The kerb is an important feature in commercial property because it is designed to separate the roadway for vehicles from the sidewalks. This will protect the pedestrians from vehicles in the driveway, in case the driver loses control. The raised edge will also discourage people from parking or driving on your lawn, a practice that will lower the aesthetics of the landscape within your premises. In simple terms, you should install a kerb to promote responsible use of your commercial pavements. You will need to consider numerous factors before installing an ideal kerb. One of the primary aspects is the material that you will use. Your choice will affect your budget, the appeal of your property and durability of the kerb. Here are the main material options to choose for your commercial kerb.
The popularity of concrete as a kerbing material can be attributed to its economical nature. This building supply is widely available, so it can be obtained relatively cheaply. Moreover, concrete curbs are strong and sturdy which means that you will obtain long-term service after installation. You can request for onsite pouring of the concrete during your kerbing project. Generally, the concrete will be fed into a kerbing machine and extruded to create the features around your commercial property. This is an ideal choice for large properties because the process is considerably fast. In addition, the kerbing machine can conform to curvy landscapes with beautiful results. Alternatively, you should consider installing precast concrete blocks because they are more resilient and long-lasting. However, this process will take longer.
Asphalt is a great alternative to concrete for your commercial kerbs. This building material is made from construction aggregate that is bound together using bitumen. The aggregate covers a range of particulate materials such as gravel and crushed stone. One of the popular choices is crushed basalt rock which is commonly referred to as blue metal. Asphalt is a durable kerbing material and it is waterproof. You can install this if the kerbs are designed to redirect stormwater. Asphalt kerbs are installed using a paving machine. Therefore, the material is best suited for your project if you are installing the kerbs together with pavements.
Granite is the best material if you want to build a kerb that will enhance the visual appeal of the commercial premises significantly. The material has a unique variegated appearance, and it is highly resilient when exposed to harsh environmental conditions. Unfortunately, the granite can ruin vehicle tyres if the final finishing surface is rough.
For more information, contact a contractor like East Coast Kerbing Pty Ltd.