Five Ways to Keep Tires out of Landfills

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 290 million scrap tires are generated in the United States every year. While recycling tires has increased dramatically in recent years, the fact remains that there are too many used tires clogging our landfills. On the surface, this may not seem like a huge problem, but tire piles are more than just a nuisance – they are a health hazard. They attract pests like rodents who nest in them and mosquitoes that live in the stagnant rain water collected in the tires. In addition, if the tires catch fire, they produce black smoke and air pollutants, posing significant risks to humans, animals and the environment.

Fortunately, we can help to solve the problem by finding creative ways to recycle and reuse tire rubber. Here are five ways to keep tires out of landfills:

1. Curb ramps – Made from crumb rubber, auto curb ramps are used to bridge the gap from street to driveway in neighborhoods where rollover curbs make the transition difficult. In a three-piece curb bridge set, 12 tires are recycled.

2. Highway resurfacing – In several states crumb rubber is being mixed with recycled and virgin asphalt materials attaining a high reduction of internal vehicle noise as well as a reduction of highway noise in highly populated areas. This reduces the amount of limited resource virgin asphalt being used.

3. Highway sound barriers – Many states are now using sound barriers to protect neighborhoods from the loud noises produced by nearby highways. In northern Virginia, a sound barrier was developed using a mixture of concrete aggregate, cement, water and small pieces of shredded tires. Sounds are absorbed by this “Whisper Wall.”

4. Rubber surfacing – Rubber tires are being used as playground and running track surfacing. The resulting material is durable as well as soft, lessening the impact of a fall and reduces injury to runners. This same material is also being used as mulch in road medians or landscaping areas.

5. Tires as fuel – Scrap tires can be used as fuel in shredded form or whole to make tire-derived fuel (TDF). TDF produces the same amount of energy as oil and 25% more energy than coal, and is used as a supplemental fuel source to wood and coal. In 2003, 130 million scrap tires were used for fuel.

These solutions are typically utilized by manufacturers, construction companies and government entities in their zeal to cut costs and be environmentally-friendly. Consumers can help too by using and properly maintaining durable tires, purchasing used tires and retreads, and buying products made from recycled tires like tire swings, floor mats and curb ramps.

If you’d like an environmentally-friendly solution to annoying rollover curbs, visit www.Bridjit.com. We’ll show you how to reduce the jar to your car while using a product made from crumb rubber. Made in the USA, our auto curb ramps affordable, easy to install and good for the environment.

Can I still parallel park with these curb and gutter ramps?

Yes! Each set of Bridjit discount curb ramps has sloped ends to ease your vehicle up and over as you parallel park or drive over the car ramps. Visit Bridjit.com now to learn more about our durable driveway solution, made in the USA from recycled tires.

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Our auto curb ramps reduce the jar to your car

Bumping up and down over rollover-style curbs can damage your vehicle and aggravate neck and back problems. Bridjit Curb Ramps solve the problem, easily and permanently.

Homeowners who have purchased these auto ramps tell us they would never go back to tolerating the jarring transition from street to driveway day after day. Made from recycled tire products, our auto ramps stand up to years of use and exposure to the elements. You’ll also find that these aesthetically-neutral car curb ramps can be installed in 15 minutes and don’t interfere with parallel parking, water drainage or maintenance. Bridjit is designed for years of easy, practical use, and the system is portable should you need to move.

We’re certain that this vehicle curb ramp will reduce the jar to your car and have you smiling as you smoothly enter and exit your driveway. Spend a few minutes reading our blog, customer testimonials and other information to see how well Bridjit can work for you. Have questions? Visit our website Bridjit.com for more information or call us today at 877-522-6611.

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Bridjit Curb Ramps are environmentally friendly

In 2005, approximately 299 million tires were produced in the United States. During that same year, approximately 255 scrap tires were converted to or processed into another use. Among those end uses are tire derived fuel which provides a cleaner alternative to coal as fuel, civil engineering projects like road and landfill construction, and ground rubber products such as playground surfaces, running tracks and Bridjit Curb Ramps to help your vehicle make an easy transition over troublesome rollover curbs.

By reusing old tires, we can protect our environment from excessive waste. With the use of our curb ramps, you can eliminate the “jar to your car” and maintain your gas mileage with an environmentally-friendly product made in the U.S.A. Now that’s a win-win!

For more information about Bridjit Curb Ramps, visit www.Bridjit.com today.

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Looking for a creative gift? Buy Bridjit Curb Ramps This Christmas!

Are you still trying to figure out what to get the guy or gal on your list who has everything? Do you have rollover-style curbs at your driveway entry? If so, we can help. Our easy-to-install, environmentally friendly curb ramps are the ideal gift. They make pulling into and out of the driveway a joy, minimizing wear and tear on your car. Simply bolt the four-feet auto ramp sections together (three sections for an average-sized driveway, four for a wide driveway) and place them in the gutter below your annoying rollover curbs.

