Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the actual dimensions of each ramp section.
Each section nominally measures 48 in. long x 16 in. wide x 2 3/4 in. thick at the center, tapering to 3/4 thick at the top and bottom.
How do I determine the number of 4ft. BRIDJIT sections required for my driveway?
The number of 4 ft. sections required depends primarily on the width and depth of your driveway. A 2-car garage, with a driveway less than 2 cars deep, will require more sections, in that you do not have room to maneuver your cars to the center of the driveway opening. These additional sections can be added later, but we recommend a minimum of 4 sections if you have a 2-car garage with less than a 2-car deep driveway or a 3-car garage.
What joining method is used to keep the BRIDJIT sections together?
BRIDJIT comes supplied with 1/2in. x 71/2in. galvanized bolts, preinserted into the center sections. These bolts need to be driven into the adjoining section as shown in our instruction manual. Friction between the rubber and bolts keep the sections tight together, the supplied nuts are a fail safe step.
What keeps BRIDJIT in place during use?
BRIDJIT's weight provides the stability required to keep the device in place, with little or no adjustment required during use. Mechanical fixing to the curb should not be required.
How does BRIDJIT allow for flow of water?
BRIDJIT has a full length 2 1/2in. waterway built into the underneath of the product, as well as angled ends which promotes excessive water to flow out and around the device, cleaning out debris.
How does BRIDJIT compensate for curved curbing as used in cul-de-sacs?
BRIDJIT was manufactured in 4ft sections to allow for curvature of the curbing. The longer connection bolts allow the device to make the turn, leaving what we believe is an acceptable wedge of space between sections as they fit in place.
What maintenance is required for the BRIDJIT product?
Depending greatly on the amount of construction or maintenance work done around the home or neighborhood, it is suggested that BRIDJIT be periodically flipped up out of the gutter (using two people), the gutter area swept up, and debris properly discarded.
What effect does exposure to the elements have on BRIDJIT?
BRIDJIT is made from ground up rubber tires and will in time tend to lose it's luster, turning much the same color as the asphalt street, remaining durable for many years
What happens if someone is driving or parallel parking in the gutter?
We have sloped each end of BRIDJIT to allow easier access up and over the ends. This feature, along with the durability of the rubber material, should eliminate any concern.
Is street sweeper operation impacted?
We have been testing BRIDJIT for almost 2 years and due to the weight and durability have had no impact by street sweeping machinery.
How does Bridjit work if I have a storm sewer inlet/grate located within my driveway?
Depending on the exact right to left location of the grate and depth of your driveway Bridjit can still be utilized. You should never place the Bridjit ramp over the top of the grate. Please contact us at www.info.bridjit.com for possible solutions and provide a picture of your driveway if possible.