Concrete wheel stops offer plenty of advantages for parking lots and businesses. They keep vehicles orderly, protect curbsides, signs, and property, and ensure that sidewalks stay clear for customers and visitors to pass by safely. If you are considering the advantages of concrete wheel stops – also called parking stops – for your parking lot, you may wish to learn more about them. Below are some frequently asked questions about concrete wheel stops.
How Much Do Concrete Parking Stops Weigh?
Concrete wheel stops are heavy, weighing about 200 pounds each. They need to be solid enough to do their job of stopping vehicles as well as weathering outdoor elements.
How Tall Are Concrete Parking Stops?
Concrete wheel stops are about 5 inches tall.
How to Move Concrete Parking Stops?
During a new installation, concrete stops would be delivered to the parking lot and placed with a forklift. If only one or even a few wheel stops needed to be replaced, then they would be moved by a crew by hand or with the help of a dolly.
How to Make Concrete Parking Stops?
Concrete wheel stops are made by pouring a cement mixture into a mold and letting it set to dry. Once dry, the stops can be removed from the molds and stored away until they are purchased. Current concrete wheel stops are made from concrete mixed with chemicals that allow the wheel stops to last longer and hold up better against water damage and other outdoor elements. While older concrete wheel stops are prone to cracking and exposing the metal rebar, new wheel stops hold their shape and last for years.
How Long Should Concrete Parking Stops Last?
The technology used in concrete wheel stop making has allowed wheel stops to last as long as 30 or 40 years, and possibly even longer.
Where Can I Buy Concrete Parking Stops?
DURASKIRT™ sells to a large geographical area. We have sold concrete wheel stops as far as the greater Seattle area and up to the Canadian border.
These are some basic FAQs about wheel stops, but to learn even more about them or for purchasing information, get in touch with DURASKIRT™ at (360)419-9909. We’ll be happy to help you learn more about concrete wheel stops. We also offer mobile home skirting kits for mobile and manufactured homes. Our mobile home skirting is also made of durable concrete.