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At H&H Resources LLC we believe that maintaining a parking lot is crucial for any business, not just for the curb appeal but also for safety and functionality. One of the key aspects of this maintenance is the need to re-stripe parking stall lines periodically by hiring a professional.


The Importance To Re-Striping Your Parking Lot


Safety and Compliance

Clear and visible parking stall lines are essential for the safety of drivers and pedestrians. They guide traffic, designate parking spaces, and ensure accessibility. Faded lines can and will lead to confusion, accidents, and even legal issues if they do not comply with regulations such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).




Curb Appeal and First Impressions

A well-maintained parking lot with crisp, clear lines gives a positive first impression to customers and visitors. It reflects the business’s attention to detail and commitment to providing a welcoming environment. Your parking lot can say a lot about your business


Maximizing Space

Regularly repainted lines help in maximizing the usage of space within your parking lot. Clearly marked parking stalls can and will ensure efficient use of the area, preventing hazards and congestion.


When to Re-stripe Your Parking Stall Lines


Frequency

The frequency of re-striping your parking stall lines depends on various factors like weather conditions, the volume of traffic,

and the quality of the previous paint job. Typically, it’s advisable to re-stripe parking stall lines every one to two years and or when they begin to fade.


Weather Considerations

The best time to re-stripe parking stall lines are during dry, warm weather. Re-striping during a clear weather window ensures quick drying and long-lasting results.


Signs of Wear

Look for signs of wear and fading. If the lines are no longer easily visible or are significantly worn, it's time to re-stripe your parking lot.


Regularly re-striping is a small but crucial part of maintaining your business’s parking lot. It ensures safety, compliance, and a positive impression on visitors and customers. By understanding the importance, knowing when to re-stripe, you can keep your parking lot functional, safe, and that great impression from your customers do to curb appeal.


At H&H Resources LLC we have you covered feel free to contact us for all your parking lot re-striping needs!!!

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Speed is the primary factor in most vehicle accidents—increasing both risk and severity. As drivers move faster, they have less time to respond to road conditions and any resulting collision causes more damage.


To counter the problem of speeding, municipalities can choose from a number of traffic calming tools to encourage safe driving. Speed limits, speed bumps, speed humps, roundabouts, and signs are among the strategies used to slow drivers down and increase driver awareness. Although speed zones also encourage safe driving, they can be difficult and expensive to enforce on a larger scale. In areas where speeding carries heightened risk, vertical deflections will impose speed reduction. Speed humps and speed bumps are examples of these vertical deflections, and are widely used because of their ease of installation and low cost.


Speed humps or speed bumps

Despite the similar names, speed humps & speed bumps are not interchangeable—they are distinct in their performance. Both use a 2–4 inch rise to force drivers to reduce their speed. Speed bumps have a much shorter travel distance than speed humps and create a more aggressive jolt for the driver. Speed bumps measure up to 6 feet long, forcing serious speed reduction. Vehicles’ front wheels pass over the bump entirely before the rear wheels pass over—causing the driver to effectively experience two bumps. This requires drivers to slow to a near-stop to pass over them safely and comfortably.


Speed humps are modular and span 12–14 feet wide, or the entire width of a road if desired. Vehicles can pass over them with less of a jolt, and can safely maintain speeds of 15–20 miles per hour. They are better suited for local roads and lanes where low speeds are preferred but full stops are not necessary or convenient.


Speed hump benefits

Speed humps are intended to reduce driver speeds down to 10–15 miles per hour over the hump, and 25–30 miles per hour between humps in a series. They should be arranged to avoid disruption of cycling lanes and on-street parking.



Most importantly, the results don’t revert over time. Other traffic calming measures such as “slow” signs lose efficacy with age. The reduction in speed and traffic volume from speed humps can remain long after local drivers become accustomed to their presence.


Speed hump precautions

Although speed humps have been proven to reduce speed and make neighborhoods safer, some critics claim that they can cause damage to vehicles, increase emergency response time, and increase traffic noise. Fortunately, many of these issues can be mitigated through proper speed cushion planning.