Now your car, truck, van, RV, motorcycle or boat will glide you’re your curbs, reducing the “jar to your car” by up to 80% all year long…truly a gift that keeps on giving! To order yours today, visit www.bridjit.com.

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It’s not too late for your holiday order!

Order by December 1 to ensure holiday delivery of your Bridjit Curb Ramps, ideal for the classic car collector, motorcycle enthusiast or recreational boater. These easy-to-install curb ramps will reduce the jar to that classic car, bike, motorcycle or RV by up to 80%, ensuring that your husband’s favorite possessions remain undamaged for years to come! Find us at www.bridjit.com or call us at 877-522-6611 to order yours now. We’ll ship them to arrive in time for Christmas.

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What are Bridjit Curb Ramps made of?

Bridjit Curb Ramps are an environmentally-friendly “green” product. Made in the U.S.A., our popular curb ramps are made from recycled crumb rubber from recycled tires. The curb ramps not only save wear and tear on your vehicles, but they make good use of discarded tires that would otherwise take up space in your local landfill.

Made in the USA from recycled tires.

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Curb ramps – a great gift for the man who has everything!

It’s mid-November and many of you are thinking of what to buy for your boyfriends, husbands, fathers and brothers for the holidays. If your beloved has a car, truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle of any kind and is also cursed with rollover-style curbs at the entry of their driveway, he’ll love Bridjit Curb Ramps! These affordable, easy-to-install driveway curb ramps will help your man drive safely and smoothly over your driveway’s curb, saving wear and tear on his vehicle. For only $299 for the initial set of 3-4ft. ramps (12ft) , plus shipping, you can surprise your guy this holiday season with a gift that will last longer than any tie, cologne or remote caddy. Order by December 1, 2008 at www.bridjit.com to ensure holiday delivery.

Made in the USA from recycled tires.

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Did you know your home’s rollover curb may be damaging your vehicle?

Do you have a driveway with a deep “rollover” curb that is hard to get over when pulling in or out of your driveway? Have you ever wondered what long-term effects these jarring scenarios have on your vehicles? In addition to being annoying, the damage to your car, truck or RV can be significant, affecting the frame of your car, its wheels, steering components, alignment , tire wear and, ultimately, decreasing gas mileage. Before we can correct the problem, however, we need to understand it.

These troublesome curbs started occurring in subdivisions built in North America after 1980 when developers installed extruded curbs and gutters and paved streets before the construction of the actual homes that would utilize them. This method saved developers money by eliminating the need for more expensive swale-type driveways and detailed planning, but it created curbs and gutters that were rounded but with a blunt top leading to the driveway.
Unfortunately, this design can cause significant damage to the underside of the vehicles that drive over them including cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, trailered boats, golf carts and more. The jarring effect on the vehicle can also impact the driver and passengers. Despite the damage, developers continue to use this type of rollover curb design in new neighborhoods nationwide.

To save the wear and tear to your vehicles and reduce the “jar to your car,” there are several potential solutions to consider:

1) Demolish your driveway entry and curb, and reconstruct a smoother entry. Pros: permanent correction of the rollover curb. Cons: expense, potential difficulty getting approval from your local municipality and homeowner’s association for a design change.

2) Fill in the rollover curb with cement, asphalt or steel so that the steepness of the rollover curb is lessened. Pros: relatively easy to implement. Cons: Against code, permanent, noisy, can be a trip hazard, and very heavy to move for maintenance.

3) Purchase curb ramps specifically designed to fit into the curb and gutter to create a smooth transition from your driveway to the street. Pros: convenient, inexpensive, made of recycled materials, made in the USA, water and debris flow freely underneath, sturdy but movable. Cons: Once you buy curb ramps, everyone in your neighborhood will want them.

Of course, the choice is yours as to how to best correct the problem. Whatever solution you choose, we encourage you to consider it wisely and to correct the problem soon. The long-term effects on your vehicles can be costly.

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How do I know Bridjit Curb Ramps will fit?

Based on our research with makers of curb extrusion machines, most municipalities and counties adopt individual design standards for curbs in their area. We believe our design is a one-size-fits-all device for roll over style curbs from 4 to 7 inches high. To comply with municipal requirements, we recommend our initial 3-section ramp set, but some customers with a need for wider coverage have purchased additional 4 foot center sections as needed. Because the curb ramp sections bolt to each other and not to the ground, they are easy to install and are municipality/street-sweeper friendly.

Made in the USA from recycled tires.

Bridjit Curb Ramps
877-522-6611
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