As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) detectable warning surfaces play a vital role in public accessibility and pedestrian safety. The installation of ADA tiles ensures all spaces of the public remain truly accessible by all members of the public, regardless of ability. The truncated dome pattern acts as a warning to those with visual impairments of upcoming changes in the pathway or potential dangers.
While the requirement remains the same, the application of truncated domes can vary from project to project and using the ADA tile that provides your project with the most benefits is key. For new, and even existing, projects replaceable cast in place ADA tiles provide a myriad of benefits.
Easy to Install
For new projects, replaceable cast in place ADA tiles install directly into wet-set concrete in a matter of minutes. Opting for lightweight FRP composite tiles allows for easy on-site cutting to provide a custom fit or any angled, radius, or specialty installation.
The dried concrete will create a permanent installation between the ADA tile and sidewalk.
Placed into wet-set concrete, the anchors on the backside of replaceable cast in place ADA tiles create a permanent interface between the tile and the anchoring system. As the concrete dries, the anchoring system becomes locked into place, creating an incredibly durable, permanent installation.
While the anchors remain permanently installed in the cement, the replaceable cast in place detectable warning surface provides flexibility and easy replacement.
Avoid Concrete Demolition
In high-traffic areas, or in the case of damage, replacing ADA tiles may be necessary. One of the most notable benefits of replaceable cast in place tiles is the ease of replacement. Unlike other cast in place tiles, the replacement of replaceable cast in place tiles does not require any concrete demolition, saving you time and money.
Simply unscrew the tile top from the permanent anchors and switch it out for a new tile. This process can be done in a matter of minutes, without the use of machinery or increased manpower.
The permanent adhesion created by the dried concrete and anchors provide an increasingly durable ADA tile installation. Due to their secure installation, replaceable cast in place tiles will not buckle under harsh weather conditions or lift away from the concrete in any way.
Replaceable cast in place tiles are set directly into wet-set concrete, rather than sitting on top of the surface, creating a more durable installation.
The installation of replaceable cast in place ADA tiles provides your project with many benefits! From the ease of replacement to the durability of a permanent installation, replaceable cast in place detectable warning tiles are the premier choice for tactile walking surface solutions.
Boasting industry leading replaceability features, Access® Tile provides the ultimate solution in detectable warning systems. Our innovative replaceability feature is unmatched by any other tile in the industry and makes installation and replacement a breeze.
Our expertly engineered detectable warning pavers are also available as surface applied tiles which can be used to easily retrofit existing surfaces. Additionally, Access® Tile offers directional wayfinding tiles.