Vehicle damage

There is potential for speed humps to damage the undercarriage of vehicles, particularly if the vehicles are lowered. There are several methods that urban planners can use to mitigate any potential damage:


  • Placement: Speed humps should be placed on level roads as a change in incline can make the hump functionally higher. Other considerations should include placement relative to intersections, driveways, manholes, streetlights, and curbs.

  • Material: Plastic and rubber speed humps cause less damage to vehicles. Rubber will compress under impact, and plastic will sustain damage before there is any damage to the car. Concrete and metal speed humps are more likely to cause damage because of their lack of flexibility.


  • Visibility: Drivers who are unable to see or anticipate speed humps can be at risk if they speed over the humps. Signage, paint, and reflective strips can all be used to increase speed hump visibility.

  • Weather: Speed humps can be hidden under snow, surprising drivers and interrupting snow removal operations. Signage at the roadside of speed humps help decrease the inconveniences caused by snowy weather conditions.


Delayed emergency response

In most cases, decreasing speed increases safety—but what about emergency vehicles? Speed is pivotal for ambulances, fire trucks, and police vehicles. In emergencies, poorly placed speed humps can be a hazard. There are a few simple ways for speed humps to accommodate emergency vehicles:


  • Offset installation Speed humps can be installed in a staggered formation between opposing lanes. During an emergency, response vehicles can maintain higher speeds by swerving into oncoming lanes to effectively slalom around each hump.


  • Speed cushion configuration Ambulances and fire trucks have wider axles than passenger vehicles. Speed humps can be installed in speed cushion configuration—with cut-outs at designated widths to let emergency vehicles pass through unimpeded.


Speed hump planning

To further decrease impediments to emergency vehicles and general traffic mobility, speed humps should only be placed on local roads and lanes. They should avoid collector and arterial roads—especially transit, truck, and major emergency response routes. Cul-de-sacs, and steep or sharply curved roads, should also be avoided.


Speed hump spacing

Speed humps should be installed in succession to be most effective. For local roads, speed humps are usually installed 150–250 yards apart, or 65–100 yards apart in lanes. Different municipalities may have different guidelines for installation.


For example, in order to reduce interim speed to 25 miles per hour, the speed humps would need to be placed 275 feet (about 90 yards) apart.


Speed hump configuration

Speed humps can extend from curb to curb, or be staggered along different sides of the road. They should not be placed too close to an intersection, drainage, driveways, or in curves. Speed humps can be installed beneath street lighting for increased visibility.


Speed hump materials

Concrete, asphalt, and metal are the most rigid of the material options and are the most efficient at slowing traffic. However, concrete and asphalt can be difficult to form into precise shapes and require supervision while drying to prevent graffiti. They can also cause damage to vehicles if not installed properly and in appropriate configurations. Weather conditions, frequent use, and age can also cause concrete and asphalt to crack or chip over time.


Rubber and plastic are much lighter than concrete, asphalt, or metal, and cheaper to transport. Both are resistant to sun, moisture, and oil damage. They can be easily removed and reinstalled as needed. Rubber is also more flexible, presenting less damage to vehicles. Its flexibility means it can conform to natural surface contours of the road, and won’t warp, crack, or chip over time. The increased density means it will be long-lasting and low maintenance.


H&H Resources LLC Conclusion

Whatever your reasoning for wanting to install speed humps and or speed bumps H&H Resources LLC is here to assist you with your speed hump & bump needs!!!



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Prevent unauthorized parking

Drivers can’t park in areas that are blocked off or where their vehicles don’t fit. Place uniformly spaced bollards in open spaces to prohibit parking.



Create security barriers

According to the National Institute of Building Sciences, bollards are impediments to access. Bollards discourage and prevent accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians. They also make the perimeter of your building more secure by deterring traffic beyond their placement.


Manage traffic

Bollards instantly instruct drivers, bikers, and pedestrians where to pass. You can also use bollards to delineate pathways, designate drop-off and pick-up zones, and create emergency routes, such as fire lanes.


Provide aesthetic value

Traffic and security management doesn’t have to be boring. Some bollards come in stylish, modern designs that merge form with function. You can also use bollard sleeves to spruce up old or defaced bollards.



Whether you’re using bollards to keep your property safe, direct traffic, or make your property look more presentable, H&H Resources LLC can assist with all your Bollard needs



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