Frequently Asked Questions


How long does line painting take to dry? 

This depends on the paint type.  But our most popular paint dries in 10 minutes. 

Traffic can drive on it in 20 mins.

 

How far apart should parking lot lines be?

This will vary based on the lot. But the average stall width is 9' wide by 18' long. 

 

How often should you seal coat asphalt parking lot?

2-3 years is a good time frame to maintain a protective sealcoating. The longer the time the worse off you will be. 

 

What is asphalt sealer?

We have a through explanation on our sealcoating page here

 

How long should an asphalt parking lot last? 

On average 15 years. There are many variables involved in pavement life cycles. With a regular cleaning, crack sealing and selacoating plan, asphalt can last up to 30 years easily.

 

Does a handicap spot need to be painted?

100% Yes. In fact handicap spots should to be painted EVERY YEAR! Even if you dont paint your lot. Clear and high contrast paint is part of the new By-Laws. Requirements have gotten more and more stringent and worn paint is a big NO NO in the eyes of AODA, and rightfully so. Fines can handed out for minor deficiencies.  Ask about our Parking Lot Accessibility Compliance program to keep you updated every year.   

 

Do handicap spaces need a signs?

100% Yes.  All accessibility spots must have a sign in addition to the paint. This sign must follow the local municipal by-law. Some municipalities have different sign and placement requirements.  We can help get you compliant and keep you complaint every year to avoid fines.