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The Advantages of Dropped Kerbs

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If you’re having trouble navigate the roads in your region or even outside your home whether you are a driver or pedestrian, or even a wheelchair user, dropping a kerb might be the ideal solution. It is beneficial for many reasons, lowering the pavement is just one of the many services we specialize in. We as a local authority endorsed company, we are able to work together with your county council to deliver superior results that are in line with all the regulations that are required.

What exactly is a dropped kerb?

In many areas, particularly at junctions with roads and in areas with pedestrians the kerbs are raised in order to make an access ramp that is more convenient to motorists as well as pedestrians. A dropped kerb is the process of dropping the level of a particular portion of pavement to allow a level entry to the street or path onto the road. Eliminating the abrupt and sharp variation in height makes it much easier for pedestrians to walk across roads, and for motorists to park or gain access to properties from the kerbs.

The process of lowering pavement includes lowering the stones so that they fall down from their initial height and then securing the verge or pavement so that they can withstand the weight that is trying to cross them.

Pavements are typically reduced for two reasons: to make it easier for vehicles to cross the road or to make wheelchair and pedestrian access more secure, safe and more comfortable.

Dropped kerbs, vehicle crossings

Dropped kerbs for cars can be used to provide access to motorists who are on the carriageway onto the footways, or across them, and driveways. This level of access allows the vehicles are able to mount driveways without causing harm to the vehicle in any way, like damaging the tyres, scraping the bumper or harming the pavement. They are great to cross a path to access your driveway, and they can also provide convenient parking spaces for your vehicle, particularly when your property is located near road parking.

Dropped kerbs are provided by local councils upon the request of homeowners under conditions, regulations, and payment of the installation cost. Moreover, all vehicle crossings in the domestic area are to be constructed by council-approved contractors.

Dropped kerbs, wheelchair and access for pedestrians

It is commonplace for pavement to be lowered to aid wheelchair and pedestrian users in moving on or off the footpaths. The lower level allows for easier access for pedestrians and significantly improves the ease and comfort to wheelchair owners, those who have prams, and pedestrians who have difficulty walking.

Similar to crossings for vehicles, dropped kerbs Coventry for pedestrian and wheelchair accessibility can request by residents or those who live in the area and encounter difficulties crossing roads. All procedures for lowering pavements have to be approved by the council, and carried out by a local authority endorsed contractor.

We provide a full pavement lowering and our highly trained and experienced team can help you with every step including advising you regarding the appropriate permits for planning and legal requirements, through to finishing the crossing and paving with the highest level of professionalism. We will ensure that the dropped kerb is finished to the highest top standards and provide secure solid, safe and long-lasting outcomes.

If you’re a commercial or domestic customer We are able to provide assistance. If you’d like to learn more about dropped kerbs, the process of lowering the pavement or you’d like to get an estimate for free contact our experts today!