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Wheel Stops Installation PROJECT

It is pretty funny that the last post I did was all about parking lot striping, and today I am writing about parking lots again.  One of my clients asked if I could install wheel stops and speed bumps in their parking lot up in the Dallas area.  Not knowing much about either of these, I reached out for help to Parking Lot Striping Plano to get some much-needed assistance.   John, was a great help when it came to all things related to wheel stops and speed bumps and I found it much easier just to subcontract this work out to him instead of making the trek up to Dallas to do it myself.


Wheel Stop Installation Process

As with anything, there are multiple options when it comes to wheel stops.  You can purchase rubber, concrete, and even steel wheel stops.  All come with different price points, so knowing which one best fit with your need and budget will be handy to know.  Of course, not all wheel stops are made equal and will have different life spans.   Also, the types of vehicle traffic can have a huge bearing on the lifespan of any wheel stop.

In this article, I am going to discuss the installation process of how to install a rubber wheel stop.

Step 1 Measure

  • Lay the wheel stop out in the general location that it will be permanently placed. Approximately 900mm from the back of the parking space
  • Measure from the top of the parking space to the center of the first hole in the wheel stop. (There will be three to four holes in the wheel stop depending on the size and manufacturer. Measure for each hole to make sure you get the wheel stop in the correct position.)

Step 2 Mark

  • Next, mark each hole by using your drill bit inserted into each of the four holes and start to drill a hole in the concrete or asphalt.

Step 3 Drill

  • Once all of the holes are marked, move the wheel stop out of the way and fully drill the holes in the concrete or asphalt using a 16mm drill bit.

Step 4 Clean The Area

  • The drilling process will create a lot of shavings or dust around the hole. Use a small sweeper, or vacuum to remove the dust generated from the drilling process.

Step 5 Secure

  • Next use the rebar spikes that were included with the rubber wheel stop to secure the wheel stop to the asphalt or concrete.
  • Place a rebar spike in each of the four holes on top of the wheel stop, and hammer into the holes that you just drilled in Step 3


Here is a great video showing you the actual installation steps of a rubber wheel stop.

There you have it, it is that easy.   Other wheel stops will have similar installation processes, so be sure to reach out to the manufacturer of your wheel stops for the specific installation instructions.   Concrete and steel wheel stops may turn into a multiple person project due to the actual weight and size of each of the stops.