Categories: Civil Engineering

Anti-Skid Surfacing

In this post, we will take an in-depth look at how useful Anti-Skid Surfacing can be for road users. There are a number of road markings that help protect drivers from specific hazards, such as a non-slip surface.

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What is anti-skid road surfacing?

Often referred to as high friction surface treatment: The anti-skid surface treatment is used to maintain a high level of slip resistance. Areas where vehicular crashes and car-pedestrian incidents are most frequent are also used for the use of non-slip surfaces. On hairpin bends, driveways, intersections, or streets near schools, for example, you may find slip-resistant paths.

With the following addition: calcine bauxite, anti-skid surface coatings achieve a high level of friction. Bauxite calcine is resistant to abrasion and polishing, so even when exposed to particularly heavy traffic, it can retain its surface texture longer than normal asphalt waves.

Differences: hot and cold applications

You may use anti-skid surfacing in two ways: hot or cold. Thermoplastic binder is needed in warm treatments, and methyl methacrylate (MMA) is required in cold treatments. The path must first be filled uniformly with the binder in order to apply cold surface treatment. The added calcine bauxite is subsequently added.

Meanwhile, in hot treatment, the aggregate is in turn combined with the high temperature bonding agent before being applied with a box of elongated strips on the chosen surface.

Benefits of Anti-Skid Road Surfacing

  • The great advantage of anti-skid surfacing is that road safety for both pedestrians and motorists is significantly improved. Increasing friction results in better stopping distances at junctions and greater vehicle control in adverse weather conditions.
  • The life cycle is much longer than conventional asphalt due to abrasion and resistance to polishing of the surface against skids.
  • Another advantage of the Anti-Skid surface treatment is that it can be used on any kind of road. The only requirement is that the road must be in an acceptable condition before application. This implies that it can be implemented even on cycle paths.
  • Anti-skid surface treatment is not a lengthy, drawn-out process, so there are minimal disruption for road users.

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