A well-marked parking lot is an important feature of a shopping center, urban park, apartment building, industrial park, or factory. A well designed parking lot can attract customers, facilitate traffic and pedestrian safety, increase economic development, deter crime and vandalism, and create a sense of personal security. Markings are a very important element of a good parking lot. The parking area should be clearly marked to designate parking spaces and to direct traffic flow. When properly marked, parking areas can be an attractive part of the facility that is also safe, and most important, usable to the maximum degree. Consideration must also be given to handicap parking, in compliance with ADA regulations. Additionally, when the parking lot striping is completed the parking area should be functional, fit into the overall theme for the building, and aesthetically pleasing in its overall appearance. Striping is a great way to keep a parking lot looking new and professional. Costs spent in advance for asphalt striping now will definitely be lower as compared to later. Always take a proactive approach to asphalt paving maintenance. Those who choose not to take good care of their lots will pay the price in the long run. Customers always appreciate a well designed and painted parking lot. It is the first thing that customers see when visiting your property, so it should look great. A freshly striped asphalt parking lot can lead to a positive overall impression of your property.