n IMIESA - Safer routes with precast - cement & concrete

Volume 45 Number 2
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 45 Number 2, Feb 2020, p. 42 - 43
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


The widespread construction of kerbs only began in the 18th century, despite them having been around since the days of Pompeii. Originally utilised for the beautification of the city and to separate transportation from pedestrians, the humble kerb has evolved into an infrastructure necessity, by, for example, preventing drivers from parking on pavements and lawns in addition to providing structural support for pavement edges. Technicrete’s precast barrier kerbs have been successfully installed on numerous regional infrastructural projects throughout South Africa due to their 100% local fabrication and excellent quality. The kerb uses the half-battered profile. This more vertical face offers a type of barrier to motorists for them to be sufficiently aware that they are dangerously close to the edge. The sloping-back profile enables asphalt and compaction rollers to operate right up to the edge of the pavement without scratching or damaging the kerb face when the surfacing is laid.

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