If you’re struggling to navigate the roads in your region or out of the vicinity of your residence whether you are a driver or pedestrian or wheelchair user, dropping a kerb might be the ideal solution. It is beneficial for many reasons, lowering the pavement is just one of the areas we specialize in. We as a local authority endorsed company, we are able to work together with the county council in order to provide superior results that are in line with all regulations.
What exactly is a dropped kerb?
In many locations, particularly at junctions with roads and in areas with pedestrians the kerbs are raised to create an accessible ramp for motorists and pedestrians. A dropped kerb is the process of dropping the level of a particular portion of pavement to create a level entrance to the street or path towards the road. The removal of the sharp and abrupt gap in the height makes it much easier for pedestrians to walk across roads, and for motorists to park on or gain access to properties from these areas.
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The process of lowering the pavement is to lower the kerbstones to drop them from their height and then securing the verge or pavement so that they can take the weight of a vehicle trying to cross them.
Pavements are generally reduced for two reasons: to increase the safety of crossings for vehicles or to make wheelchair and pedestrian access more secure, safe and easier.
Dropped kerbs – crossings for vehicles
Dropped kerbs for cars are made available to make it easier to motorists via the carriageway to or across footways and driveways. This level of access allows cars can drive on driveways without damaging the vehicle, for example, scratching or rubbing the bumper or harming the pavement. They are perfect to cross a path to get to your driveway, and they can also provide convenient parking spaces for your vehicle, particularly in the case of properties with on-road parking.
Dropped kerbs may be supplied by local councils upon the request of homeowners under conditions, regulations, and payment of installation fees. Additionally, all crossings for vehicles in the country are to be constructed by council-approved contractors.
Dropped kerbs for wheelchairs and access for pedestrians
It is commonplace for pavement to be lowered to aid pedestrians and wheelchair users while moving on and off the footpaths. The higher level of the pavement allows better access for pedestrians and also increases the convenience and comfort of wheelchair-users, children using prams or pedestrians with difficulty walking.
Similar to crossings for vehicles dropping kerbs to facilitate pedestrian and wheelchair accessibility can request by residents or other people who frequent the area and encounter difficulties crossing roads. The procedure for lowering the pavement have to be approved by the council, and carried out by a local authority-approved contractor.
We provide a full pavement lowering and our highly skilled and trained team will assist you at each step of the process starting with advice on the proper permits for planning and legal requirements to finishing the crossing and paving with the highest quality. We will ensure that the dropped kerb is done to the highest top standards and provide secure as well as durable 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 would like to schedule an estimate at no cost contact the experts now!