Atlanta Wheel Stop Installation Services
We at Brite Line encourage you to learn more about wheel stops and the benefits of having them in your business’s parking lot. Wheel stops help your customers, clients, and employees stay safe and can prevent low-impact crashes.
What Are Wheel Stops?
A wheel stop is a type of concrete barrier designed to stop a car’s wheels from moving forward. Also known as parking blocks and parking stoppers, they sit low to the ground. They allow you to divide a large lot into individual parking spaces. You can also use them around the edges of the lot to ensure that drivers don’t crash into the curb or drive onto grass plots. Though they often look like long and skinny blocks, wheel stops also have beveled edges. Rubber wheel stops are available as well.
How Are Wheel Stops Installed?
Installing concrete wheel stops requires the use of a mold built to the size of the block needed. We will drill holes into the asphalt of the parking lot, which allows our team to use both rebar and anchors. This combination keeps the block from moving, even during a crash or another type of accident. Once we insert the anchor and the rebar, we allow the mixture to cure. The next step involves placing the form on the ground and adding the concrete. We only remove the mold after the concrete fully cures.
Rubber wheel stops are suitable for use on gravel, asphalt, bitumen and other hard surfaces. They do not require a concrete mixture or gluing into place and therefore are ready to use immediately after installation. They are drilled into the parking lot much like concrete wheel stops.
Installation prices vary depending on the type of wheel stop and quantity requested. To determine your particular parking stop needs contact us today!
How Do You Remove a Wheel Stop?
The best way to remove a concrete parking stopper is with a hammer drill. Hammer drills produce the vibrations needed to break the concrete into pieces that are small enough to haul away. If the concrete has rebar and/or anchors inside, we need to remove the block itself first and then break into the asphalt to remove those pieces.
Some parking stoppers only attach to the ground with nuts and bolts. We often see these with models made from rubber. These are easier to remove because we just need to take the nuts off and unscrew the bolts. Most of these stoppers are light enough that one or two men can carry them away.
Are Wheel Stops Required by Code?
Parking stops are usually required in parking lots where vehicles drive into set spots. Most codes require that the stops sit around the perimeter of the parking lot. They should protect both grass and plants that are part of your landscaping design as well as any designated spots designed for vehicles.
How Far Should Wheel Stops Be From the Curb?
Though you might see wheel stops placed close to the curb, most building codes state that they should sit a minimum of three feet away from the curb. This gives drivers room to get out of their vehicles and have space to load or unload. Codes also require that you measure this distance from the edge of the curb to the nose of the vehicle.
Do Wheel Stops Have to Be Painted?
While there aren’t specific codes or laws that require you to paint wheel stops, it’s often helpful to apply a coat of paint in a color that differs to the color of the parking space. If you have a standard gray asphalt parking lot, go with a bright color such as orange or yellow. White contrasts nicely, too. You can also use two different colors of paint to create stripes on the wheel stop.
Why Should You Consider Wheel Stops?
There are many benefits and reasons to consider adding wheel stops to your parking lot. The biggest is that they cut down on accidents, which can lower your insurance premiums. They also do a good job of protecting any landscaping features you have and allow you to block off areas where you don’t want drivers to park. No matter what type of wheel blocks you want to install or remove, contact us to learn more about the process.
We at Brite Line would be more than happy to install or remove wheel stops for your business! Our quality process is using trained personnel and top-of-the-line products. Contact us today to get a quote.
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