As one of the most trafficked and used areas on a property, parking lots require attention from building management and maintenance staff. A safe, secure parking area improves your property and its reputation as it is one of the first encountered seen by visitors. You want parking lots to feel safe and welcoming. There are simple and easy ways to improve parking lots using signs, permits, and more.

Parking Permits

Parking Permits

Parking permits help you control, maintain, and monitor parking lots. By issuing parking permits, residents and visitors are held accountable for following parking rules and traffic signs. Use custom permits that display your logo and/or colors to help you spot unauthorized vehicles, and a log book to track permits and violations. An official, authoritative permit program improves overall security. Get tips on making the most of parking permit programs.

Parking Violations

Parking Violations

When guests and residents do not follow parking rules, it creates a chain reaction of frustration and chaos. Violations include:

  • Handicap spot violations
  • Misuse of permits
  • Parking in fire zones
  • Exceeding time limits on loading zones or visitor spots

Handle parking violations swiftly and send a message to the community by issuing warning stickers or violations tags. In more severe cases, or when dealing with repeat offenders, you may even want to use an auto boot car immobilizer.

Parking Lot Signs

Parking Lot Signs

Improve safety and minimize driver confusion with highly visible parking lot signs. Post signs regarding parking rules, tow-away zones, parking permits and more.

Signs directing drivers where they may and may not park will help reduce parking violations and frustrations. Well placed stop signs, crosswalk signs, and one-way notices help ensure pedestrian safety in your parking lots.

See our Parking Lot Sign Buying Guide to learn more about selecting parking lot signs.

Parking Lot Supplies

Parking Lot Supplies

In addition to signs and permits, there are a few other supplies you want to have on hand to help maintain a safe and orderly parking lot.

Traffic Control Items

Show residents and visitors you care about safety by using these items as needed.

Paint and Spray Paint & Paint Stripers

Refresh and renew parking lines and crosswalk areas quickly and easily with parking lot spray paint and paint stripers. Learn more about outdoor painting projects.

Pavement Repair & Sealers

Potholes and cracks can be repaired and sealed before they become a major hazard. No need to hire third-party contractors, use crack stopper, asphalt repair, crack filler, and pot hole patch. Learn more about parking lot patching and repair.

Cleaners and Degreasers

Over time, parking areas build up oil, grease, and grime. Keep asphalt cleaners and noncorrosive degreasers on hand, so maintenance teams can keep on top any spills or stains.

Pressure Washers

Pressure washers make cleaning asphalt and sidewalks quick and easy.

As a general rule, you want to pressure wash your parking lots and parking garages once or twice a year, in the spring and fall. Be sure to consult local regulations concerning water restrictions and storm drains.