4 Reasons to Install Rubber Wheel Stops in Your Parking Areas
Rubber wheel stops are a great way to mark the end of a parking bay. They are an economical choice, and they are easy to install when compared to concrete or metal stops. Once they are installed it will be harder for drivers to ignore the end of parking bays, driving through a space is dangerous and it can cause injuries. Let’s take a look at four reasons why you should install rubber wheel stops at your parking facility.
1. Ease of Installation
A concrete wheel stop is extremely difficult to install, the concrete needs to cure, and you may find that you cannot use that parking space for some time. Metal wheel stops are better, but they may not be the best option when compared to a rubber stop. A rubber wheel stop can be easily moved into position and installed by a single worker. No special skills or tools are required, and the wheel stop is fixed directly to the road surface. All that’s required is a basic understanding of DIY and a good plan to follow.
2. A Greener Option
The rubber wheel stops supplied by Image Bollards are made from 100% recycled rubber. The rubber is sourced from a wide variety of rubber waste, and then it’s ground down to a granular consistency. We then use the raw rubber in our moulds to create the wheel stop. High visibility colours are added during this manufacturing stage, so there is no need for painting later. We firmly believe that a rubber wheel stop is a superior product, but it’s also nice to know that it’s kinder to the environment.
3. A Flexible Option
In a perfect parking structure, the road surfaces would be flat and smooth, but in reality, they are not. Across any surface, there will all kinds of bumps, dips, and cracks that spoil the surface for rigid, unyielding wheel stops. A great deal of time is spent on leveling out surfaces for the installation of concrete and metal wheel stops. This can add a lot of man hours and every hour has to be paid for by the customer. However, a rubber wheel stop is made of slightly flexible thick rubber, and it can be moulded to the road surface easily. The wheel stop will take the shape of the surface that it’s fixed to and smaller surface imperfections can be ignored entirely.
4. Long Lasting Durability
A concrete wheel stop can crack and chip over time and these imperfections will allow water to penetrate and cause further damage. On metal, wheel stops the painted surfaces can become scratched and chipped, and water will penetrate leading to corrosion. A rubber wheel stop has none of these problems, it’s highly resistant to weather extremes, it will not chip or crack, and the high visibility colours are impregnated during manufacturing. A rubber wheel stop is a tough option that will last for many years to come.