How do I determine the number of kits required for my driveway?

The number of material required depends primarily on the width of your driveway and depth of the curb gap. For standard regulation rolled curb gaps, a single unit of Curb Ramp™ will cover about 7-9 ft. when spread to fill the curb at a 20°-25° incline over 18-22”. A typical double car driveway at 15-18′ wide with a standard rolled curb of about 4″ tall requires approximately two (2) kits. For additional information on how much product your driveway needs, see our installation information and watch the installation video.

Can I remove the ramp once installed?

Yes and no. (see below)

Curb Ramp™ can be removed once installed using a floor scraper. However, removing Curb Ramp™ destroys the bond of the material and thus cannot be reinstalled at a later time. A reinstall of Curb Ramp™ would require a new kit. Curb Ramp™ is a much more permanent solution than pre-made driveway ramps. While pre-made driveway ramps are more portable, they are also much more expensive and cannot be customized to fit all size/shaped curbs like Curb Ramp™ can.

How To Make Your Curb Ramp Removable:

After you perform a dry run and confirm you have enough material for your particular driveway, lay down a protective layer over the curb surface (so as not to prime the curb surface directly) and tape it down around the edges. We recommend using a durable rubber membrane, but household wax paper or pond liner should also work. Next, prime the surface of the membrane to ensure a good material bond to the laid substrate. Then, mix and apply the Curb Ramp material atop the substrate to fill the curb gap as you would normally. After 48 hours, your customized Curb Ramp should be dry enough to use. The weight of the material and underlying substrate should provide sufficient stability to keep the ramp in place. If you need to remove the ramp for any reason, you can simply lift it up and move it.

How does it allow for flow of water?

To facilitate street water drainage at the end of your driveway, shape or “feather out” the ends of the ramp to help guide water safely around it. This prevents the build-up of debris so your driveway entrance remains unobstructed and allows water to easily circumvent your driveway entrance and enter back into the curb channel. In other words, don’t make a hard right angle at either end of your ramp. Also, the the finished ramp is semi-porous which allows for some drainage.

For deeper curb gaps, PVC pipe can be installed underneath the ramp to further aid drainage. However PVC installation is NOT recommended for standard rolled curbs gaps, as it can compromise the structural integrity of the ramp. To install a drainage pipe, simply prime the area before laying a 1.5-2″ diameter pipe laterally in the center of the curb gap. Then apply more primer to the top of the laid pipe and spread the mixed material to fill the gap as you would normally.

What if I prefer another color?

For those who prefer their curb match their driveway’s color, a simple can of spray paint can be an easy fix. Home Depot carries a wide selection of concrete colored sprays that provide a durable protective coating and textured finish to customize the aesthetics of the ramp surface to your liking. Shop Sprays at HomeDepot.com >

Another simple fix would be to pepper sand over the surface of the ramp while the topcoat is still wet. This helps it blend in with the rest of the curb and can also provide traction. Shop Sand at Lowes.com >

What types of driveway curbs can you install this product on?

  • Rolled Curbs & Curved Cul-De-Sacs
  • Layback Curbs
  • Mountable & Square Curbs
  • Steep Driveway Approaches
  • Steep Garage Approaches
  • Driveway Straddling

Have a question about whether Curb Ramp™ will work in your situation? Send us a photo!

Is Curb Ramp™ weather proof?

Yes. Curb Ramp was rigorously tested and has been successfully installed across the U.S. in all times of climates. When cured, the finished material is similar to a professional running track.

Do you offer warranties for Curb Ramp™?

As with any do-it-yourself product, we cannot assume liability as to the workmanship of any particular project and therefore cannot offer a blanket warranty policy. However, we strive to ensure every customer enjoys a positive experience and work with customers to get them what they need to successfully complete their ramp and ensure its longevity.

What is used to keep the material together?

Curb Ramp™ is sealed with a polyurethane-based adhesive providing exceptional bond strength. This solidifies the compound to the curb and prevents it from shifting.

What keeps Curb Ramp™ in place during use?

The enclosed primer is used to paint the curb before spreading the mixture to ensure a good material bond to the curb surface. When the material cures, it will not shift if the primer is properly applied and the curb is installed correctly.

How does Curb Ramp™ compensate for curved curbing as used in cul-de-sacs?

Unlike pre-made alternatives, Curb Ramp™ can be shaped to fit any curvature at any desired slope as you spread it to fill the curb gap.

How does it compare to other driveway ramps?

Pre-made driveway curb ramps are significantly more expensive ($4-500+) for the same coverage and cannot be easily adjusted to fit your curved driveway’s rolled curb. Curb Ramp™ saves you hundreds of dollars and offers the ability to make a custom ramp to fit the unique shape and size of your driveway entrance.

Is Curb Ramp™ compliant with my HOA/city district’s rules and regulations?

The curb and gutter area is NOT an area that a Homeowner’s Association would normally have accountability for. Some local ordinances recommend a built-in waterway underneath. In this case, PVC pipe can be installed to allow water to drain normally, although the ramp itself is semi-pourous. Additionally, the ends can be shaped to aid in guiding excessive water flow and in eliminating the build-up of debris so your driveway entrance remains unobstructed and allows water and debris to flow smoothly along the curb. This will help maintain a good relationship with your HOA.

