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Granite Curb

It is widely understood among industry experts that granite is superior to cast concrete in strength, abrasive resistance, durability, cost of maintenance, reusability and aesthetics, so the one and only point of consideration in favoring concrete curbing over granite curbing has been the perception of cost. Granite remains the standard for bridge curbing because it is superior to cast concrete in protecting decks; but although granite remains the better choice for virtually every curbing application, over the past 25 years there has been a significant increase in the use of cast concrete curbing due entirely to an assumption that granite curbing is expensive relative to concrete.

Based on research studies conducted by the New York State Department of Transportation, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and conducted jointly by the Departments of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Connecticut, the facts are clear that granite is the superior choice when long-term costs of maintenance, repair and disposal or resetting expenses are calculated along with initial costs.