If you’re struggling to move around the roads that are within 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 many services we specialize in. We as a local authority-approved firm, we can work in 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 areas, particularly near junctions on roads, and also in areas with pedestrians where kerbs can be lowered to create an accessible ramp for motorists and pedestrians. A dropped kerb is the process of lower the elevation of a specific section 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 or access property from these areas.
The process of lowering the pavement is to lower the kerbstones to drop them from their initial height and then securing the verge or pavement to ensure they can withstand the weight that is trying to cross them.
Pavements are generally lower for two reasons – to increase the safety of crossings for vehicles or to make wheelchair and pedestrian access easier, safer and easier.
Dropped kerbs, vehicle crossings
Dropped kerbs Coventry for cars are made available to make it easier to motorists who are on the carriageway to or across footways and driveways. This level of access allows the vehicles are able to mount driveways without damaging the vehicle, for example, scratching or rubbing the bumper or harming the pavement. They are great for crossing paths to access your driveway. They can also provide convenient parking spaces for your vehicle, particularly when your property is located near 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 vehicle crossings in the domestic area have to be constructed by council-approved contractors.
Dropped kerbs, wheelchair and access for pedestrians
The lowering of pavements is usually done to aid wheelchair and pedestrian users in moving on or off footpaths. The lower level allows for easier accessibility for those walking and also increases the convenience and comfort of wheelchair-users, those using prams or pedestrians with difficulty walking.
Like vehicle crossings dropped kerbs 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 require approval from the council and implemented by a local authority endorsed contractor.
We provide a complete pavement lowering and our highly trained and experienced team will assist you at each step of the process starting with advice regarding the appropriate permits for planning and legal requirements to finishing the crossing and pavement with the highest quality. We make sure that the kerb is dropped is done to the highest top standards and provide secure as well as durable outcomes.
If you’re a commercial or domestic customer We can provide assistance. So if you’d be interested in knowing more about dropped kerbs, the process of lowering the pavement or you’d like to get an estimate at no cost call the experts now!
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