Installation

How many kits do I need?

In short: A typical double car driveway entrance 16-18 ft with a standard rolled curb requires approximately two kits.

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Can I remove it once installed?

Yes, you can create a removable ramp by using a substrate.

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NOTE: For curb-bonded Installations (without a protective substrate), Curb Ramp can be removed once installed using a floor scraper, however removing the ramp destroys the bond of the material and thus cannot be reinstalled at a later time. A re-installation would require a new kit.

Curb Ramp is a much more permanent solution than pre-made driveway ramps. While ready-made products are more portable, they often don’t fit the gutter shape, are much more expensive and can’t be customized to fit all sized curbs. Curb Ramp provides a custom-fit solution with the removable option by simply using a protective substrate.

What substrates can be used?

We recommend using a vapor barrier, pond liner, or shower pan liner cut it into strips to fit your curb.

Are there any other color options?

There are several options which can provide a durable protective coating and textured finish to customize the aesthetics of the ramp surface to your liking. While we do not currently endorse nor sell specific brands or products for top coating, numerous customers have reported success using a variety of products available at their local hardware store.

We encourage our customers to thoroughly research any supplementary topcoat products. At Curb Ramp, we value your feedback and strive to provide the best possible information and recommendations to our customers. If you find topcoats you like or perform any customization you’re proud of, let us know and we can share them with our community. If you have any questions about a particular product you find, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to provide our thoughts and recommendations.

How long does it take to install?

Curb Ramp can be installed by one person in about an hour. The components are mixed together 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. Learn more >

How long does it take to cure?

It usually takes about 24 and 48 hours to set up/cure. It can be driven on once completely hardened. We recommend doing a touch test to confirm the ramp is solid after a day – the cured material will feel similar to that of a professional running track or playground surface. When in doubt, it’s probably best to wait a day. You wouldn’t want to drive over it if it’s not sufficiently firm.

Is there a minimum thickness at the edges?

There’s not really minimum thickness. It feathers smooth where it tapers to meet the existing asphalt or concrete, but there will inevitably be a very small lip technically.

Will this bond to asphalt as well as concrete?

Yes, it will bond to asphalt with the same strength as to concrete.

Can it be applied to wet asphalt or concrete?

Priming is not recommended when the surface is wet. Some air moisture (humidity) is good for curation, but the surface of your ramp should be clean and dried before priming.

Can I add more material after it has set and dried?

Yes, you can. Just re-prime the area and apply more mixed material atop and it will adhere just fine. For mild wear and tear, an Asphalt Emulsion Sealer can also be applied using a paint brush to create a protective lining for new and existing ramps.

Can this material be used for DIY molded ramps?

Yes, our product can be used to fill a ramp mold.

What do you clean the tools up with afterwards?

You can clean any tools used with Mineral Spirits or similar paint thinner.

Can you direct me to any local installers?

Unfortunately we don’t have a network of installers nationwide, but any local landscape contractor ought to be able to apply this to your curb no problem using a trowel. Here’s a quick video of the process: DIY Curb Ramp – How To Make A Removable Driveway Ramp For Lowered Cars. Please note that the removable substrate is optional.

Who can I speak with about my situation?

Feel free to send us a photo of your particular project using the appropriate form on the contact page and we can take a look and connect you with one of our specialists by email or phone.

Applications

What types of driveway curbs can you install this on?

Curb Ramp is commonly used on:

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

.. and when ready-made products just don’t fit!

View Gallery: Compatible Driveway Curb Types

Have a question about whether Curb Ramp will work in your situation?

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How does the ramp allow for flow of water?

The finished ramp is semi-porous, which allows for some drainage naturally. To further 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. (In other words, don’t make a hard right angle at either end of your ramp..) 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. If you plan on installing a drainage channel, please refer to this article.

How does it compare to other driveway ramps?

Pre-made driveway curb ramps are significantly more expensive for the same coverage and cannot be easily adjusted to fit your curved driveway’s rolled curb. This product can be used as a driveway “curb bridge” where ready-made product simply are not going to work – whether they don’t fit the gutter shape or are too expensive for the desired coverage by volume. Bottom line? Curb Ramp saves you hundreds of dollars and offers the flexibility to make a custom ramp to fit the unique shape and size of your driveway entrance.

Still shopping around? Check out this article on how Curb Ramp measures up to the alternatives.

How much maintenance is required?

This depends greatly on the amount of vehicle traffic and whether it was installed properly. Most installations will last many years before any maintenance is required. If you notice visible signs of minor wear and tear on the surface, a topcoat can be applied using a paint brush to create a protective lining for new and existing ramps. Contact us for our latest topcoat product recommendations or any other maintenance questions.

How can I be sure this will fit my driveway curb?

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.

How does it compensate for curved curbs/ 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.

Will it keep its shape at thicker depths?

A finished Curb Ramp is highly durable and retains its durability and elasticity for several inches in depth.

Is this product compliant with my HOA?

Local rules and regulations with regard to driveway curb entrances can differ from one neighborhood to the next. Curb Ramp LLC assumes no liability for violations of local laws nor regulations. We encourage anyone interested in installing a driveway curb ramp to consult with their HOA as well as any other applicable local rules and/ or regulations prior to installation. In many cases, building a removable ramp using a substrate and/ or installing drainage channel using a pipe or similar accessory will satisfy most HOA’s concerns. For more information on Homeowner’s Association compliance including tips from past customers, refer to this article.

Will the street sweeper mess up my 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.

What keeps the 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.

Can I put Curb Ramp on top of an existing ramp?

