Although asphalt striping might not look all that important, it needs to be of high consideration for several reasons. First of all, if you’re looking to improve your parking lot’s visibility and functionality, striping will help you. Secondly, a well-paved parking lot is the very first thing many customers see, so ensure it gets new asphalt striping every three years. A well-paved restricted parking lot with interesting lines is an easy way to deliver a quick first impression to your customers.
The right asphalt striping will also improve the safety of your parking lot. After all, parking lots are designed to be multi functional. However, you wouldn’t want your asphalt to fall apart on you as you load up your tools or grocery bags. If you use standard paint for your pavement, you can significantly improve its lifespan. A professional epoxy company will provide a quote on the best type of paint to use based upon your specific needs and budget.
Another benefit of the right asphalt striping is its safety. Striping around your parking lots will improve visibility, and more importantly, reduce your risk of an accident or crash. When you have well-paved roads, you are far less likely to have vehicles backing up onto you, especially if there are fire lanes. In fact, statistics show that the majority of accidents happen when someone is backing up from behind in the fire lane! Severe auto accidents can be prevented by properly maintaining your street space.
By increasing the safety and the usability of your space, asphalt striping can add several thousand dollars to your annual curb appeal and utility bills. The majority of owners only consider striping when their asphalt is tired or worn out. If you do not want to spend thousands of dollars on asphalt repairs, then you may want to consider restricting to spruce up your parking lots.
A major benefit of asphalt striping is that it can protect your asphalt parking spaces better than paint. When you apply the paint, you must wait until the paint has dried completely to see full results. This means waiting over a weekend to apply the paint or having it dry overnight. This also means that you must repaint each area repeatedly, which can increase the cost of asphalt striping over time.
Asphalt is one of the easiest to maintain for asphalt striping and stripping. Asphalt maintains its quality and appearance for years with very little upkeep. Unlike other forms of paint, asphalt is resistant to fire codes and other asphalt maintenance practices. It also is highly resistant to alkali and most oil-based paints. You will not need to avoid washing the area after it rains because it will wash off easily. Asphalt is also very durable, so it can stand up to the heaviest traffic coming through an intersection.
There are several other reasons why asphalt is often considered to be the best way to create curb appeal. Asphalt is nonslip, meaning there is no need to use any other types of pavement for parking lots. Since it is so easy to clean, there is no risk of damaging or scratching the asphalt either during or after the painting process. Asphalt is also durable and inexpensive to purchase, which means that it is cost effective in the long run. Paint will often times have to be replaced every few years because they are not as durable as asphalt.
When you choose asphalt pavement markings, you will notice that they come in a variety of different colors and designs. The most common colors are black, red and white, but you can find colored stripes of other colors as well. These different colors make it easy for you to match your new asphalt to the rest of the design that you have in place for your business. Since asphalt stripes can be thin or wide, you may want to buy extra stripes to ensure that your pavement looks as good as possible.
About Hazelwood, Missouri
Hazelwood is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, within Greater St. Louis. It is a second-ring northern suburb of St. Louis. Based on the 2020 United States census, the city had a total population of 25,485. It is located north of St. Louis-Lambert International Airport and is situated on Interstates 270 and 170, as well as the much-traveled Lindbergh Boulevard and Highway 370.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.76 square miles (43.41 km), of which 16.02 square miles (41.49 km2) is land and 0.74 square miles (1.92 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 25,703 people, 10,933 households, and 6,608 families living in the city. The population density was 1,604.4 inhabitants per square mile (619.5/km2). There were 11,730 housing units at an average density of 732.2 per square mile (282.7/km). The racial makeup of the city was 64.1% White, 30.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.
There were 10,933 households, of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.6% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.01.
The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.
The median household income was $47,838, and the median family income was $57,293. Males had a median income of $42,399 compared with $35,800 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,651. About 8.3% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2000, there were 26,206 people, 10,954 households, and 6,714 families living in the city. The population density was 1,649.9 inhabitants per square mile (637.0/km2). There were 11,433 housing units at an average density of 719.8 per square mile (277.9/km). The racial makeup of the city was 80.24% White, 16.04% African American, 1.19% Asian, 0.18% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.
There were 10,954 households, out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.3 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 89.0 men.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,110, and the median income for a family was $52,656. Males had a median income of $40,031 versus $27,871 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,311. About 4.3% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.
Hazelwood is covered by the Hazelwood public school district. The city has one high school, Hazelwood West. The city also has one middle school, Hazelwood West Middle School, and several elementary schools (McNair, Russell and Garrett). There is also one Early Childhood Education Center in Hazelwood.
There are also several private schools in Hazelwood; Alphabet Soup Academy, Asa Christian Academy, Blossom Wood Day School, and Oak Bridge.
Gateway Legacy Christian Academy, an international boarding school with students from over 30 countries, is presently located at the historic former St. Stanislaus Seminary.
St. Louis County Library operates the Prairie Commons Branch in Hazelwood.
Due to its location along Interstate 270 between Interstate 170 and Missouri 370, as well as adjacency to St. Louis-Lambert International Airport, Hazelwood is a major regional hub for manufacturing, distribution, and office facilities. The city is home to a substantial workforce with 17,063 jobs as of 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The city was home to a Ford plant from 1948 to 2006 and employed 1,400 at the time of closure. The site of the former plant is in the process of being redeveloped into Aviator Business Park. On the opposite side of Lindbergh Blvd., after the completion of one building in 2007, the Great Recession and ownership troubles stalled the now-named Hazelwood Logistics Center until the land was sold in 2015. The new owners finishing building out the park with a total of 1.8 million square feet of industrial space completed and leased between 2015 and mid-2018. The industrial park is expected to generate 1,800 jobs. TradePort is a 325-acre industrial park under construction north of the St. Louis Outlet Mall (formerly St. Louis Mills) that upon completion in the mid-2020s will feature up to 4 million square feet of new industrial development.
Hazelwood is home to the headquarters of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and several facilities for Boeing.