Why Install Wheel Stops on a Car Park?
Under local regulations, parking facilities require stops or safety barriers that ensure vehicles stop at their proper designated location. They also help control vehicle traffic in a parking area.
However, most car park operators think that they no longer need wheel stops if their car parks already have concrete kerbs. Car park operators should bear in mind that if the kerb is higher than 100mm, wheel stops are required. This is to prevent the front skirts of legal-height vehicles from being damaged if they make contact with the kerbs. Concrete wheel stops that are greater than 100mm in height should also be prohibited.
It is clearly specified in the Australian Standard AS2890.1:2004 that the physical dimensions for wheel stops should be between 90 and 100mm in height and 1650 +/- 50mm in width.
What are rubber wheel stops?
Rubber Wheel Stops, just like Parking Curbs, Parking Blocks and Car Stops ensure that the vehicles stop at the correct place when parking. They simply prevent damage to establishments like buildings, sidewalks, curbs and luxurious landscapes. They also serve as bumper cushions and protection for mechanical carts, forklift trucks and vehicles operating in big factories and warehouses when they are installed indoors. These rubber wheel stops are idyllic for parking lots and parking garages. They provide necessary order by allocating parking lots and ensuring appropriate distancing and spacing.
Most rubber wheel stops are made out of durable compounded rubber and plastic so they don’t easily crack, chip, corrode, rust or crumble over time. Aside from that, they are easy to install and only do little damage to cars when they hit them accidentally.
You have to make sure that the rubber wheel stops you will be installing are durable and a reliable substitute to traditional concrete and plastic stops. There are very affordable rubber wheel stops which do not require heavy lift equipment to be installed. Using rubber wheel stops can save you a lot of money. The traditional concrete wheel stops cost six times more because they easily crack and require maintenance.
What are the things to consider before installing a rubber parking stop?
- The first few things you need to consider before installing a wheel stop or a rubber parking stop are the local requirements.
- You also need to identify the kind of parking space you’re going to install the rubber parking stops on. Is it for a residential car park, commercial car park or industrial car park? This will help you determine what kind of vehicles usually park in the area.
- Last, but not the least; it is important to know the volume of traffic in the area. Is the traffic high or low?
With these in consideration, choose the most durable and appropriate rubber parking stop for your area. Now, you are ready for the installation.
How are rubber parking stops installed?
- Identify the area where you want to install the rubber parking wheel stops.
- Position the Wheel Stop where it will be secure and drill a guide hole through each hole in the Wheel Stop. You can use a hammer drill and see to it that the masonry drill bit has the appropriate size.
- Brush away the accrued dust.
- Put the Wheel Stop over the holes and line them up. After that, hammer the supplied road spikes through the Wheel Stop, and drill into the road surface.
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