Concrete kerbs have been used for hundreds of years to mark boundaries and to design edges of roads, footpaths, car parks and other public areas. Concrete kerbs are thus durable and useful options for providing the edging that is required in many different public structures.
As the population in mostly urban areas continues to rise, more efficient and adaptive methods are being used to design commercial kerbs. These emergent methods adhere to better traffic control, increased safety, and improving accessibility public spaces. Here are some of the most popular emergent features of commercialconcrete kerbing.
Added functionality to public infrastructure
Concrete kerbs are taking the leap from features of aesthetic appeal to highly usable public infrastructure commodities. You will find that modern concrete kerbs are used to edge roads and walkways, providing a clear separation between the two.
In addition, concrete kerbs are now being used as drainage tools, where they line the edges of roads and channel excess water into sewers and other drainage infrastructure. Kerbs are also being painted with road line markings that can assist both pedestrians and motorists to use public streets safely and effectively.
Highways are becoming increasingly reliant on concrete kerbing. Areas that experience heavy traffic often require a strong and durable kerb that can withstand constant pounding. These kerbs also prevent vegetation from encroaching highways. High containment kerbs are increasingly being designed to ensure proper drainage and to direct large traffic appropriately.
Kerbs are also used to guide vehicles on the highway and prevent them from veering off the road. Indeed, the modern concrete kerb is now a highway safety feature in addition to an edging option.
Wider selection of finishes
Concrete kerbs now come with the ability to incorporate many different finishes. From the use of precast kerbs that come in multiple sizes to traditional concrete mixing methods that are carried out on site, users can now select from a wider selection of finishes than ever before. This makes it easier for concreters to match your kerbs with other landscape features on the commercial space.
Kerb finishes can be matched with highway markings or the surrounding vegetation. In addition, areas such as historic towns or conservatories can be edged with unique kerb finishes that match the overall theme.
An improved construction process
In addition to traditional methods of concrete mixing, modern manufacturing processes are now being infused into concrete kerbing. One of those methods is concrete precasting. This process allows for concrete kerbs to be designed offsite and simply installed on the target area after the manufacturing process. It is a quicker and more convenient method for preparing concrete kerbs.