Paved Speed Bump Installation
Adding speed bumps through out your driveways or parking lots is a great way to control traffic on your property. Our paving contractors can install, repair and replace all paved speed bumps. Typically there are 2 types of speed bumps that can be installed.
Types of Speed bumps:
- Paved Speed Bumps
- Rubber Speed Bumps
Understanding the difference between Paved Speed Bumps and rubber speed bumps is important before installing them. Both types are great to reduce the speed of traffic and depending on how much wear and tear they get, we would recommend either prior to adding them to your property
Where can you install speed bumps
Installing speed can be Multi-family strata buildings, commercial buildings and even cart path ways.
If you have or know about a 3rd type of material that can be used in a speed bump installation; that is approved in BC, please let us know!
Speed Bump Installation in Vancouver
A great way to ensure the drivers in any residential area or commercial parking lot keep their vehicle speeds to a safe pace is by installing durable, quality speed bumps. There are many examples of speed bumps that can be found throughout residential and commercial areas of Vancouver, from durable rubber speed bumps that range in size, to more common asphalt speed humps that are built according to traditional size standards. Each speed bump is effective when it comes to protecting pedestrians in areas with high volumes of vehicle and foot traffic. When it comes to building speed bumps in the Vancouver area that are made to last, there are few better names to trust than Pacific Coast Paving.
Constructing Asphalt Speed Bumps
While speed bumps may appear to be fairly simple mounds of extra asphalt, they must be constructed according to specific methods and sizes. While it is true they are designed to prevent cars from driving too fast, a speed hump that causes damage to slow moving vehicles is a sign of poor planning and construction. With Pacific Coast Paving, you can count on our team of professionals to design and build speed bumps that are effective and built to last.
A typical speed bump is built to be between 30 to 100 centimetres wide, and should never exceed 10 centimetres in height. That said, the asphalt bump should rise to at least 7 centimetres off the road to be effective against speeding traffic. Once the areas where the speed bumps will be installed have been marked and accurately measured, it is important to start the process by cleaning the existing road surface. This makes it clear of debris which can compromise the effectiveness of the tack oil which will be used to keep the new speed hump solidly attached to the road. Before the adhesive gets placed, the perimeter around where the speed bump is marked should be notched so the asphalt of the speed bump is integrated with the surface of the road. This makes it harder for traffic and snow plows to shift the speed bump over time.
Now that the road is fully prepared for the adhesive and asphalt to be installed, workers can pour and shape the asphalt using wheelbarrows and rakes to form the shape according to the exact dimensions previously discussed. A vibrating plate can then be used to compact the asphalt to form a more solid bump. After this is completed, it takes about thirty days for the asphalt to set in the aggregate before the final seal coat and paint can be applied. For typical asphalt speed bump installations, crews will use between a half ton and one ton of asphalt per bump.
If you are in need of a reliable paving company to provide you with top quality speed hump installation services in Vancouver, be sure to contact the experts at Pacific Coast Paving for an estimate today!