Everything You Must Know About Parking Curbs

Parking curbs are an integral part of people’s day-to-day existence — they keep cars in place and prevent accidental damages in head-on parking slots. However, most people do not pay any attention to these parking curbs and are clueless about the different options available in the market, even though each different type of parking curb serves a specific function. In this article, we discuss in detail the five types of parking curbs that homeowners and contractors must know about and the function they serve.

Mower Curbs

Mower curbs perform the primary function of safeguarding the flower beds from lawnmowers. Their unique shape allows the lawnmower to come close to the flower bed and create a uniformly-trimmed grass while protecting the flowerbed from the action of the lawnmower. Mower curbs are available in different colors, shapes, and sizes and are often used by homeowners as they significantly enhance a home’s aesthetic appeal.

Monolithic Curbs

Monolithic curbs, also known as integral curbs or fused curbs, are usually found in concrete or asphalt pavements or driveways. They are called so as they appear to be integrated with the pavement or the driveway they line. These curbs create a traction zone area through which bigger vehicles can pass without causing any damage to the pavement or driveway. Monolithic curbs are preferred by property owners as they create a smooth transition between the pavement and the road, thereby providing a certain smoothness to the entire construction.

Barrier Curbs

Barrier curbs, also known as straight curbs, are the most popular of all curbs and are called so as they are used to create a barrier between vehicles and any kind of space. They are mostly made from either asphalt or concrete and add to the aesthetic appeal of an area. They are mostly used in places where a barrier is needed to prevent vehicles from entering spaces designated for pedestrians.

Rolling Curb

Rolling curbs are very similar to the barrier or straight curbs. However, unlike straight or barrier curbs, the roller curbs have a slanted design which creates space for vehicles to pass over them. Similarly, rolling curbs also facilitate the movement of shopping carts and trolleys as well as people on bicycles and skateboards or rollerblades.

Slanted Curbs

In design and appearance, slanted curbs are very close to mower curbs. However, unlike mower clubs, slanted curbs do not serve any practical purpose and are mostly used to enhance the visual appeal of a place. Though they do not serve any purpose, slanted curbs are a reflection of the personal tastes as well as the creativity of a property owner.

Trust Only a Skilled Professional to Do the Job

Most property owners understand that installing a curb is no easy task. However, there is also no shortage of property owners who think they can make a DIY job of installing a curb. More often than not, these property owners fail miserably. Installing or repairing a curb is a job that requires precision, technique, and experience. Thus, if you are planning to get curbs installed, do some background research into what kind of curbs best suit your purpose and then find the right contractor to do the job.

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