The installation of speed bumps is a strategic and thought-out process that aims to reduce speeding, improve safety, and enhance the overall traffic control measures in a specific area. It serves as an important tool in creating safer environments and fostering responsible driving behavior. At Firemans Paving Contractors, we provide three different types of speed bumps that are sure to meet your needs:
● Asphalt speed bumps
● Concrete speed bumps
● Recycled Rubber speed bumps
We have experienced speed bump installers who assess the specific needs of every property. We can determine the most suitable type and size of speed bump to help minimize risk to your customers and employees. Our expert team delivers on high-quality installations with the utmost professionalism. With our knowledge and preparation, each speed bump is optimally placed, meets regulatory guidelines, and can withstand all types of weather conditions as well as regular wear and tear.
Asphalt Speed Bumps
Hardy speed bumps made of asphalt are effective at reducing vehicle speed, preventing many fender benders and minor traffic incidents in parking lots. They are very effective at protecting pedestrians as they walk through your parking lot as well. Asphalt is a malleable material that can be easily shaped into different sizes and lengths.
Asphalt is readily available and easy to install if you want to upgrade or maintain existing speed bumps. Once finished, asphalt speed bumps integrate well onto roadways providing a smooth rise and fall when you drive over them. They create a better driving experience while helping drivers slow down their driving speeds.
Concrete Speed Bumps
Concrete is a durable, long-lasting material that can withstand much punishment. In addition, it is readily available and inexpensive to use for road construction and other projects for your driveway or parking lot. Concrete can also be molded into many shapes and configurations according to your needs.
Our specialists can customize concrete speed bumps to suit the needs of your parking lot and roadways. Unlike asphalt speed bumps, concrete structures require less maintenance. Once they have hardened and cured, concrete speed bumps require minimal upkeep and only need occasional repainting. If you’re looking for a long-term solution, concrete can be a cost-effective option.
Recycled Rubber Speed Bumps
Rubber speed bumps can be an outstanding option if you want to use more green and environment-friendly resources. These speed bumps are made from recycled rubber materials, like those used in tires and other tire products. Rubber is also UV resistant, making it less prone to fading. Its resilience allows it to be able to withstand harsh weather conditions without cracking or chipping. You can also adjust their configurations, making them longer or wider.
This feature makes them very useful for temporary installations such as concerts and other gatherings with an expected higher flow of traffic. It is important to note that rubber speed bumps have a higher initial installation cost but offer long-term durability. They also require proper anchoring and bolting to keep them in place for long-term use.
How Speed Bumps Can Benefit Your Parking Lot
Speed bumps play a crucial role in traffic control by promoting safer driving habits which reduces the risk of accidents in parking lots. These raised, contoured structures force drivers to slow down and adhere to posted speed limits. They effectively discourage excessive speeding, which can lead to dangerous situations for pedestrians and other road users.
As drivers approach a speed bump, they must reduce their speed to safely navigate it, which naturally prompts them to scan the road ahead more carefully. Their presence not only mitigates the potential for accidents but also contributes to a quieter and calmer traffic environment, making them a valuable tool in the efforts to maintain order and safety in your parking lot.
Professionals can easily add reflective stripes on speed bumps to make them more visible, especially during low-light conditions. This feature benefits facilities that operate 24/7 since drivers may not easily see speed bumps at night or in dark spaces in buildings. At night, drivers may not be as alert so speed bumps can also serve as visual cues, alerting drivers to the presence of potential hazards or changes in road conditions.
At Firemans Paving Contractors, we offer complete speed bump and speed hump installation services to improve the aesthetics and functionality of your paved surfaces. In addition, we also provide parking lot striping for bike paths, crosswalks, and drive-through areas to ensure your parking lot and other properties comply with Department of Transportation regulations. Further, our speed bump installers ensure your property is ADA-compliant with installations and modifications that meet current standards. Contact us today for a FREE Estimate.