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Hidden Costs of Poor Asphalt Drainage

Most parking lot owners tend to think of asphalt as a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing.  It’s a considerable expense to have a parking lot repaved, and once it’s done, most people tend to forget about it until the calendar says it’s time to have it repaved again. By performing a little bit of parking lot...
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History of the Stop Sign

The STOP sign is one of the most highly recognizable signs in the world. It tells cars and motor vehicle traffic to come to a complete stop, look both ways, give right-of-way, and then proceed when safe. If you’re like most people, you got your first introduction to the stop sign during high school Driver’s...
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Five Tips for Commercial Parking Lot Owners

Parking lots. Many property owners and management companies view them as necessary evils that are required by building code yet take up valuable real estate space that could otherwise be leased or sold off. If you’ve ever visited a strip mall or commercial parking lot and came across potholes, faded paint lines, and confusing traffic...
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4 Interesting Facts About Asphalt Paving

If you were to ask anyone at the offices of Stripe Rite about asphalt, they would tell you one of many tales about the various exciting jobs we’ve completed, or the fascinating way asphalt marking is performed. But for many people, asphalt paving (especially big jobs that cause traffic delays) is more of a nuisance...
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Why Start a Career in the Pavement Marking Industry?

While Stripe Rite may be Washington’s leading pavement marketing company, we started out as small business with a few employees and a couple trucks in our fleet. Through the years, we’ve expanded to five locations across the state—from Bremerton and Sumner to across the mountains in Yakima, Kennewick and Spokane. Since we began in 1984,...
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Why You Need Custom Signs for Your Business | Spokane Sign Manufacturers

Having proper and effective signage is important for all types of businesses and organizations—big or small. According to a survey by FedEx Office, 8 out of 10 customers will admit to entering a business they’ve never been to before based on the sign. An estimated 68 percent of people have actually purchased a product or...
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How to Prepare for Seal Coating | Kitsap Pavement Marking Experts

It’s officially spring in the Pacific Northwest. In the pavement marking industry, this is also known as the beginning of seal coat season. If you’re a business or property owner, now is the time to take a look at sprucing up your property for the season ahead. Seal coating can not only enhance the look...
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Signs You Need for Every Parking Lot | Washington Sign Experts

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s not-in-traffic surveillance system, there has been an average of over 1,600 deaths each year as a result of non-traffic accidents. Non-traffic accidents are types of crashes that occur off the public roadways, such as in parking lot facilities. A well-organized parking lot can prevent accidents, direct traffic...
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Preparing for Parking Lot Striping | Kitsap Pavement Marking Experts

Due to weather and everyday wear and tear, parking lot pavement markings can fade over time. Faded markings not only show neglect, but it may also affect the safety of motorists, pedestrians and employees on your property. Fresh parking lot striping or line striping is not just important for curb appeal. It helps to direct...
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