Why Parking Lot Curbing and Gutters Will Save Your Property

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Concrete curb and gutters play an important role in maintaining the integrity of parking lots and roadways. A concrete curb and gutter is a pavement curb and roadway gutter cast together in one piece. It serves the double function of acting as a curb and a drainage system for runoff.

Whether you manage subdivisions for single-family dwellings, commercial developments or oversee municipal street improvements, it’s important to consider the benefits of concrete curb and gutters for your property’s parking lot.

Prevents erosion

Curb and gutters act as a drainage system for stormwater runoff. Runoff is a major contributor to erosion that damages curbs and property edges. Curb and gutters hold the pavement in place and collects runoff from paved streets, preventing the erosion of roadside shoulders and adjacent slopes. 

Controls vehicle parking

Curb and gutters act as a termination of the property, defining the edges of the lot. This controls vehicle parking, preventing vehicle access to unpaved areas.  

Protects erosion control structures 

Especially in areas that experience periods of heavy rainfall, erosion control structures such as riprap and geotextiles are likely already in place on many commercial properties. Curb and gutters help to protect those essential structures, further protecting the property from erosion. 

Aesthetic improvement

Curb and gutters create definition to pavement, giving it a clean and polished look. The edges of parking lots and driveways are the first to break down due to stormwater runoff and road maintenance machines. Installing curb and gutters assures that the edges of your property are protected and continue looking clean and defined for visitors. 

Key curb and gutter considerations

It’s important to contract a professional asphalt engineering firm to install parking lot curbing and gutters on your property’s parking lot or roadway edge. At Southern Asphalt Engineering, we have over 20 years of experience installing curb and gutters on commercial properties, residential subdivisions, and municipal paved roads. We operate in Miami-Dade and Broward county, and are well versed in local, county, state and federal specifications for curb and gutter installation. Call us at 305-667-8390 or fill out a quick form for a free curb and gutter installation estimate!

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