How incorrectly marking your Car Park could cost you
With around 20,000 public car parks in the United Kingdom to date – it is vital to ensure these are correctly and efficiently marked out in order to prevent a loss of profit.
But how could this loss occur?
If a car park’s line markings are unclear or not marked to spec – confusion could lead to multiple ways in which a loss could occur. Any parking tickets could be refunded due to being made redundant after further inspection as the line markings were unclear. Costs could also go to remarking the area after an inspection has deemed the car park unusable due to incorrect/unclear marking. Additionally, in more extreme cases, charges from an individual or authority could be made regarding the markings if an accident was to occur within the car park.
Therefore, an effective install will prevent the loss of any potential profit and save costs in the future.
So how can you ensure your car park is sufficiently marked out?
There are many ways of marking a car park to meet specifications. You can self-deliver or hire a team of experienced contractors, and choose between different paint types to work with.
If the car park is exposed to outside elements, the most durable product is MMA, which is a cold-applied material with great durability; it offers the best value in terms of lifetime cost. Car park markings need to be durable, cost-effective and need to stay bright and crisp. The most popular hard-wearing marking products include UltraLine and UltraStripe.
For under-cover car parks (or where budgets do not extend to MMA), a single pack spray-applied material is recommended. These offer rapid and economical application, short dry times, and good service life. Some of the most popular single packs include ViaLine and TrafficLine.