Your car is one of the most expensive single items you will own. It makes sense then to care for your car and avoid easily-preventable damage. Steep driveways or high curbs present ample opportunity to bottom out in your car, especially for low cars or heavily-weighted vehicles. Damage to the underside of your car can be easily prevented using a rubber driveway ramp at your home or business.
Why is a rubber driveway ramp vital?
A rubber driveway ramp is perhaps the least expensive and most efficient preventative care product you can purchase for your vehicle. Quality rubber ramps prevent damage to the underside of a car, are durable, easy to remove, and environmentally friendly.
Things To Consider Before Buying A Rubber Curb Ramp For Steep Driveway Entrances
Not all rubber ramps are manufactured equal. There are legions of options online which can prove overwhelming. How do you know which ramp is right for you? We’ve listed 5 essential elements to any high-quality rubber curb ramp below.
(L x W x H): 48.0’’x 16.0’’ x 2.6’’
#1: Proper Dimensions
Rubber ramps worth your hard-earned dollars should roughly fit the dimensions of your curb. Many rubber ramps are manufactured overseas to fit the dimensions of a foreign country’s standard curb. But your ramp should closely fit your curb or gap to minimize its impact on tire tread and maximize its efficiency at preventing damage to vehicles’ undersides. Check the dimensions of any and all ramps under consideration to ensure a ramp will fit your needs. For perfectly-fitting ramps, a custom-fit product like Curb Ramp’s Driveway Ramp Install Kit should be used.
The best ramps are manufactured to optimize durability, balancing weight and stability. A rubber ramp with a built-in water channel must be reinforced to withstand heavy weight and regular use, ensuring stability. Durable rubber ramps are well-designed and show a series of supports on their underside which maximize their longevity.
#3: Water Channel
Most ramp installations should include a built-in water channel underneath so the ramp does not obstruct natural water flow. Heavy rains and melting snow cause water to flow along rolled curbs to drainage points. Ramps without water channels obstruct water flow, creating hazards and can run afoul of HOA or local ordinances. Save yourself a ticket or great deal of hassle and purchase a ramp with an built-in water channel.
Any ramp worth your money should be fairly heavy. Lightweight ramps are too easily dislocated from heavy rains, intense winds, and frequent use. Heavier ramps will ensure you need not waste time and energy re-aligning them. Rubber ramps are heavier than most plastic ramps and consequently require less attention. Heavier ramps also offer superior durability in permanent or semi-permanent installations because they offer less friction with the concrete bolts. Check the product description of any ramp under consideration and be sure to pick a heavy one.
#5: Made From Recycled Materials
Ramps should be made using recycled materials to minimize environmental impact and ensure optimal affordability. Ramps made from recycled materials prove just as durable as ramps made from unused materials and allow sellers to offer at a lower price point due to the lower cost of materials. Help the environment and your wallet: make sure your ramp is made from recycled materials.
A Final Consideration
Finally, when browsing the litany of rubber ramps available online, consider the source. We’ve heard from countless customers of short-term sellers who sell defective ramps and disappear when confronted, only to re-emerge under a new name to scam again. Before purchasing your ramp, make sure your seller has a good reputation and established presence. Curb Ramp has proudly served its customers for years, demands superior customer service of its team, and values its customers’ feedback. If you have any questions about Curb Ramp’s Heavy Duty Rubber Threshold Ramp or DIY Driveway Ramp Install Kit for building custom-size ramps, don’t hesitate to contact us at https://curbramp.us/contact-us/.
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