A good portion of the North American housing developments built after 1980 utilized a less expensive rolled curb and gutter which in turn provides what was thought to be an acceptable driveway entry, without having to plan ahead for the driveway location. These rolled curbs were built to save the developers money and in concept was not a bad idea, just not a good design that would accommodate today’s lower slung cars and low profile tires.
It is estimated that over 9 million rolled curb driveway entries exist in the U.S. and Canada, and in most all cases can cause expensive vehicle damage and even physical injury to the occupants. In addition, wheels can be bent and steering component damaged, directly impacting wheel alignment, which in turn causes excess tire wear and increased fuel consumption. These rolled curbs seem like a great idea, but to who? Certainly not us.
Bridjit’s curb ramp was invented by John Curry after he purchased a home with a rolled curb driveway. “My neighbors and I experienced the daily annoyance of being jostled each time I entered or exited my driveway,” said Curry, the president and owner of Bridjit Curb Ramps Inc. “Instead of paying for an expensive modification to my driveway entry, ($2500 to $6000), my concept was to develop a low-impact, low cost driveway solution that would provide homeowners with a lower impact entry and exiting experience.”
Made in the USA from recycled tires, Bridjit Curb Ramps are a high-quality “green” solution designed to help homeowners reduce the jolting and jarring that occurs when entering a driveway with a rolled curb entry and to eliminate underside vehicle damage. It is ideal for any type of vehicle, and particularly for enthusiasts with luxury, sports and classic cars, trailers, RV’s, converted vans, motorcycles, golf carts or other vehicles with a low underside clearance or an extended overhang. These affordable ramps are simple to install and come in four foot modular sections that allow segmenting around cul-de-sacs,fit any width driveway, and are bolted together, not to the concrete.