand-alone service. We only provide line striping when performing sealcoating or paving services.

As with all of the products we use at Jet-Seal only the finest traffic paint is chosen for our projects.