Though most people with impaired vision are perfectly accustomed to navigating busy streets and sidewalks, specially designed safety measures are invaluable for all citizens. For example, tactile warning surfaces comprised of truncated domes are important for alerting the seeing-impaired of crosswalks, transit platforms, or other situations that require caution. Here’s a brief look at the different types of detectable warning tiles provided by ADA Solutions:
Replaceable Wet-Set: All detectable warning systems that come from ADA Solutions have dozens of truncated domes that measure .09 inches in diameter and .02 inches in height. This includes our special replaceable wet-set tactile warning system pavers, which can be easily removed and replaced. These are particularly useful if the tile becomes worn or is only needed for a short period of time.
Cast-in-Place: Since new construction projects are happening all the time, some of the most popular warning system options are those designed to be directly pressed into freshly poured concrete. Cast-in-place warning systems are great long-term solutions for any municipality that strives to accommodate the vision-impaired and be ADA compliant.
Surface Mount: Most communities want to accommodate the sight-impaired, but don’t have the time or funding to repave a curb for the sole purpose of installing a tactile warning system. This is why ADA Solutions has developed the surface mount system for easy placement on pre-existing concrete sidewalks or platforms.
Radius: ADA Solutions has recently finished developing the Radius warning system, which curves with the curb to provide maximum safety. Radius panels are available both in wet-set replaceable and surface-applied forms, making them great for nearly every city curb.
Since there are many kinds of curbs and transit platforms, ADA Solutions, Inc. is proud to provide a wide range of versatile tactile warning systems. Our warning systems also come in a variety of colors, including yellow, red, white, and blue. If you have any questions, call (800) 372-0519 today to speak with one of our friendly representatives.