|Kerb & Channel||65 years|
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 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
External Links & References
- Wikipedia Article
- NAMS.AU Practice Notes - the page includes a link to the preamble of Practice Note 2: Kerb & Channel / Gutters.
- Slipform Kerb & Channel Construction (Kelcrete)
- Google Search
The useful life of kerb & channel will vary considerably due to a range of environmental factors. All the same, it may be of interest to discover the average useful life for kerb & channel adopted by a range of councils.
If your Council would like contribute data, simply add the name of your Council and the average useful life adopted below & recalculate the average figure.
The useful life page displays the title of this page so if you do add information to the table below and it changes the average useful life, please alter the title of this page accordingly. Alternatively e-mail ua.vog.dlq.grebadnub|yddE.enyaW#ua.vog.dlq.grebadnub|yddE.enyaW & I will be delighted to add the information for you.