Wheel Stops

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What are Wheel Stops?

Wheel stops may be provided where it is considered necessary to limit the travel of a vehicle into a parking space. Wheel Stops are commonly used in areas where pedestrians could be in danger of the parking vehicle or to stop a car from contact a wall, barrier or kerb. They are also used to prevent vehicles from encroaching over a walkway, embankment, drop off (multi storey carpark) or ditch.

Wheel stoppers commonly come in Rubber, Concrete or Plastic options. You can view more on these 3 options and what one would best suit your application here: https://www.areasafe.com.au/industries/building-and-construction/wheel-stops-faq-rubber-vs- concrete-vs-plastic/

Sizing of wheel stops according to AS2890.1:2004

The Australian Standards AS2890.1:2004 states that ‘Wheel stops shall be between 90 and 100mm in height, and 1650 +/- 50mm in width. Area Safe has multiple options of compliant wheel stops that meet this size standard. We also supply 1m, 2m and 2.5m long wheel stops. See more on where you would use these non-compliant wheel stops here: https://www.areasafe.com.au/industries/building-and-construction/when-would-you-use-a-2m- concrete-wheel-stop/

Positioning of wheel stops according to AS2890.1:2004

(From face of kerb/wall to vehicle side of wheel stop)

High Kerb or Wall (higher than 150mm)

  • Front in: 820mm
  • Rear In: 1100mm

Standard Kerb (up to 150mm)

  • Front in: 620mm
  • Rear In: 900mm

How to install Rubber Wheel Stops

Recommended Installation for wheel stops onto bitumen

  1. Clean area
  2. Position wheel stop or template according to AS2890.1:2004 (see above)
  3. Drill Ø10mm pilot holes through the fixing holes in the wheel stops (or template) just penetrating through the bitumen layer
  4. Move wheel stop or template aside and clean area
  5. Add sealant adhesive to underside of wheel stop (optional) and into the bitumen holes
  6. Position wheel stop and hammer in M12 x 300 Gal fasteners ensuring the head of the fastener is seated correctly in the recessed area

Recommended Installation for wheel stops onto concrete

  1. Clean area
  2. Position wheel stop or template according to AS2890.1:2004 (see above)
  3. Drill Ø10mm pilot holes through the wheel stop or template ±50mm deep
  4. Move wheel stop or template aside and finish drilling holes Ø16mm x ±90mm deep
  5. Extract dust from holes and clean area
  6. Add sealant adhesive to underside of wheel stop (optional)
  7. Position wheel stop and fasten with M16 x 145mm D-Bolts and washers. Ensure that the top of the fastener is seated correctly in the recessed area

How to install Concrete Wheel Stops

Recommended Installation for wheel stops onto concrete or Bitumen

  1. Clean area
  2. Position with template or wheel stop
  3. Drill holes for dowels, -if on to concrete, drill 70mm deep hole so dowel remains 80mm
  4. above ground -if on to bitumen, drill through bitumen layer and hammer remaining so there
  5. is 80mm remaining above ground
  6. Remove template and Clean area
  7. Epoxy Dowels in place
  8. Epoxy base of wheel stop and lower over dowels
  9. Grout around dowels using non shrink grout

*Please note - It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the product is suitable for the application and that it is installed in a safe manner based on customer's risk analysis.

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