Warning textile for the disabled from a train station

Cast-in-Place tactile panels from ADA Solutions are extremely durable and reliable. They’re made of a homogenous glass, carbon, and fiberglass reinforced composite material that holds up in many environments, in a range of conditions.

Pedestrian walking on tactile paving on footpath

Using detectable warning products helps your business or facility comply with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and California Title 24 Requirements. When you’re looking for ADA-compliant tile, Cast-in-Place products we manufacture to the latest standards are suited for the following applications:

Pedestrian Crossings

The color contrast of tiles and tactile feedback of truncated domes warn pedestrians of changes, including those associated with the transition from a sidewalk to street intersection or sidewalk to a ramp. Cast-in-Place panels also improve safety for disabled pedestrians, especially those who are visually impaired. Anyone who uses a cane, walker, wheelchair, or another mobility device can feel the surface changes that alert them of hazards such as oncoming traffic or differences in elevation.

Yellow warning line in a station

Rail Crossing Sites

The tactile panel should be located outside the rail crossing. The edge nearest the crossing should be at least six feet from the edge of the crossing and 15 feet from the centerline of the closest rail. Truncated domes must be aligned parallel to the direction of the wheelchair user’s travel.

Boarding Platforms

Required at platform edges, detectable warnings are found in commuter, light, rapid, and intercity rail stations. They must extend the entire length of the platform to indicate where there is a drop-off and be at least 24 inches wide. However, a detectable warning tile’s presence does not mean there is a designated safety zone.

Curb Ramps

Tactile feedback enables pedestrians to identify where a curb ramp is and can represent a visible curbline. Panels should be placed in close proximity to the street edge. Otherwise, a wide curb radius could make it difficult for someone to determine where it is safe to cross. Detectable warnings are specifically required at curb ramps at transit facilities, while the U.S. Department of Transportation requires them on Federal Highway Administration funded projects.

Islands/Medians

Cast-in-Place warning tiles are also used for raised islands. At the location they are installed, there must be a cut through that’s level with the street, unless there are curb ramps on both sides. The tiles must border a level area at least 48 inches long by 36 inches wide (in the direction of a running slope).

Tops/Bases of Transitions

Warning textile for the disabled from a train station

The tops and bottoms of stairways and escalators present challenges for pedestrians with disabilities. Warning tiles alert them of where a stairway or escalator begins and ends, as they do for ramps. Strips at these locations prepare a pedestrian for changes in the path of travel and protect them against potential injury.

ADA-Compliant Parking Areas

Tiles are used near accessible parking spots and paths of travel so an individual can determine how to find a building entrance from the lot and vice versa. They’re also used to indicate transitions between roadways and safe walking paths around the vicinity.

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Yellow Cast-In Place Detectable Warning Tiles Leading to Street

Since 2006, ADA Solutions has installed more than 18,000,000 square feet of Cast-in-Place replaceable panels. Delivered with a heavy-duty anchoring system, our panels are easily inserted/embedded into fresh concrete and can last for years.

We work with local governments and private businesses that need to comply with the ADA and other laws specific to their industry and/or location. All panels are manufactured at our Ohio-based ISO 9002 Certified facility.

To learn more about our products or to obtain a free quote from our knowledgeable representatives, call 800-372-0519 today.