If you’re looking to have your parking curbs replaced, you’re likely planning to go the traditional route and have concrete parking curbs installed. However, we at Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. like to tell our customers to consider the alternative and have recycled parking curbs installed instead.
Recycled parking curbs have many advantages, the biggest being that they are far more durable and safe than concrete parking curbs. Parking curbs are used to help drivers avoid backing off the parking lot or into walls. Because they’re made of concrete, a driver can cause damage to the underside of their car or the tires if they back into a curb too hard. Another disadvantage of concrete parking curbs is that they are subject to wear and tear due to the elements. With the heavy rain the Greater Toronto Area experienced this summer, your parking curbs may just be in need of repair or replacement.
Another big advantage of recycled parking curbs is that they are relatively lightweight. Two workers can carry one, so if you’re having new parking curbs installed, you won’t require a big work crew to get it done, which will save you money on labour costs.
Our recycled parking curbs are made from composite materials from Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) consisting of upholstery, fabric trim, rubber, glass, and trace amounts of metal. As mentioned, one of the biggest complaints about concrete parking curbs is that if a driver hits it too hard, it can cause damage to the underside of their car or tires. With recycled parking curbs, there’s less chance of this happening due to the materials. (Since the curbs are made from recycled materials, you’re also doing your part to help the planet if you choose this type of parking curb.)
Plus, for increased safety, recycled parking curbs can be painted any colour. Most property owners prefer to paint their parking curbs yellow or another bright and visible colour so drivers will be able to easily spot them. You also have the option of adding reflective tape to them to increase visibility.
The biggest advantage of having recycled parking curbs placed close to your building is that you will avoid damage to both your customers’ and employees’ cars as well as your building itself. The gentle nudge from hitting a parking curb will prevent a driver from backing up too far, hitting a wall, or even going off the parking lot.
There are a number of other advantages to using recycled parking curbs; they can be installed easily and just as easily removed if you have to have any work done on your parking lot.
Finally, because of the heavy snow the GTA experiences, combined with all the salt used for ice and snow removal, parking curbs tend to have relatively short life spans. A recycled parking curb is incredibly durable. We have installed curbs made from this material 12 years ago that are still in great condition.
At Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc., we provide recycled parking curbs from X-potential. We are so confident they will last that we will replace your parking curb free of charge if it does break. Make the better decision today and get your recycled parking curbs from Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc.