Pavement Markings


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8.5" x 11"
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Use this SimpleSpecs 3 part specification template to specify Pavement Markings for parking areas, drives, and parking garages.  Also, used for marking in warehouses and industrial facilities.

Chlorinated rubber is typically the most durable paint type for this application, followed by alkyd.

What is it?

Pavement markings are an essential element of any commercial building’s outdoor space. They provide guidance and direction for pedestrians and drivers alike, creating a safer and more organized environment. Here’s what you need to know about pavement markings for commercial buildings:

Types of Pavement Markings:

Crosswalks: Crosswalks are marked with white stripes and are used to designate safe areas for pedestrians to cross the road. They are especially important in areas with heavy foot traffic, such as around retail stores or office buildings.

Parking Spaces: Parking spaces are marked with painted lines to create organized and efficient parking areas. They help to prevent congestion and confusion among drivers.

Arrows: Arrows are used to direct traffic flow, indicating which way drivers should proceed. They are used to guide vehicles through parking lots or to indicate the direction of a one-way street.

Handicap Spaces: Handicap spaces are marked with the universal handicap symbol and are designated for drivers with disabilities. They are located near building entrances and are required by law to meet certain accessibility standards.

Benefits of Pavement Markings:

Properly installed pavement markings offer several benefits for commercial buildings, including:

Increased Safety: Pavement markings provide clear direction and guidance for pedestrians and drivers, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

Improved Traffic Flow: Properly marked parking spaces and arrows can help to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion in busy areas.

Enhanced Aesthetics: Pavement markings can be used to add color and visual interest to outdoor spaces, making them more attractive and inviting for visitors.

Compliance with Regulations: Many markings, such as handicap spaces and crosswalks, are required by law. Properly marking these areas can help commercial buildings to comply with legal regulations.


There are several factors to consider, including:

Location: Consider the location and the type of traffic that will be using them. For example, crosswalks and handicap spaces should be located in areas with heavy foot traffic, while arrows and parking spaces may be more appropriate in a parking lot.

Visibility: Markings should be visible in all lighting conditions, including at night. Consider using reflective materials or adding lighting to enhance visibility.

Durability: Exposure to the elements and heavy traffic, so they must be durable and long-lasting. Choose materials that can withstand wear and tear, such as thermoplastic or epoxy.

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