Concrete Curbing

Concrete Curbing South Florida

Concrete curbs can be used for a variety of reasons, and curbing frequently serves more than one function. For example, curbs can add aesthetic appeal by giving the property a finished, formal appearance. Curbing can define property boundaries, protect landscaping, or prevent careless drivers from traveling where they should not go. Curbs can help keep runoff from the pavement confined to a gutter or other channel so that the water can be safely directed to a storm drain or other receptacle. However, because curbs can serve so many different functions, it is important to select the correct style and size to provide the benefits that you desire.

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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In addition to the height of the curb, its width can help ensure that the curbing serves its intended purpose. Because some curb styles are tapered, width is measured at the curb’s widest point. Most curbs measure at least six inches in width, but they rarely exceed eight inches. Although curb widths are important parts of ensuring the functionality of the curbing, attention should also be given to the ability of pedestrians to step over the curbs without risking a trip or fall.

Is It Possible to Repair Concrete Curbing?

In most cases, concrete curbs incur damage from either vehicles or nature. A careless truck driver might strike or drive across a curb and break it, a drain or basin could become clogged and force water under the curbing, or tree roots could exert sufficient force to push one or more sections out of alignment. In these instances, the best repair method is usually to remove and replace the damaged section. However, if the problem is a few cracks, these can often be repaired quickly and economically, but it is important to expedite the repairs to prevent additional damage.

Let Us Help

Whether you want to integrate curbing with your new pavement, add curbing to an existing pavement, or replace or repair damaged curbs, 3-D Paving & Sealcoating has the experience, skills, and industry experts to assist you. We also install and repair concrete ramps, concrete walkways and sidewalks, concrete slabs, and concrete parking lots. Our asphalt services include asphalt resurfacing, asphalt paving, asphalt milling, and asphalt sealcoating. In addition, we offer pavement markings, parking lot striping, concrete grinding, drainage corrections, parking lot signage, ADA compliance, thermoplastic line striping, speed bump installation, paver bricks, bollard installation, and reflective pavement markers. We serve commercial and residential clients in South Florida with expert craftsmanship and exemplary service at competitive prices. To request a free quote, call our Coral Springs office at 855-735-ROAD, or use the online form to contact us.

Benefits of Concrete Curbs

Prevent Erosion

Protecting the landscapes in urban areas from cars and preserving the important work that plays a role in landscaping.

Water Drainage

Collecting and draining water away from residential areas, and thus reduce the risk of flooding.

Landscaping

Defining an edge for sodding or trimming, which makes landscaping more efficient.

Safety

Demarking the edges of a parking lot or roadway. This helps people clearly identify it, making the paved areas safer.

Boundary Support

Supporting and providing a boundary when laying the concrete for the sidewalks.

Contact 3-D Paving and Sealcoating today to get a quote for your Concrete Curbs needs.

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