What to Know Before Installing Speed Bumps and Humps

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Speed bumps and humps are necessary traffic regulators that help reduce accidents in parking lots, residential communities, and commercial properties. These road additions act as safety measures against excessive speeding in pedestrian crossing zones or areas of high traffic. 

Installing speed bumps and humps is crucial for property safety. These features need to be installed correctly and in accordance with state guidelines. Before contacting a company to install speed bumps and humps on your property, make sure you know the basics of these safety features.

Do you need a speed bump or hump?

Speed bumps and humps are used to regulate drivers’ speed. However, they differ in how they reduce speed and where they should be installed for maximum benefit. Depending on your property location and purpose for the speed feature, you should choose the correct speed bump or hump. 

Speed bumps are used to reduce speed dramatically, so these are best installed in areas near pedestrian crossings like parking lots and driveways. 

Speed humps are typically used on residential roads or local streets because they reduce speed by slowly rocking the car over the hump. 

What type of speed bump or hump does your property need?

Speed bumps and humps can be made out of different materials to cater to diverse needs. Asphalt and rubber speed bumps and humps come with different pros and cons. Speed bumps and humps are most popularly made of asphalt, and more recently, rubber speed bumps and humps have become more widely used. 

Asphalt speed bumps and humps are the traditional route for these speed reducers. Asphalt speed bumps and humps are permanent features in the parking lot or roadway they are installed. As well as being more heavy-duty and resistant to damage than rubber speed bumps and humps, they are more flexible in size. Asphalt speed humps can be custom fit for different roadway lengths because it’s asphalt that is poured in.  

Rubber speed bumps and humps are widely used because they are lightweight and temporary, which means they are easy to move if traffic flow changes or when they are no longer necessary on the site. These features also cause less damage to cars than asphalt speed bumps so they’ll be better received in HOA or residential property communities. Although rubber speed bumps are removable, they’re still very effective at slowing down cars near pedestrian crosswalks. 

Be Aware of Guidelines for Speed bumps and Humps

Installing speed bumps and humps can be a tedious process because of the many guidelines and regulations that need to be met. Before contracting a company to install speed humps and bumps on your property, make sure they’re experts in the guidelines for your area. 

Southern Asphalt Engineering are professional contractors who can install speed bumps and humps in par with regulations in Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami Dade. We pride ourselves on excellent service, which means taking care of installing your project so that it is up to code, so you don’t have to worry. Call us today to get a free estimate on your next speed bump project!

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