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Domestic Kerbs: 4 Reasons Why Your Driveway Needs A Kerb

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A driveway is a great installation for any residential home. It helps to make movement safer, faster, and more convenient. It also adds to the beauty of your home, not to mention its value. In light of all that, if you have a driveway, there is one more installation that you can get to make your driveway even better – a kerb. A kerb can improve your driveway in a number of ways. Check them out below.

Better aesthetics

Adding a kerb to your driveway will improve its aesthetic appeal a great deal. A kerb adds some much-needed definition to a driveway. It helps to make the driveway more pronounced by adding a bit of definition to the driveway's edges. This definition also enhances the contrast between the paved driveway and the adjacent grass, vegetation or bare ground. In all, what you get is a very professional looking driveway.

Structured drainage

Kerbs can also help with drainage around your driveway. For one, kerbs can help to direct stormwater around the driveway and into various drainage pits. This prevents the water from pooling on your driveway. In other cases, the kerbs can help to keep stormwater from either sections of the driveway or garden from flowing onto your driveway as this would ruin its function and look. Kerbs can also do the opposite by preventing stormwater on the driveway from flowing into the adjacent areas of your compound and pooling on the ground.

Movement control

Kerbs are also great at regulating movement on a kerb. The whole purpose of a well-paved driveway is to regulate when people and vehicles will pass. Kerbs help to enforce this by obstructing vehicles from branching away from the driveway and onto the adjacent unpaved areas. This helps to protect your landscaped area by ensuring that all motorised forms of movement are contained on the driveway.

Increased durability

A kerb can also help to make your driveway more durable. The edges of the driveway are its most vulnerable. Without a kerb in place, the edges would start to wear off just like a frayed cloth. A kerb protects these edges by acting as a robust finishing and thus prevents the wear from taking place. That, together with the drainage function, helps your driveway to last long without requiring much maintenance or repairs.

If your driveway has no kerb or edging whatsoever, seek a kerbing service from a reputable concrete or kerbing contractor. There are different types of kerbing designs to choose from in order to achieve different looks and functions depending on your needs. Your contractor will help you to pick a winning design before carrying out the installation.