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How to choose & install your Rubber Wheelstops

How to choose & install your Rubber Wheelstops
February 5, 2020 Image Bollards
How to choose & install your Rubber Wheelstops

Rubber wheel stops are also known as parking blocks or curb stops. They are the small barriers which are usually seen at the edge of parking spaces for the purpose of assisting drivers properly park their cars. 

The use of rubber wheel stops is best for garages, commercial establishments, as well as parking lots. Using them provides order by way of setting parking spots and making sure of proper distance.

Most rubber wheel stops are created out of post-industrial and post-consumer recycled plastic and rubber.

How to Install Rubber Wheel Stops?

Because rubber wheel stops are produced from recycled rubber, they can work best in all types of weather. Most, if not all, rubber wheel stops are with blue or yellow reflective panels. That is why they are proper for any apartments, car park facility, medical centres, schools, shopping malls as well as any other car park which has high volume of traffic.

If you would like to install some rubber wheel stops in your place of business or carpark, continue reading below:

Typical Rubber Wheel Stop Specifications:

  • 1650mm in length
  • 100mm in height
  • 16 kg in weight

What You Will Need:

  • A hammer and a hammer drill that has a 14mm masonry drill bit
  • Road spikes 

Installation Process:

  1. Choose where to install the rubber wheel stops & measure the distance to make sure these are positioned correctly. Typically these are positioned in parking bays to assist the driver in parking their vehicle so that no damage is done to the vehicle or building by overshooting the parking bay bounds. 
  2. Position the rubber wheel stops where they will be fixed. Then drill guide holes to a depth of 120mm as well as a hole through each of the rubber wheel stops using your hammer drill that has a 14mm masonry drill bit. (Dust will accumulate so be sure wear appropriate protection & keep the working area clear.)
  3. Place the rubber wheel stops above the guide holes, and then hammer the road spikes through them, into the road surface to hold the wheel stop secure.

How to identify the quality of a Rubber Wheel Stop?

  • Check if the rubber used to create the wheel stops is durable and not sub-standard. Always choose to buy rubber wheel stops made from high-quality rubber to make sure that resist the wear & tear from everyday use.
  • Some wheel stops are created using synthetic rubber. Make sure that they are durable and heavy-duty even if only synthetic rubber is used to produce them.
  • Make sure to assess the reflective strips. Even with good quality rubber, poor reflective strip quality will mean that your wheel stops will need to be replaced more quickly.
  • Look for rubber wheel stops which are manufactured by a trusted brand such as Image Bollards. 
  • Choose the ones which are resistant to moisture, oil, as well as to extreme temperatures, and UV rays.