How To Make Your Driveway Curb Ramps Look As Good As Possible
A driveway curb ramp is a great addition to your driveway, especially if you have a car with low ground clearance. There are actually many great reasons to own a driveway curb ramp. For starters:
- Curb ramps prevent driveshaft damage
- Curb ramps prevent front splitter damage
- Curb ramps prevent underbody damage
- Curb ramps prevent wheel alignment issues
Yet, many curb ramps come with a drawback. They may ruin your house’s curb appeal after a little while. It’s because:
- Dirt and debris can accumulate under a curb ramp over time
- The weight of your vehicle(s) can shift the curb ramp sections that aren’t bolted together. While there’s a natural shift in all curb ramps, some move a lot and make the ramp look cluttered (see photo below)
- A painted or coated curb ramp can flake over time, making the curb ramp look old and worn
The weight of your vehicle(s) will shift most curb ramps after a while, but some ramps prevent this more than others.
Don’t let these issues scare you away from a curb ramp altogether, though! It’s possible to prevent the above issues. All you need to do is:
- Use a set of curb ramp sections that are designed to lessen the above issues
- Do some light maintenance from time to time
As long as you do the above things, your curb ramp will maintain your home’s curb appeal for a long time. It’ll enhance your house’s appearance instead of ruining it. Here’s how:
1. Connect The Ramp Sections Together
Take a look at this illustration:
Does the curb ramp look good? Your answer is most likely no. It’s because the sections aren’t aligned, and that creates a cluttered appearance. If this bothers you (as much as it does us), we have good news. There’s an easy way to prevent this issue. All you need to do is bolt together the sections, or figure out another way to connect them. Many curb ramp sections aren’t designed to be connected to each other, though. But there’s a brand that makes it possible: BRIDJIT.
At BRIDJIT, we design our ramp sections to be bolted together as easily as possible.
2. Avoid Coating A Rubber Ramp
Some people like to coat their rubber curb ramp with paint or some sort of protective coating. While the coating may look great at first, it’ll end up ruining the ramp’s appearance after a while. The coating will crack and flake away over time. That will make your practically new ramp look old and worn.
3. Clean Your Curb Ramp Once In A While
The curb area (especially underneath the ramp) will collect dirt and debris over time. You can tackle this problem by cleaning the curb area once in a while. There are two ways to do this:
- Have a buddy help you flip your ramp onto the street and sweep away the dirt and debris underneath
- Hose down the curb ramp
The second method can be hard if you don’t have a hose that extends to the end of the driveway. The first option can be hard too, if you have a curb ramp that’s hard to flip up.
We designed our BRIDJIT curb ramp with regular maintenance in mind. That’s why it’s easy for two people to flip a BRIDJIT curb ramp onto the street and out of the way. As long as you have a BRIDJIT curb ramp at the end of your driveway, maintaining the curb area will be easy as pie.
A BRIDJIT Curb Ramp Will Always Look Nice In Front Of Your House
Many curb ramps often look dirty, damaged and like they are falling apart after only a little use. A BRIDJIT curb ramp doesn’t fall into this category. It’s because:
- BRIDJIT curb ramp sections remain aligned better than most because you can bolt them together
- A BRIDJIT curb ramp can be flipped over, so cleaning the area will be easy
In other words, having a BRIDJIT curb ramp at the end of your driveway means great curb appeal! Learn more about the BRIDJIT curb ramp today!