Curb And Gutter Construction 101


You see concrete curbs and gutters just about everywhere you go—especially everywhere you park. We see them so much that it can be easy to take them for granted. Did you know, however, that constructing concrete curbs and gutters is a painstaking process that requires expert knowledge, as well as the right machinery? If you need to install curbs or gutters on your property, this article will give you the pointers that you need. Read below to learn more about this fascinating process, and to discover how you can have the perfect curbs and gutters.

Anderson concreteWhat Curbs And Gutters Can Do For You

Curbs and gutters provide distinct advantages to your property—more advantages than you may realize at first glance. For one thing, curbs can protect asphalt shoulders, while also directing the flow of water to the proper drainage points. Curbs can also harness steep drop offs in parking lots. Finally, curbs help beautify your lot or street. Gutters, on the other hand, help keep your property clear of water and debris. This increases the safety and the aesthetics of your property. This is why curbs and gutters are essential to streets and lots, as they are a key factor in road construction.

Curb And Gutter Machines

Believe it or not, pouring the concrete for curbs and gutters requires very specific and expensive equipment. Machines and molds are required to pour the concrete to just the right measurements. The machine used to pour and trim concrete for curbs and gutters is a large vehicle that looks a bit like a steamroller.

As you can imagine, this vehicle costs thousands of dollars, and is not something that you can easily purchase for your project.  Even if you can cough up the money for one of these machines, it takes extensive training to operate it correctly. For this reason, it is recommended that you outsource this task to an Anderson concrete company. What should you look for in such a company? More on that below.

Finding The Right Company

When looking for a company to build your curbs and gutters, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. For one, you want to find a company that has quality machines and molds. Without quality machines and molds, it is hard to get quality curbs and gutters. But that is only half of the equation. You also want to work with a company that knows how to use those machines and molds. This is an art that can only be perfected through experience. This is why we recommend that you work with a company that has decades of experience in the industry. Depending on your situation, you will need a company that handles either residential, industrial, or commercial curbs and gutters (the best companies can handle all three). Finally, you want to work with a company that has garnered many positive reviews in your area. This is a company that you know you can trust to deliver quality and respectful service every time.