A parking lot may seem like a simple space to maintain, but there are definitely considerations to keep in mind when you own one or are in charge of one. One important aspect is wheel stops. In order to save money, some people think,
“Wouldn’t concrete parking curbs do the job?”
Truthfully, no, they wouldn’t. Read on to discover the benefits and safety precautions that concrete wheel stops offer.
Concrete Parking Curbs vs Wheel Stops
A lot of the parking lots now are designed to save space. Less asphalt is poured and parking spaces can be tighter. Storefronts or businesses might just use the concrete parking curbs as the wheel stop. What happens, however, is that the curbside starts to deteriorate. People tend to park right up against something. The curb receives that wear and tear and can start to crumble and crack. For the business owner, that’s a big expense to get repaired and a lot of concrete to maintain.
Wheel stops prevent that damage and costly expense. Since they can be removed and replaced, they are easier to repair and less expensive, too.
Concrete wheel stop and mobile home underpinning companies are using a smaller design because many car designs have gotten smaller and sleeker. The bumper won’t rub right up on the wheel stop. Not only that, but technology has employed the use of chemicals in the make-up of the wheel stop that prevents cracking and breaking.
Expert Tip: Modern wheel stops can last 30 years or more, and aren’t prone to the unattractive look that older wheel stops take on.
Wheel Stops Also Help with Safety.
What is more, concrete wheel stops offer safety for your clients, customers, buildings, and overall spaces. Concrete wheel stops keep cars from parking way up on the sidewalk and prevent possible damage to signs and other items. They help keep the cars on the lot and not too close on the sidewalk, where people need to walk. If you can imagine a crowded sidewalk because the nose of a car is hanging way over the curb, wheel stops prevent that intrusion and allow for a safer passageway along sidewalks.
If you’d like to learn more about modern, concrete wheel stops, get in touch with DURASKIRT™ at (360)419-9909. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have and share more about our product. We also offer concrete mobile home underpinning and skirting solutions for manufactured homes as well.