Concrete kerbing is a common feature in many commercial landscapes across Australia. It is used to define and retain various landscape features including driveways, footpaths and bedding areas. If you are thinking about installing concrete kerbing on your commercial property, you should first learn about the benefits you stand to gain.
Here are some essential benefits associated with commercial concrete kerbing.
It lasts for a long time.
Kerbing is installed outside, where it is subjected to a variety of harsh elements including rain, direct sunlight, snow and ice, in addition to the extremes of normal use and abuse. Thanks to the advent of precast concrete, concrete kerbing is built strong to provide maximum resistance against most of the elements. Precast concrete refers to concrete products made off-site under factory-based conditions. Hence, it can last longer without requiring occasional refinishing like wood or metal.
It is cost efficient.
Many people shy away from installing concrete kerbing on their commercial properties because they consider it to be expensive. Though the initial cost of installing concrete kerbing may be quite high, the longevity of concrete makes concrete kerbing an economical choice over the long term. Concrete kerbing requires minimal maintenance attention over its service life, which translates into low lifecycle costs. While cheaper options like wooden edgings are available on the market, they are more expensive to maintain and they do not last as long.
It is a sustainable option.
These days, many businesses are keener on ensuring that they build with sustainable materials. In that regard, concrete kerbing is a perfect choice. The primary ingredients used to make concrete — sand, aggregate and limestone (used to make cement) — are all available in Australia and many other parts of the world in abundant supply. Hence, there is little chance that concrete constructions will be phased out of the market any time soon.
At the end of its useful service life, concrete kerbing can be recycled and used in other different construction projects. For example, broken pieces of concrete can be taken to a concrete waste recycling facility to be crushed and used as aggregate for a new concrete driveway installation job.
Having learned about the various benefits that commercial concrete kerbing can bring to the table, you should consider contacting a concrete contractor to discuss your specific requirements. These contractors have a team of experienced consultants who can help you choose the right product for your business.