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Guide to Selecting Recycled Parking Stops

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Recycled parking blocks do more than rescue pounds of discarded materials from U.S. landfills -- they perform better.

Recycled Plastic

Advantages Include:
  • More Pliable: Prevents breakage and vehicle damage.
  • Maximum Lifespan: Withstands impact and weather!
  • Low Shipping Costs: Light enough to carry
  • Self-Installation: Removable for maintenance
  • No Internal Hardware: Means less liability
  • No Maintenance: Molded-in dye; won't fade or stain!
  • LEED Credits: Each block reuses pounds of waste

  • Recycled Blocks Improve Safety: Learn How

Three Steps to Select the Right Parking Block

Step 1: Identify the Type of Parking Lot

For Paved Commercial Lots, Choose Recycled Plastic Commercial Blocks

  • 6-foot length is ideal for cars, vans and light trucks
  • Light-weight and easy to transport – Just 16 lbs
  • Injection-molded for superior durability – three year replacement warranty with normal use*

For Gravel or Aged Pavement Choose Recycled Rubber Blocks

  • Flexes slightly to accommodate unfinished surfaces
  • Reflective panels for supreme night-time visibility
  • 3-foot, 4-foot, and 6-foot lengths: Stack for custom length or use as bike lane protectors

For Standard and Large-Scale Lots, Choose Recycled Plastic Industrial Blocks

  • Lowest weight available – just 14lbs!
  • Exceptionally cost effective for large orders
  • Interior structure provides maximum support
  • Lifetime replacement warranty with normal use*

For Commercial Truck Lots Choose Recycled Plastic Heavy-Duty Truck Blocks

  • Heavy Duty for the most demanding applications – 8-feet long, 100 lbs
  • Lifetime replacement warranty with normal use*

For Industrial and Utility Sites Choose Recycled Solid Plastic Blocks

  • 4' or 6' heavy duty, solid plastic -- 6' is 30lbs
  • Comes in lighter weight economy model -- sloped ends minimize tripping (TSS Exclusive)
  • Lifetime replacement warranty with normal use*

*Excludes snow vehicle damage

Step 2: Choose a Color*

Safety Yellow

  • Highly visible to both drivers and pedestrians
  • Most popular color for both plastic and rubber
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Traditional Gray

  • The conventional look
  • Looks like concrete, but perform better
  • Available in plastic blocks only
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Standard White

  • Match parking lot lines, for a consistent look
  • Not recommended for snowy regions – can blend with snow to create a tripping hazard
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Accessibility Blue

  • Marks accessibility spaces
  • official color recognized by ADA

Step 3: Choose Self-Install Hardware, Free With Purchase

12" Galvanized Steel Spikes

-- Asphalt or Gravel

10" Lag Bolts & Anchors

-- Concrete or Asphalt

5” Large Diameter 'TapCons' (LDT)

-- Concrete only

18" Galvanized Steel Spikes

-- Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt (Best Option for Truck Blocks)

What are Home Garage Stops and How do you Use them?

The Home Garage Stops is a freestanding parking aid-- it has no installation hardware. These stops work by catching the front tire, letting the driver know it’s time to stop. Great for assisting teenagers, seniors and other vulnerable drivers.

Home Garage Stops Offer:

  • No Installation; wedges between tire and floor
  • Protection for Valuables and garage walls
  • Easy to Spot brilliant markings for maximum visibility
  • 100% Reused Tire Rubber, the toughest stuff on the market

Recycled Blocks Minimize Slip and Fall and other Hazards...

When concrete breaks, it leaves chunks strewn in the path of unsuspecting pedestrians. Recycled blocks, with superior elasticity, are harder to break and impossible to crumble.

Vibrant colors also make recycled products the safer choice. Because dye is molded throughout -- not just on the surface -- this product is guaranteed to stay highly-visible for the entirety of its use.


How do Post-Consumer Materials become Parking Blocks?

Thanks to advancements in recycling technology, we can now process used rubber and plastics with extreme pressure and heat. The result is a new type of material that's simultaneously more dense and more lightweight than anything else on the market:

Each 6’ rubber parking block saves 3.4 discarded tires via shredding and re-molding

Each 6’ plastic ‘industrial’ block saves 194 milk jugs

What are parking blocks used for?
Parking blocks help establish multiple parking slots in a designated area. They can also be used to:
  • Seal bike lanes
  • Protect grass and trees
  • Redirect downhill rainwater

How Much do Parking Blocks Weigh?
Approximate weights for 6' parking block:
  • Concrete = 245lbs
  • Recycled Rubber = 40lbs
  • Recycled Plastic = 16lbs

Can a Driver Roll Over a Parking Block?

Recycled Parking Blocks and Garage Stops provide stopping cues -- both visual and physical. Should a driver ignore these cues and fail to slow to a stop, it is possible to roll over these devices. Thanks to improved elasticity of recycled materials, however, these devices are unlikely to break or cause vehicle damage.

What are ADA's Accessible Parking Regulation?
Marked accessible parking must be provided by all businesses, facilities and public agencies:
  • Closest to destination
  • Include 60"-wide car aisles
  • Include 96"-wide van aisles

When is the Lot Owner Liable for Injuries Sustained?

If the lot/garage owner had prior knowledge of the dangerous condition –either through regular inspection or notice -- and enough time to fix it.

If the dangerous condition is large enough to be seen or has been reported by an employee or other person.

What Conditions Create ‘Slip and Fall’ Liability?
Aside from cracked or damaged pavement, dangerous conditions include:
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Broken stairwell banisters
  • Broken concrete, debris
  • Oil leaks, puddles etc.

How do I Calculate Total Parking Slots on a Lot?

The standard parking slot is 9’ X 18’ or 162 sq feet. Isles should be 12' for one-way traffic and 20' for two-way. Therefore:

  • Surface area in sq ft
  • (subtract) Isle area
  • (divided by) 162
  • = Total # of slots

What is the Most Efficient Angle for Parking Slots?

Angling parking slots at 30-degrees allows you to shorten slot length to 16'10”. By comparison, 90-degree angle slots must be a full 18’ while parallel slots should be at least 24’ long.