 

See also: How To Make Your Curb Ramp Removable >

 

Tips from past customers:

  • Ask for the section that speaks specifically about this product being banned.
  • Find out who maintains the road itself, if it was dedicated to the city for maintenance after the developer sold out, it may be considered “right of way” and they have no jurisdiction on that specific part of the road anyway. Parking was likely addressed in the original covenants, but not curb fillers, so if it is not blocking traffic or causing undue harm to the right away, well…
  • Ask them to pay to have the curb lowered to accommodate your vehicle stating they are not in compliance due to angles, height etc.
  • Give them bids for the price to do the work and recommend a schedule that works.
  • Introduce it at an open public meeting and get as many of your neighbors that agree with you to go to the meeting.

 

Disclaimer: When in doubt, consult your local homeowners’ association rules and regulations prior to installation to confirm compliance. We assume no liability for violations of local regulations.

How long does Curb Ramp™ take to install?

Curb Ramp™ can be installed by one person in about an hour. The components are mixed together and applied and will need to dry before you can drive over it. The curation period depends on the moisture and temperature of the curb surface as well as the air temperature and humidity. The material takes less time to cure in hotter temperatures. To be safe, avoid driving over it for 48 hours. Installation Instructions >

What is the coldest temperature that can permit successful installation?

The Curb Ramp adhesive cures/bonds well in cold temperatures and is tested down to 5 degrees. The material is however easier to mix when warm so if you are in a cold region or installing during the winter, it is best to perform the mixing step in a warm place e.g. in a garage. Higher temperatures, moisture and the addition of accelerators will shorten the cure time.

How long will it last?

Curb Ramp™ is made from highly durable rubber and a polyurethane-based adhesive with exceptional bond strength. The cured material is similar to that of a professional running track or playground surface and is engineered to withstand tough climates and heavy vehicle traffic. The first Curb Ramp™ was installed over 15 years ago and is still going strong today.

How much maintenance is required?

This depends greatly on the amount of vehicle traffic and whether it was installed properly. When you notice visible signs of wear and tear, we’ve included additional primer that can be used to topcoat the Curb Ramp™ once a year as this will help ensure the material bond.

What happens if someone is driving or parallel parking in the gutter?

While Curb Ramp™ is exceptionally durable, we recommend you slope each end of Curb Ramp™ to allow easier access up and over the ends.

Will the street sweeper mess up my Curb Ramp™?

Not if Curb Ramp™ has been properly installed. The durability and bond strength of the polyurethane adhesive will hold the material together and allow street sweepers to operate without being impacted. Again, we recommend sloping the material at the ends so as to avoid unnecessary friction and clinging of the broom/bristles to the Curb Ramp™ ends.

Does Curb Ramp™ work if I have a storm sewer inlet/grate located within my driveway?

Unfortunately, no. You wouldn’t be able to spread the material over the grates without the material falling through. Also, this would not comply with HOA regulations.

What happens if I need to return or exchange my ramp?

Please contact us and let us know the reason for return. We work very hard to make sure our customers are satisfied, and in many cases we are able to correct whatever problem you are having with your Curb Ramp™.

If for some reason we can not satisfy your concerns, we will work with you to get your a refund as quickly as possible. Please note that we do not accept returns on used kits. You may return most new, unopened items sold and fulfilled by Curb Ramp™ within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Should we accept the return, the buyer is required to pay for its return.

What if the ramp is broken or damaged during shipping?

Curb Ramp™ ships in durable cardboard boxes including the gallon can of adhesive. Damage to the box is no cause for alarm. However, if the can containing the primer and adhesive have been compromised (i.e. broken, damaged or otherwise leaking) there may be an issue.

If for some reason there is a leak and the material has been compromised you must notify the shipping company immediately and file a report. Please also send us this information including a copy of the report so we can use it to process your refund. Feel free to use the form on the contact us page.

Do you ship outside the US? Alaska, Hawaii, PR?

Unfortunately we do not ship outside the continental US.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal.

How do you protect my credit card information?

At Curb Ramp™ we take your online protection very seriously and have taken the necessary measures to ensure your data safety and privacy by using SSL technology and PayPal’s secure payment gateway to protect your private information. PayPal uses data encryption and anti-fraud technology to keep your information secure, reducing the risk of online fraud. Your credit card information is never stored by Curb Ramp™.

What if I don't have a PayPal account?

If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can pay using a credit or debit card.

What if I need to cancel my order?

If you need to cancel an order, call us ASAP. In keeping with the very best customer service, we’ll do our best to cancel your order and issue a refund. If your order was already processed, however, normal return policies apply.

Do I need to have an account to order a kit?

No. You do not need to register an account to checkout.

How can I be sure the Curb Ramp™ will fit my driveway?

Curb Ramp™ can be spread over any sized driveway with any sized rolled curb gap to fit any slope. If you have questions or a special situation, feel free to contact us and we’ll offer our suggestion.

What if I want to talk to a real person about my order?

For all inquires including shipping tracking and installation questions please use the form on the contact page.

What are your Customer Service hours?

Our customer service line is open weekdays 9 am – 5 pm EST. Feel free to contact us anytime and we will get back to you within 1 business day.