What is a wheel stop? As their name suggests, they are used to stop wheels. This could be for cars, heavy vehicles like trucks, and everything in between. They act as barriers for tyres, controlling them moving backwards or forwards in a parking space.
They also act as crash barriers in car parks and anywhere that cars will be parking, and traffic flow needs to be controlled. While the hope is that drivers will be aware of obstructions around them, a wheel barrier ensures that dangerous collisions will not happen.
Wheel stops are an integral aspect of road safety equipment. When fitting out a parking area, it’s in your best interest to install all necessary safety equipment. Not only does it ensure that visitors will have a safe parking experience, but it also helps to protect your property from damage.
So what is a wheel stop?
Made from concrete, recycled plastics, rubber or poly (Linear Low-Density Polyethylene - LLDPE), wheel barriers are blocks that are attached to the ground in car parking spaces to stop wheels from moving beyond them. While this is the basic definition, there are many other features that make them an integral car park feature.
Wheel barrier features include:
Benefits of wheel barriers
There are many benefits to installing wheel barriers in places like car parks, storefronts, residential areas, industrial areas or against fence lines. Here’s just a few:
Where can stops be installed
The benefit of wheel barriers can be installed wherever cars will be parked. Some of the most common areas you will find them are:
Commercial parking lots: Whether this is a shopping area or at storefronts, commercial parking lots are heavily frequented and often connect with pedestrian walk-ways and other kinds of traffic. That’s why wheel barriers are a necessity in these areas.
Multi-story car parks: Multi-story or parking garages see a lot of vehicle traffic at all times of the day. With the sheer amount of cars and often tight spaces, wheel barriers mark out car spaces to avoid any confusion or back-up of traffic flow and ensure an economical use of space.
Industrial areas: Industrial areas will see a high volume of heavy vehicles and often harsh conditions. Wheel barriers offer a durable solution to withstand high pressure and constant use. There are specific wheel barriers made for trucks and heavy vehicles that are higher and stronger to withstand heavy weights and larger tyres. These are your best options in industrial areas.
Residential areas: Residential areas require clear parking perimeters so that residents can ensure they have a dedicated space for their car and also to meet building regulations. Wheel barriers in residential areas need to be durable and long-lasting, ensuring that they can withstand use outside and within an undercover parking area.
Why choose Enforcer Group wheel barriers?
Our mission at Enforcer Group is to provide excellent quality products and services to all of our customers, with the idea of forming long-term relationships and great outcomes for our customers. We continually research and innovate our products and materials in our manufacturing processes.
Our wheel barriers and car park products are the best on the market, offering durable, effective, environmentally-friendly, and economical products to our valuable clients all over the country.
If you still have questions about “what is a wheel stop?” or about any of the products we offer, our friendly team are here to help. You can call us on 1300 85 40 10 or get in touch here.
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