Concrete curbing installation is a critical part of any parking and sidewalk area. While many people don’t give it much thought, it serves many important functions.

The Purposes of Concrete Curbing

Concrete curbing can help in a variety of ways, including:

  • Defines the edge of the parking lot
  • Prevents cars from running off the edge of a parking lot
  • Separates parking or driving areas from pedestrian only areas
  • Protects landscape areas
  • Helps to retain parking lots on inclines

It’s clear that choosing the right curbing is actually a pretty important part of your paving project.

Types of Concrete Curbing Installation

There are several types of concrete curbing solutions available.

18-Inch Vertical Curb

This type of curb is very durable. On the surface, you will see a 6 inch tall by 6 inch wide curb, but this curbing extends 12 inches into the ground, making it virtually immovable.

6-Inch Concrete Permacurb

This type of concrete curbing is used in low traffic areas. It’s  poured on the surface so that it stands 6 inches tall and 6 inches wide but does not extend underground. Although cheaper, concrete permacurb is not as strong and durable as 18 inch vertical curb.

Concrete Curb and Gutter

This option is a 6-inch by 6-inch curb poured on top of a 2-foot wide concrete gutter and extends 10 inches into the ground, making it very durable. Concrete curb and gutter is used to help direct water runoff towards catch basins. Concrete curb and gutter can also be made as a ramp (known as “roll curb”) to allow access to a driveway or access road.

“S” Curb

S curb is an 18-inch vertical curb that has 6 inches of curb on the surface with a 12 inch tall footing underground. Additionally, it has a sidewalk poured with it so that it becomes one solid unit.

As you can see, there are many types of concrete curbing and their applications vary. But don’t worry, we don’t expect you to be a concrete curbing expert. We’re happy to help with your concrete curbing installation needs and will work with you to find the solution that works best for your situation.


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