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Wheel stops are essential tools for creating safe, efficient, and orderly parking areas. These devices are specifically designed to prevent vehicles from overrunning or encroaching into areas where they may cause damage or pose a risk to pedestrians. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the various aspects of wheel stops, including their construction, installation, and maintenance, to help you make an informed decision when selecting the perfect solution for your parking needs.


Material Options and Construction

Astrolift wheel stops are made from strengthened recycled rubber, which offers several advantages over traditional materials like concrete or plastic. Rubber wheel stops are more durable, resistant to cracking or chipping, and provide a higher level of shock absorption. Additionally, their environmentally friendly construction supports sustainability efforts by reusing waste materials and reducing the carbon footprint associated with manufacturing.


Selecting the Right Size and Style

Wheel stops come in various sizes and styles, designed to suit different types of parking spaces and vehicle sizes. When selecting a wheel stop, consider the dimensions of your parking area, the types of vehicles that will use the space, and any specific safety or accessibility requirements. Astrolift offers a wide range of wheel stops in different lengths and sizes, ensuring you'll find the perfect fit for your project.


Proper Installation and Maintenance

Installing wheel stops correctly is crucial for their effectiveness and longevity. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to install wheel stops, ensuring they provide optimal protection for your parking areas.

Step 1: Determine the Placement
Before starting the installation process, determine the ideal placement for your wheel stops. They should be positioned at the head of each parking space, ensuring that vehicles are guided accurately and consistently within the designated area.

Step 2: Mark the Position
Once you have determined the placement, use a chalk or a marker to outline the wheel stop's position on the ground. This will help ensure accurate alignment and make the installation process more manageable.

Step 3: Prepare the Surface
Clean the installation area, removing any debris or loose materials to ensure a flat, even surface. This will allow the wheel stops to sit flush with the ground and provide a secure connection.

Step 4: Drill Holes
Place the wheel stop on the marked position and use it as a template to drill holes into the ground. The number of holes required will depend on the size and style of the wheel stop, as well as the type of surface (concrete or asphalt). Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for the appropriate hole size and depth.

Step 5: Insert Fixings
Once the holes are drilled, remove any debris from the holes and insert the appropriate fixings for your surface type. For concrete surfaces, use expansion bolts or concrete anchors, while for asphalt surfaces, use heavy-duty spikes or asphalt anchors.

Step 6: Position the Wheel Stop
Align the wheel stop with the drilled holes, ensuring it sits flush with the ground and is correctly positioned according to your initial markings.

Step 7: Secure the Wheel Stop
Using a wrench or ratchet, tighten the fixings to secure the wheel stop in place. Ensure they are fastened snugly without over-tightening, as this may cause damage to the wheel stop or the surface.

Step 8: Inspect the Installation
Once the wheel stop is securely fastened, inspect the installation to ensure it is properly aligned, flush with the ground, and securely attached. Make any necessary adjustments to achieve the desired positioning and stability.

Step 9: Repeat for Additional Wheel Stops
If you are installing multiple wheel stops, follow the same process for each one, ensuring consistent and accurate placement throughout your parking facility.

Step 10: Perform Regular Maintenance
To maintain the effectiveness and longevity of your wheel stops, perform regular inspections for any signs of wear, damage, or loosening of fixings. Address any issues promptly to ensure optimal performance and safety in your parking areas.

What is the purpose of wheel stops?

Wheel stops are designed to provide effective protection in parking areas, preventing collisions with buildings, people, or other vehicles.

What materials are wheel stops made from?

Astrolift wheel stops are made from strengthened recycled rubber, ensuring durability and compliance with safety standards.

Are Astrolift wheel stops compliant with safety standards?

Yes, Astrolift wheel stops meet the stringent Australian and New Zealand safety standards, minimizing risk to your business.

Can wheel stops be used in various industries?

Absolutely, wheel stops are widely used in airports, hotels, hospitals, stadiums, schools, shopping centers, car parks, and parking facilities.

What sizes and lengths do Astrolift wheel stops come in?

Astrolift offers a wide range of wheel stops in various lengths and sizes to cater to diverse parking requirements.

What is the warranty on Astrolift wheel stops?

All Astrolift wheel stops come with a quality-backed warranty for peace of mind.

How are wheel stops installed?

Wheel stops can be easily installed using appropriate fixings for the surface they are being mounted on, such as concrete or asphalt.

Are wheel stops environmentally friendly?

Astrolift wheel stops are crafted from strengthened recycled rubber, promoting sustainability and eco-friendliness.

How do I choose the right wheel stop for my vehicle?

Contact our team at Astrolift to discuss your project requirements, and we'll help you select the ideal wheel stop solution.