Kerb Ramps And Driveway Types: How To Find Your Match
Some things just work better together.
Like hot chips and sauce.
The beach and bare feet.
Coffee and Monday morning.
And of course, cars and kerb ramps.
Whether you’ve got shiny new wheels, a trailer or a motorhome to cruise off into the sunset, a rubber kerb ramp will provide a smooth transition from the road to your driveway.
Yep, you can say goodbye to the disruptive bump, scratching the underside of your car and the wear and tear on your car's shock absorbers. Because let’s be real, you care for your vehicle like you would a family member.
But before you head online, find a rubber kerb ramp and click “add to cart”, you’ve got to get to know your driveway first - because this will determine which ramp you get.
At Ramp Champ, here are the four most common types of driveways we see...
Rolled Edge Driveway Ramp
A rolled edge kerb is a soft slant (rather than a vertical drop). It’s a gentler option, which is why it’s a common driveway in modern streetscapes. In saying that, it can still take a toll on your car, underside and suspension.
The Heeve Driveway Rubber Kerb Ramp is a solid 1.2m ramp made from high-quality rubber, featuring a large inbuilt water channel, reflective strips and permanent fixing holes.
The Heeve Recycled Rubber Kerb Ramp is a 1m lightweight option made in Australia from recycled truck tyres. It features a small water channel and it’s available in multiple colours.
If you’re weighing up between the two, we compared our recycled vs non-recycled ramps so you can make the right choice.
Cul-De-Sac Driveway Ramp
Scratching your head over cul-de-sacs? Read on.
A cul-de-sac refers to a court or dead-end street, and in most cases, the road follows a circular shape with rolled edges.
So similarly to a rolled edge driveway, we recommend the Heeve Driveway Rubber Kerb Ramp. This is a solid 1.2m ramp made from high-quality rubber, featuring a large inbuilt water channel, reflective strips and permanent fixing holes.
As it holds a solid shape, here are a few options to allow for the curve:
- Leave a space between each 1.2m ramp, allowing the ramps to follow the curve of the kerb.
- Don’t join the ramps, as this gives each ramp more wiggle room to bend around the curves.
- Bolt down the bottom fixing holes only. This way, the ramps are fixed to the ground and follow the curve of your kerb, but not joined together.
Layback Driveway Ramp
A layback kerb is a straight line slope from the road to your driveway. But when the slope is too steep? Your vehicle is in strife.
For this kerb type, we currently recommend using a series of Barrier Group Rubber Kerb Ramps, and joining them together to create a hump. The Barrier Group Rubber Kerb Ramps are heavy-duty, anti-slip, high-visibility, available in 3 sizes and complete with permanent fixing holes.
If you’re interested in this option, we recommend getting in touch with us before you hit buy, as the measurements of these driveways can vary significantly. We’ll happily point you in the right direction.
And if you’re happy to hang in there, we’re currently working toward a brand new layback ramp solution, which is due to hit the market in mid 2022 (watch this space).
Square Driveway Ramp
The Barrier Group Rubber Kerb Ramps are heavy-duty, anti-slip, high-visibility and available in 3 sizes. They can be permanently bolted to the ground, with the option to purchase rounded ends so they can be approached at any angle.
Alternatively, the Barrier Group Gutter Ramp is a heavy-duty, 110mm solid rubber ramp. It’s portable with permanent fixing holes and an in-built water channel. This one is a more affordable option, but it doesn’t include the extra features like high-vis strips and rounded ends.
Finally, if the height of your kerb isn’t standard, you may opt for the custom made option, like the Heeve Recycled Rubber Ramp. These ramps are strong, durable and weatherproof, made from 100% recycled truck tyres. How good is that?
They have a load capacity between 2 - 2.5 tonne, and can be custom made to suit your application.
Ready For A Smooth Ride?
As you can see, there’s no one size fits all for rubber kerb ramps. And when you take the time to assess your driveway, your car will thank you for it.
Whether you have a rolled edge, cul-de-sac, layback, curved driveway (or something else entirely) our friendly team is here to help you find the right fit. Give us a buzz on 1300 913 047 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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