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Servicing Road Markings To Last Through Winter Damage

March 23, 2023

3 min

Winter road maintenance is a challenging task, especially for road markings. These vital elements of the road need to be serviced to last through winter damage and provide a clear distinction between lanes for drivers throughout the year.

However, as road markings are exposed to weather elements, they can be easily damaged or removed entirely from the road surface. This is a problem that occurs frequently. In a study conducted by the European Commission for Transportation and Infrastructure, it was discovered that 90% of road markings are damaged or destroyed during winter.

The pavement maintenance experts at Proline Parking Lot Maintenance, Inc. in Charlotte, NC, share seven tips on road marking maintenance to keep them fresh all winter!

Regularly Inspect Road Markings

Check for any damages or imperfections that may cause problems, such as cracks or chips, as time goes on. You should also ensure that all of your road markings are facing the right direction (i.e., arrows point one way and stop signs face traffic).

Keep Road Markings Clear of Debris

Road marking lines can get clogged with dirt or other debris that blocks the view. Make sure to keep road markers free from any build-up so they are visible and safe for drivers to navigate without any problems.

Protect Road Markings When Snow is On the Ground

Ensure to protect road marking during snowy weather by removing snow or shoveling it away, or applying available products to road markings to prevent snow from sticking.

Re-Paint Road Markings When Needed

Sometimes road markings will need re-painting or more maintenance depending on the road. Make sure to take care of road markings as soon as they need attention so that drivers can navigate safely.

Avoid Painting over a High-Friction Surface

Avoid painting over road markings with a high-friction surface as this will reduce the road marking's effectiveness.

Keep Road Markers Free from Oil

Oils can damage road markings, so make sure to avoid road marker lines from being painted over when there is an oily substance on them or nearby, as it could cause problems for drivers.

Avoid Painting over Old Road Markings

Make sure to avoid painting over old road markings as it could cause them to be less effective than before. It is also essential that the road marking isn't worn down too much or water seeps through, making them even more ineffective.

One of the best parking lot maintenance companies in Charlotte and across North Carolina, Proline Parking Lot Maintenance, Inc., offers various road marking services. Our team is fully trained in safety standards and meets or exceeds all industry requirements when servicing road markings.

We also offer a one-year warranty on our work to ensure you're satisfied. Our goal is to help create a clean, professional image of your commercial property. So, what are you waiting for?

Schedule your pavement marking project today!

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