Yes. Curb Ramp’s chemical bond is exceptionally strong. When applying to an existing permanent ramp, we recommend you first prime your driveway, then place the rubber ramp, and finally cover the ramp with the Curb Ramp material. For removable ramps, we recommend first applying a rubber substrate and priming it before placing your rubber ramp.

Will it work over a drainage grate?

No, you wouldn’t be able to spread the material over the grates without the material falling through.

Will this work on a 90° gap going into my garage?

Yes, Curb Ramp can be spread to fill the gap, creating a ramp for a smoother entry.

Weather & Longevity

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.

What is the minimum installation temperature?

Curb Ramp cures best in warm, humid weather, but the adhesive will still bond well in cold temperatures and is tested down to 5 degrees. When temperatures are below freezing, it will take longer to cure. In preparation for the install, you’ll want to make sure the adhesive has been stored in a relatively warm environment before you try and prime and/or mix it with the material. If the can has been sitting out in the cold at those temperatures, it will be very thick – like molasses – and much harder to work with. Typically, customers in these climates will do the mixing in a heated garage, for example. If you are mixing in an enclosed space, please note that while the adhesive is low VOC, you’ll want to be sure there is some ventilation in the room to disperse fumes emitted by the polyurethane binder so as not to inhale those directly in a concentrated environment.

How does this product stand up against snow plows?

While we have not performed tests against snow plows, we also have not had any reports of ramps getting ripped up by one. When you shape or “feather out” the ends of the ramp to guide water safely around it, this also helps guide the blades of a snow plow over the top of it. However, we are not able to make any guarantees and are not responsible for damage caused by snowplows, street sweepers or other road clearing vehicles.

What about weather conditions? Like rain or wet pavement? Can it be rained on before it's dry?

Curb Ramp is water-resistant and highly durable. It has been rigorously tested and successfully installed across the U.S. in all types of climates. Ideally you’ll want to wait for a clear day/ span of days to install and let cure. If you get a popup shower it won’t ruin it, but lots of heavy rain during the curation period  would not be good, so it would be best to try and cover it with a tarp and redirect water around it if possible in the event of any unexpected showers.

Is it waterproof after it dries or will it absorb moisture?

A finished Curb Ramp is water resistant, not fully waterproof. While most water will flow over or around the ramp, it will absorb small amounts of moisture and discards it through evaporation.

At what temperatures can it be used?

Installation is best in warm temperatures, but can be installed at any temperature, ideally above freezing. If it’s real cold there, just make sure the adhesive stays warm up to the point of installation. If it’s been sitting out in the cold for some time it will be like molasses and harder to spread/mix.

How long will it last?

Curb Ramps are highly durable. Depending on the severity and fluctuations of weather, they can last for years without needing any structural repairs. The first Curb Ramp was installed 15 years ago and has only required some minor aesthetic repairs.

Will it break the ramp if I drag/ remove it daily?

A finished Curb Ramp is highly durable. If properly installed and handled, a removable Curb Ramp should retain its structure for a considerable amount of time, although Curb Ramp assumes no liability, expressed or implied of the handling or mishandling of ramps under such circumstances.

Orders & Processing

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

No, we do not ship outside the continental US.

How are shipping costs calculated?

The UPS extension obtains rates dynamically from the UPS API during cart/checkout. UPS’s shipping calculator estimates the time and cost of delivery based on the destination and origin zip code, as well as the product weight and dimensions in order to obtain real-time rates. Unfortunately, we do not have control over this charge.

Curb Ramp Shipping Specifications:

  • Weight: 50 lb
  • Package Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 12″
  • Distributor Location: Pueblo West, CO 81007

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal.

How do you protect my credit card information?

We take your online protection very seriously and have taken the necessary measures to ensure your data safety and privacy by using PayPal’s secure gateway to protect your private information. PayPal uses data encryption and anti-fraud technology to keep your information secure. Your credit card information is never stored by us.

What if I don't have a PayPal?

You can pay by debit or credit card if you don’t have a PayPal account. Simply select “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” at Checkout.

Do I need to have an account to place an order?

No. You do not need to register an account.

What if I need to cancel?

If you need to cancel an order, please contact 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.

What 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 product is 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 offer a warranty?

As with any DIY 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 the cost per kit?

You can find up-to-date pricing including limited-time discounts and specials on the product page.

Product Specifications

What keeps it together?

Curb Ramp is sealed with an adhesive providing exceptional bond strength. This solidifies the compound to the curb and prevents it from shifting.

What is the adhesive?

The adhesive is a commercial grade solvent-free, moisture curing, one-component, polyurethane binder. Chemical specifications and safety data can be found on the product page.

What is the shelf life of the adhesive?

It has a 6 month shelf life, but can last longer than that if the seal is good.

A few things to look for:

  • If you see any signs of leakage around seal or seam – Bad.
  • Shake the can a little – Can you hear the adhesive slosh around? If so, good.
  • If you open it and see a crusty top, it has been exposed to air and compromised – Bad.

Customer Service

What are your CS 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.

Can I speak with a customer service representative?

For all inquires regarding this product, shipping/tracking and/or installation please use the appropriate form on the contact page. For specific installation questions, feel free to send us a photo of your particular project using the appropriate form on the contact page and we can take a look and connect you with one of our specialists by email or phone.

Note:

We have temporarily de-listed our 800 phone number for numerous reasons.

  1. We lost two of our employees and are a bit short-staffed at the moment.
  2. Most of our customers prefer to reach out over email, so we found putting our time toward responding to every email more valuable for our current and prospective customers.

We have put considerable effort detailing answers in our comprehensive FAQ archives below. We still have a phone number we use for installation help, but reserve it for exceptional circumstances. We are sorry for any inconvenience you may experience with our current system.