Kerb & Channel (also Kerb & Gutter) is a concrete or stone structure typically located at the edge of a road designed to provide road drainage, and as a barrier to prevent vehicles from leaving the road carriageway.
The useful life of kerb & channel will vary considerably due to a range of environmental & other factors. A life of 50-80 years is typical for kerb & channel in some areas.
One factor that may effect the useful life of kerb & channel is the way it was constructed.
Kerb & Channel Construction
Kerb & Channel can be constructed either by hand or with a Kerb & Channel Machine.
Kerb & Channel Profiles
The side elevation shape of kerb and channel is known as the kerb & channel profile.
There are three common Kerb & Channel profiles:
- Fully mountable
Kerb & Channel is most often of concrete construction, but older suburbs often retain the older bluestone style of kerb & Channel shown below.
Kerb & Channel Maintenance
The flow of water along a section of kerb & channel can be adversely affected by an accumulation of aggregate, dirt or debris. This problem can be remedied by removing this material using a street sweeper.
Kerb & Channel Repairs
The most common method of repairing concrete kerb & channel, is to replace it. The adjacent road surface is typically disturbed will need to be patched after the kerb has cured.
- Invert Crossing
- Kerb & Channel Useful Life Discussion
- Kerb Crossing
- Kerb Inlet
- Kerb Marker
- Side Inlet Pit
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