Our paving specialists at Texas Striping understand the importance of keeping your parking areas safe for your employees, customers, and other visitors. One item that plays a major role in that safety are wheel stops. Although most people don’t stop to consider their importance, we know all too well why you should have solidly constructed, correctly placed wheel stops in your parking area. Here are just a few important functions of wheel stops:
- Keeps walkways, crosswalks and other restricted areas free from traffic – Wheel stops are an excellent way to keep drivers from parking or driving where they shouldn’t be, such as on pedestrian sidewalks and crosswalks, for example. This helps to make your parking area safer for foot traffic. Wheel stops are also effective in creating barriers around areas where some of your employees may be working, such as forklift operators truck drivers, for example.
- Provides safety for vehicles – Fender benders and minor traffic accidents are all too common in parking lots, which are usually busy and congested areas. Wheel stops ensure that vehicles stay within designated parking areas, without going any further. They also help to regulate traffic by requiring that drivers back out of parking areas (which also means that they go slower) rather than pulling ahead through another parking spot.
- Protects your landscaping and enhances the appearance of your parking area – Wheel stops can help to protect any parking lot landscaping, which can often be a costly investment. In addition, wheel stops add to the “curb appeal” of your place of business.
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For more information about wheel stops and other services available from our paving and painting specialists, contact our office today. We are pleased to provide services to a variety of businesses from throughout the Austin, TX, area, and we would be glad to provide you with a free estimate!