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5 Signs You Should Choose Precast Concrete Kerbs

Tommy Franklin

If you're putting in kerbs on your commercial property, your two main options are to have the kerbs poured and formed on site or bring in precast concrete kerbs. Both commercial kerbing options have their pros and cons; however, if any of the following statements are true, you should consider precast concrete kerbs.

1. You Already Did Most of Your Concrete Work

If you're putting in a large parking lot in front of a store, walking paths through a development, or other types of concrete, you are already committed to doing a lot of concrete work. Since the trucks and the contractors will all be in the area, it makes sense to just pour the kerbs on site. However, if most of your concrete work is already done, you may want to opt for precast kerbs to make the process easier.

2. You Don't Want a Lot of Activity On Site

With precast concrete kerbs, the kerbs are formed off site and then the workers install them in your area. In contrast, if they pour the kerbs on site, they need to bring in concrete mixers, pumps, frames and other supplies. Precast is the best option if you don't want a lot of activity on your site. For example, you may want to minimise activity if you're trying to keep space as clear as possible for your customers or residents.

3. You Are Doing a Small Kerbing Project

Precast kerbs also make sense for small projects. If you're simply lining a short walking path with kerbs, putting in kebring around landscaping, or repairing a small bit of kerbing then you may want to work with a commercial kerbing crew that specialises in precast concrete.

4. You Want Special Designs in Your Kerb

When manufacturers create precast kerbs, they can make them in all kinds of shapes, including cobblestone or brick-inspired. They can also add colours or stamp on commercial logos or business names. While that can be possible on site, it takes more time and brings more work crews into your space.

5. You Want to Minimise Structural Weaknesses

Arguably, precast concrete has fewer structural weaknesses than concrete that is poured on site. In particular, unwanted moisture content and air bubbles aren't an issue with precast concrete. Because this concrete is made in a controlled environment, the manufacturers never have to worry about unwanted humidity or fluctuating temperatures as you do when you're pouring concrete outside.


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