You may want to think of kerbs when considering landscaping your commercial premises. Depending on the preferences, costs of construction, and the intended purpose or use, kerbs are available in a wide range of shapes and types. This means that certain types are more suitable for certain applications than others are. Therefore, you need to be careful when making your decision. Concrete kerbs are some of the common kerb materials and these too come in different types. Here are the major types of concrete kerbs and when best to use them.
If your kerbs will be bordering your gardens or flowerbeds, a mower kerb will do the trick for you. These kerbs make it easier during mowing of the gardens. Mower kerbs have slightly raised front edges that allow them to be on the same level as the lawn. This is important because it makes it easy for the lawnmower to be run along the kerb's edges without damaging the lawnmower or the edges of the kerb itself.
These types of kerbs are also referred to as barrier kerbs. Most of them resemble the stone slabs that are usually used as part of the kerb's construction materials. Straight kerbs are ideal when it comes to applications that involve heavy traffic of heavy vehicles. That is, if there is constant driving or parking of heavy vehicles within your commercial premises, you may want to use these kerbs along the pavements. As suggested by the name, these kerbs act as permanent barriers to vehicles leaving the pavements because most vehicles won't drive over the kerbs.
These are also known as rolling kerbs or mountable kerbs. They are different from the barrier kerbs in terms of the shape or design. Unlike the straight faces of barrier kerbs, roll kerbs have sloping faces, which allow vehicles to encroach easily on them without posing potential damages to their wheels and tyres. The slope can be either steep or gentle. For roll kerbs with gentle slopes, vehicles can simply cross over them to reach the driveways.
They are ideal for commercial areas with expansive parking lots where the movement and the speed of the vehicles have to be reduced or restricted when the vehicles access the driveways, thus acting as speed bumps.
Mountable or roll kerbs are also a preferable option in an area that's still under development where driveways have not yet been located. For more information, contact a commercial kerbing contractor.