With so many types of kerbing available, it can sometimes get confusing. The important thing to understand is what kerbing is and the different uses it can have for your project. If you need new kerbing in the future, having a basic idea is better than not knowing at all. Read on for some advice from our experts.
What is Kerbing?
Kerbs are an essential part of the road’s paving. It is an edge of the pavement that has been raised by about 100mm. The main function of a kerb is to separate the road from the footpath. However, also kerbing serves many other purposes, including:
• Creating a barrier between pedestrians and vehicles
• Creating a path that helps prevent hazards
• Helping to ensure water flows into drains
• Separating your driveway from a garden edge
• Helping to prevent the loss of structural integrity
• Preventing drivers from parking on the footpath
Kerbing is needed in all roadside and residential construction. Without it, driveways and roads become too dangerous to drive on. Moreover, it is important to periodically check for signs of damaged or unrepaired kerbing as it can prove to be quite expensive and sometimes fatal.
Types of Kerbing
There are different types of kerbing that are categorised by:
• Material (including natural stone)
Kerbing can sometimes be combined with a gutter to help prevent rainwater from blocking a street. The types of kerbing that are most common in Australia include:
Ideal for long, straight roads, this type of kerbing is used on highways and roads around Australia. Extruded kerbs are made using a laying machine. With a height of 100mm, the kerbing is ideal for major highways in Perth, helping to keep drivers on the road.
Barrier kerbs are specifically designed to prevent vehicle infringement on the roadside. With a height of 150mm (minimum), it is perfect for roads with moderate speeds. They are most commonly found in residential streets and roads.
Quadrants and Angles
Manufactured and designed to complement straight and radius kerbing, this type of kerbing is most common with footpath corners and driveways. Coming in different heights, sizes and materials, quadrant blocks can be cut to angles less than 90 degrees. If you are not sure about the height needed, always speak to an expert.
H2: Our Kerbing
At Super Civil, we have been fortunate enough to work on a number of major projects around Perth. These projects include:
• Stock Rd and Leach Hwy: kerbing and landscaping upgrade
• City East and Gateway projects kerbing
• Fiona Stanley Hospital Kerbing, entrance and car park
Super Civil is highly qualified to handle any kerbing project. With more than 20 years in the construction industry, our expertise are highly sought after. Contact us today on (08) 9452 8040 or request a quote to find out more about our kerbing services.