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Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Welcome to my blog. My name is Deborah. About 15 years ago, I bought an old home. We worked with several contractors to rehabilitate it, but ultimately, the foundation simply wasn't stable enough, and we had to tear it down. After that, we worked with a construction crew to build a home from the ground up. The experience was exciting and challenging, and I learned a lot through that process. I want to share construction and contracting facts and information with others so I decided to start this blog. I hope that you like the results, and I thank you for reading. Enjoy!

Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Commercial Pavements: Material Options for Your Property Kerbs

by Samantha Russell

The nature of the roadways in your commercial property will affect the efficiency of traffic flow and even aesthetics. If you are interested in improving these aspects in your space, you should consider installing kerbs along your pavements. These structures will separate the pedestrian sidewalk from the vehicle roadways and parking spaces. Your customers will also be discouraged from driving or even parking on your turf. In addition, kerbs are ideal for giving the external commercial space a more finished and professional appearance. When starting a kerb construction project, it is critical to select the right material. This will affect the durability of the new structure, your project expenses and achieved aesthetics. Here is a description of the primary materials that you can choose.


Concrete is an advantageous material choice for kerb construction for diverse reasons. This cement mixture is widely available in the market, so the cost of purchase and installation is normally favourable. In addition, concrete is long-lasting and strong, which means that it can withstand heavy commercial usage. The method of concrete kerb installation will depend on the scale of the work and even personal preference. If the area to be covered is small, your kerb contractor can form the units manually by hand. For larger areas, a slip-forming machine can be used to perform the pertinent tasks faster. You can also purchase precast concrete blocks for a kerbing project of any size.


Asphalt is a perfect alternative to normal concrete in the construction of kerbs for commercial property roadways. The two materials are similar, but this option uses bituminous asphalt instead of fluid cement during manufacture. Asphalt concrete is a strong material that is often used in construction of roads. Therefore, it will perform well in a busy environment without accelerated deterioration. Moreover, this material can be installed quickly and efficiently using a paving machine. The cost of an asphalt kerbing project can vary significantly depending on the current condition of your road. Generally, it is cheaper to install the kerb when building a fresh roadway at the same time.

Natural Stone

Finally, you should consider installing natural stone kerbs in your property space. The main benefit of this choice is the unique aesthetics presented by the authentic materials. The stones are also normally durable and resilient against adverse climates. On the other hand, the purchase price for most forms of natural stone can be high, unless the material is sourced from your local area. If you are interested in this option, consider selecting granite, Belgian blocks or cobblestone.