Use this CSI 3-part SimpleSpecs™ template Easy to specify precast concrete parking bumpers, sometimes referred to as “wheel stops”.
Concrete parking bumpers, also known as wheel stops, are barriers installed in parking lots and garages to prevent vehicles from overshooting a parking space and potentially causing damage to other vehicles or buildings. They are typically made from pre-cast concrete installed directly on the pavement. Also, anchored to the pavement using various means, such as rebar and epoxy.
They are effective and durable for marking parking spaces and preventing accidents. Low in maintenance and can withstand heavy use and exposure to the elements. They are ideal for use in commercial and public parking lots, private garages, and driveways.
Wheel stops are typically installed at the front of a parking spot. They are designed to stop a vehicle’s wheels from rolling over the line, which will help to maintain the parking lot organization and make it easier for drivers to park their vehicles. They are also designed to protect the parking lot from damage caused by the constant movement of vehicles.
Concrete parking bumpers are a cost-effective solution for parking lot safety compared to other options, such as asphalt or rubber wheel stops. They are also customizable and can be painted with different colors to match the parking lot design or with reflective paint for increased visibility at night.
Parking bumpers can be attached to asphalt, concrete paving, and gravel surfacing using dowels. On structured parking decks, it may be necessary to use an epoxy-setting bed.
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Design professionals are accustomed to seeing lengthy project specifications, so why is SimpleSpecs™ so short?
Specifications have grown evermore wordy over the years for several reasons:
The mistaken belief that specifications must be lengthy and legal-sounding to be enforceable. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Having shorter, easily understood specifications makes us less likely to have problems in the field.
A belief that having lots of words protects us from a Contactor making mistakes. There is no way to include enough statements to protect yourself from a bad contractor, regardless of the length of your specification.
Our desire to be in control of the project by specifying means and methods instead of including simple, enforceable statements.
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