What Styles of Concrete Curbing Are Available?
Curbs can have sloped faces, square edges, concave faces, or rounded tops. Combining a sloped face and a rounded top allows vehicles to drive over the curb at a relatively low speed without damaging the vehicle. This style is commonly used where residential driveways connect with public streets. On the other hand, if the goal is to provide superior protection against vehicle intrusions, curbs with pronounced lower slopes and concave faces can be excellent deterrents, and the same is true for curbs with vertical faces.
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. 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.
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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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