Concrete and rubber are the two most common substances from which parking stops are manufactured, and each presents unique advantages. Here at Checkers, we manufacture our parking stops from premium recycled rubber, which creates a better overall product, albeit at a slightly higher cost. The cost aspect is the largest advantage that concrete parking stops offer: they are an extremely bottom line driven solution. However, it is important to keep in mind that in this case, you get what you pay for. Concrete lacks the durability of rubber, particularly in areas that are prone to heavy precipitation and freezing weather. When moisture penetrates tiny cracks in the concrete, it is able to freeze and expand, which causes additional damage and greatly reduces the lifespan of concrete parking curbs.
Concrete parking stops lack aesthetic appeal
However, the problems with concrete products go further than simply a short lifespan. For many business owners, their parking lots are the first areas that customers experience. Because concrete parking stops are prone to cracking and crumbling, this can lead to an extremely unappealing parking lot. Not to mention the color or lack thereof. Even if a business owner paints their parking stops to create a better overall aesthetic for their business, there is still a risk of chipped or faded paint, and the parking curbs will have to be periodically retouched to keep their paint looking attractive and vibrant.
Checkers rubber parking curbs are the superior solution
These problems are issues that simply don’t exist with Checkers rubber parking stops. Our rubber is premium grade, which means it won’t chip, crack, or crumble like concrete. We’re so confident of their durability that we offer a three-year warranty on the product. We also offer parking stops in several colors, including black (with white or yellow tape), blue, and terracotta, ensuring that you’ll be able to customize your parking lot to match the aesthetic of your business.
Another major advantage of Checkers parking curbs is the weight. Rubber typically isn’t thought of as a “light” material but compared to concrete, it is substantially easier to transport. While concrete parking curbs can weigh over 200 lbs., Checkers premium rubber parking stops weigh in at just 34 lbs., a fraction of the weight of concrete. This means installation can be a much quicker, and therefore less expensive, process. Should modifications to parking alignments be necessary, Checkers parking stops can easily be moved. Additionally, this portability makes them great for temporary usage, at festivals or events for example.
Like all of our products, Checkers parking stops are a premium solution. They are a bit more expensive than concrete competitors but offer a wide array of benefits and advantages.