A parking space commonly contains a parking chock, a barrier which is used to prevent cars from pulling too far into the space and obstructing a neighboring parking space, curb, or sidewalk.
This barrier, also called a parking stop or a turtarrier, is usually made of concrete or recycled plastic and will normally be a horizontal bar to stop the tires from moving forward or a vertical bar that may cause damage to the vehicle if contact is made. In a parking garage, the barrier will often be a concrete wall. The recycled plastic parking stops are more lightweight than concrete and will not crack or chip. This lighter version can be installed with one person and will resist auto oils and fuels and will never need maintenance such as re-painting.
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