How To Install Rubber Speed Bumps on
Installing a rubber speed bump is a simple process and only requires simple tools to accomplish. There are no specialty tools or heavy machinery required.
Here is a list of what you’ll need:
Hammer drill with a 1/2” masonry bit
Mallot or sledge hammer
Traffic cones and/or signs
First, let’s consider that rubber speed bumps are impervious to rain and snow, so installation will not be impaired by inclement weather. Rubber traffic bumps can be installed in any type of weather. So provided your workers are willing to work in the rain, so is the rubber speed bump!
Also consider that because these are pre-molded and ready to install, there is no time necessary for drying, and installation is much smoother because each surface will easily align to the next.
You’ll want to begin by using the traffic cones and/or signs to block off the area in which you’ll be working. Since Rubber Speed Bumps offer such quick installation and install in sections, there is no need to completely close down the roadway while working. One lane of traffic can be kept open while installation is done on the other lane. This is a huge advantage over asphalt.
After you’ve partitioned off your working area, you’ll want to use the broom to remove any dust and debris from the surface. This will ensure a solid installation. If debris such as stones or rubbish is left under the speed bump, this may cause damages to the bump and performance could be decreased.
Your site is now prepared for the actual installation. Begin by positioning the speed bump at the location in which it will be installed. Remember, rubber bumps are flexible, so if your surface isn’t perfectly level or flat, it’s okay. You can measure the area to be sure you have the bumps centered, or simply lay them out and visually position them, whichever you prefer.
Once you have your speed bumps positioned, you’ll want to drill within each anchor point hole of the bump. You’ll want to drill approximately 3 – 4″ deep. This is a pilot hole for the anchors you’ll be installing later. If the bump begins to move around or shift while drilling, you can use your foot to steady it as you drill.
After each of the holes are drilled, you can move the speed bump section and clean the drill shavings from beneath. If necessary, re-drill holes to ensure they are adequate for the rebar spikes used to anchor the bumps.
You can now place the bump back into position and place the 1/2″ rebar spikes (14″ length) in each anchor point location. Use a sledge hammer or mallet to drive the spikes into the asphalt. Be sure to drive the spike to the point that the head of the spike is countersunk into the provided area. This will ensure that the spike is not exposed, and therefore will protect vehicles that travel over them.
Once installation is complete, a quick visual check of them once or twice a year will keep them in good working order for years and years to come.