What Styles of Concrete Parking Curbs Are Available?
There are several types of concrete curbs available to use in a variety of applications. The most common type is the poured-in-place curb, which is made by pouring wet concrete into forms and allowing it to harden. This type of curb provides a continuous edge along the edges of roads or sidewalks and can be used to separate paving from adjacent lawns or gardens. Another type is precast concrete curbs, which are molded offsite and then transported to the job site for installation. Precast curbs offer greater design flexibility than poured-in-place curbs as they come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Finally, segmental concrete curbs are created by assembling individual precast segments together onsite to create the desired shape and style. This type of curb is often used in residential areas and can be customized to fit a specific landscape design. Talk to your contractor about the types of curbing you need. Some could be type B curbing or type F curbing. Call 3-D Paving today!
What Is the Proper Size for Concrete Curbs?
The correct size depends primarily on the function that you want the curbing to serve. Curb height is measured from the surface of the pavement to the top of the curb; this is known as the curb reveal. Curb reveals are typically at least six inches, but they are seldom more than eight inches. Some applications can call for more like the custom 10″ curbs seen pictured above. These were hand formed for a LOWE’S home improvement center in Pompano Beach, FL. An important exception exists if the curb contains a handicapped-accessible ramp. Under ADA regulations, the curb reveal cannot exceed a quarter of an inch. As you might expect, higher curbs offer great protection against vehicle intrusions, and they can also be better at channeling water in areas that receive substantial amounts of runoff from nearby properties with significant slopes.
Protecting the landscapes in urban areas from cars and preserving the important work that plays a role in landscaping.
Collecting and draining water away from residential areas, and thus reduce the risk of flooding.
Defining an edge for sodding or trimming, which makes landscaping more efficient.
Demarking the edges of a parking lot or roadway. This helps people clearly identify it, making the paved areas safer.
Supporting and providing a boundary when laying the concrete for the sidewalks.
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