Are you in need of cast iron products for sidewalk and road projects? You are in the right place. Here we will discuss cast iron products used for sidewalk and road improvement projects.
Road improvement project is a project to improve road condition with less ability to be a road with better condition. On road improvement projects, it is usually repairing or building pedestrian path or sidewalks. The pedestrian path is a support facility for traffic fluency on the highway.
With the sidewalk or pedestrian path can help reduce traffic disruption due to pedestrians on the main highway. So even the pedestrians will be safer if using pedestrian path.
In the road improvement project, there is also the construction of drainage channels. The drainage channel has an important role in the highway resistance because the drainage channels serve to drain the water on the road surface to the main drainage channel. If the water does not flow quickly to the drainage channel, it will cause puddles that can damage the structure of the road so that the road quickly damaged.
Cast Iron Products for Sidewalk and Road Projects
Cast iron material is a material that has characteristics: strong against the weather, strong weight bear, and low maintenance. Hence, cast iron products are the right choice for outdoor use such as road and sidewalk. Road projects use several cast iron products to support their function. Cast iron products for sidewalk and road project consist of 8 products, they are:
1. Manhole Covers
Manhole covers are included in the group of drainage castings. This drainage casting serves as a cover on the drainage channel in the sidewalk so no one falls into the hole.
For road and sidewalk projects, often use square manhole covers. They choose square manhole covers because it adjusts the conditions on the sidewalk using square tiles too. Thus the use of square manhole covers will match the tiles.
2. Drainage Inlet
The use of drainage inlet is installed on the edge of the road or boundary between road and sidewalk. The shape is almost the same as manhole covers, consisting of frame and lid. But on the lid is designed with holes that serve to drain the water on the surface of the road to the drainage channel.
3. Tree Grates
In the sidewalk, there are usually trees to absorb pollution and shade the pedestrian area. You can use the tree grates for close the planting area of the tree which is still in the form of soil. Tree grate consists of two-part, then you can put them together when installing at the project site.
4. Tree Fence
Tree fence is one of cast iron products for sidewalk which function to protect the tree. You should install the tree fence above the tree grates. This tree fence is cylindrical but with holes. Put a tree fence around the tree trunk to protect the three from the destroyer.
Lampposts serve to light the road and sidewalk so that people can see the road condition well. Bright road and sidewalk circumstances can also prevent the occurrence of crime. In Indonesia, lampposts usually have different designs between one city and another. This relates to the ownership rights of lamppost design. Lamppost designs adjust to the characteristics of the city, so it can be an icon of the city.
6. Pedestrian Benches
The pedestrian benches are the seat provided for pedestrians to take a break. The type of seating that we often use in the pedestrian path or sidewalk is cast iron garden benches. Cast iron garden benches have a strong characteristic against the weather so making them suitable for use in the sidewalk area.
Cast iron bollards serve to block the vehicles so as not ride on the sidewalk. Often we see the vehicles broke through the sidewalk that disturbs the pedestrians. To solve this problem, you can install cast iron bollards on the edge of the sidewalk.
8. Street Signboards
Lastly, cast iron products for sidewalk and road project is street signboard. The street signboards function is to give information so that people more easily find the address. Generally, street signboards are installed at the end of the road or intersection.
That’s 8 cast iron products which we often use for road improvement and sidewalk project in Indonesia. The cast iron products for sidewalk and road consists of manhole covers, drainage inlet, tree grates, tree fence, lamppost, benches, bollard, and street signboard. You can use these products or some products only. Just adjust to your needs.
Example of projects using cast iron products is road improvement project in Berau District, East Kalimantan.