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Kerb Installation Guidelines


In principle, the following is prescribed:

  • Trenches on which kerbs are to be installed should be excavated and well compacted. If the engineer finds that in-situ subsoil is not good, an imported sub base material should be used.
  • A bedding material of at least 50mm thick should be used that consists of crushed stone, cement, and sand with a maximum particle size of 13.2mm.
  • There should be close joints not larger than 10mm between kerbs and they should be filled with 3:1 sand / cement . The joints must be pointed. Ends of kerbs should be well moistened before jointing, and filled joints must be covered and kept moist for 48 hours. When joints have cured an appropriate sealant must be used where necessary.
  • Allow for expansion joints of at least 12mm at intervals of at least 20m.
  • After jointing the kerbs must be backed with concrete “haunching” of at least 15Mpa and the space behind kerbs must be backfilled and well compacted in layers.

Kerbs being installed

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