Factors to Consider When Selecting Concrete Kerbing

29 June 2017
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Concrete kerbing is one of the most durable landscape edging options that are available to property owners. Its design and installation is so versatile that one must define their needs clearly in order to select the best options available. This article discusses some of the areas you should think about as you select concrete kerbing for your residential or commercial property. 

Speed Control

How large is the driveway or parking lot on your property? People whose properties have large parking lots, such as the parking lots on shopping malls, need to install concrete kerbing that will serve the role of regulating the speed of the vehicles as they access or leave the parking lot or driveway. Mountable kerbs play this speed regulation role very well because they compel motorists to slow down as they move over that kerbing.

Presence of Lawns

Does your property have a lawn that borders the edging? You need to consider lawn maintenance when you are specifying kerbing for your property. You should select mower kerbing if you want to install kerbs around gardens or flowerbeds. These kerbs have raised edges that enable the kerbing to be flush with the lawn or garden. It will then be easy for a gardener or landscaper to move the lawn mower over the edge of the kerbing without damaging that gardening equipment.

Water Penetration Risks

How much surface runoff flows through your property? Properties with significant amounts of water runoff during rainy weather can benefit from installing seamless/monolithic kerbing. Such kerbing will last for a long time because it will be harder for that water to penetrate the concrete. Properties that don't have plenty of runoff, such as properties with permeable paving, can utilise kerbing blocks without any fear that the durability of those kerbs will be affected by the joints between the kerb units.

Restricted Sections

Does your property have sections where you don't want vehicles to reach? Properties with heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic can greatly benefit from the existence of barrier concrete kerbing. These kerbs create a barrier that permanently restrains vehicles from accessing that protected area where pedestrians and wheelchair-bound people move. This is unlike mountable kerbs that allow vehicles to access the lot at a reduced speed.

As you can see, concrete kerbing can be customised to suit your unique needs. It is therefore advisable for you to describe what your plans for the property are so that a commercial kerbing expert can design a kerbing system that is tailored to those needs.