Why Rubber Wheel Stops Over Concrete Parking Stops?

Date: September 20, 2017 Category: Parking Lot Safety
Close up image of a RubberForm Wheel Stop

Parking Lot Wheel Stops are installed in many parking lots large and small to help in ensuring vehicles come to a stop and prevent damage to buildings, sidewalks, curbs and delicate landscapes. While we call these products Wheel Stops, they are also often referred to recycled wheel stops, car stops, parking curbs, parking bumpers, parking blocks and everything in-between. In the past, concrete was the go-to material for these parking curb products, but they are being replaced with more durable and environmental friendly materials like our Recycled Rubber Wheel Stops.

A forklift, Bobcat, or front loader are generally the recommended method to install a concrete wheel stop into position. Often requiring 2 or more people to move it into its final location, resulting in high installation costs. Weighing in at only 38 pounds, a RubberForm Wheel Stop can be unloaded, set into place, and installed by just one person. If one of our Rubber Wheel Stops happens to slip off of a pallet it will not chip, crack, break or potentially injure the person moving them. Something that can happen with concrete.

All of RubberForm’s Wheel Stops are made from 100% post-consumer recycled scrap tire rubber, diverting 4 tires from being sent to a landfill for each Wheel Stop that RubberForm manufactures. Concrete is not recyclable and more susceptible to damage. Once damaged, it needs to be removed and thrown out. The Rubber Wheel Stops are made with the used, scrap tires from your car! Our Rubber Wheel Stops also carry a product lifetime warranty! They won’t break, chip or crack if they get hit by a car. Their molded in plastic colored polygons offer additional visibility.

Need More Info?

Visit our product page to learn more and see additional photos of our U.S.A Made Parking Lot Wheel Stops in action. RubberForm manufactures and stocks polygon colors in Safety Yellow, White, Handicap Blue, Eco-Green, Emergency Red. We also offer custom colors to match your brand or corporate color upon request.

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