A kerbstone is one of the stones, or a range of stones, forming a curb, as along a street. A Kerbstone is a constricted stone or a concrete solid which fix end to end with other solids to form a Kerb. It makes the drivers conscious of the pavements and greenery areas in demarcating roads, streets, car parks etc. It makes a clear-cut view of the carriageway. Kerbstone helps in preventing any kind of spreading from the carriageway. Other than roads kerbstone had shown its excellence in creating lawn boundaries in houses and parks, edges along pavements, squares, car parks. Find manufacturers of kerbstones of various sizes on this page.
The kerbstones are of a kind of rock called greywacke and they are thought to have been quarried and then dragged or carried by boat to the Boyne Valley from Clogher Head some twenty kilometres to the northeast, up the coast from the mouth of the Boyne.
A concrete kerb is an essential addition to a road, cycleway or footpath. It has several uses, with its main purpose being to neatly create separation and visual delineation of walkways and other trafficked areas.
For most purposes, the top of the kerb should be 100 mm above the road surface. If kerbs are placed too high it can induce 'kerb shyness' which is where the width of the carriageway is effectively reduced.
Edging stones are used to stop the base spreading as weight is applied to it and as such must be laid in a strong mix of concrete, or firmly embedded in soil if sinking straight into the ground.
Curb is also the American spelling of the noun kerb. There is no difference in pronunciation. The kerb is the raised edge between a pavement and a road. The taxi pulled into the kerb.
The purpose of a kerb
Types of Kerbs
Kerbs should be installed on a concrete bed which is on top of the subbase mentioned above. Kerbs should be backed by concrete and not only haunched with concrete behind their joints.