From utility and heavy construction to landscaping and tree maintenance, ground protection mats are essential to protecting surfaces on spring job sites – whether it’s to provide a temporary roadway at a works site or to protect turf from damage in adverse weather conditions.
Winter weather can wreak havoc on paved surfaces like parking lots. The dramatic fluctuations in temperature between hot and cold can leave cracks and dangerous potholes in its wake. Damage caused by winter weather and snowplowing operations also can result in an increased number of downed or damaged traffic signs.
While these issues are a natural part of the weathering process, it’s important to take care of them sooner rather than later. With spring just around the corner, now is the time to tackle your parking lot maintenance to keep your facility safe, operational and looking its best.
In the 10 years since the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued new regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accessibility for people with disabilities has become the norm in cities and towns across the country. Providing ease of access to the disabled in public spaces is the responsibility of state and local governments as well as businesses and organizations, large and small.
One of the most visible signs of the impact of the ADA’s guidelines is the increased number of handicap parking spots found in commercial and public parking areas. Adding accessible parking is one step government agencies, businesses and privately run facilities can take to ensure people with disabilities are able to work and participate in programs, services or activities, both indoors and out.
Commercial parking lots and garages must be accessible to everyone. The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, was created to ensure that public places across the country are accessible for people with disabilities.
ADA compliance is essential for every property manager, and includes making sure public parking lots meet the guidelines set by the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Creating an ADA compliant parking lot is crucial for providing ample access to every individual, and it requires proper sizing, placement and marking of parking spaces reserved for those who need them.
Traffic Safety Direct is now offering our customers the convenience of having online orders delivered by truck! We recently introduced a less than truckload (LTL) heavy-freight shipping option on our website. This will allow you to purchase large products – which previously could only be picked up at our site – and ship them via LTL freight, as well as to combine multiple orders into a single, convenient delivery.
Sign posts and supports play a critical role in maintaining traffic safety. But even the best signage will not protect drivers or pedestrians if it is not properly supported and maintained. This is especially important during the winter, when severe weather, snow removal equipment, and traffic accidents can lead to an increased number of downed or damaged signs.
With the wear and tear on roads, parking lots and athletic fields season after season, proper maintenance can help reduce costs for municipalities and school districts. This includes repainting fading lines and traffic markings during warmer months of the year.
Traffic Safety Direct offers a number of long-lasting traffic marking and athletic field marking paints. And now is the time to stock up for next spring’s maintenance projects during our Traffic and Athletic Field Marking Paint Liquidation Sale!
Buyers often start thinking about purchasing equipment in the months leading up to snow plowing season. At Plow Parts Direct, our customers start asking, “What’s new this year?” as soon as the leaves start to turn. We think the timing is perfect – because top manufacturers like Western Products begin introducing and promoting their new snow and ice control products right now.
Whether your organization is hosting a socially-distanced fundraising event, your town is preparing polling sites for the upcoming election, or your business is welcoming back workers or customers, eye-catching custom signage is an essential tool for conveying information and inspiration quickly and effectively.