The following Case Studies were reported to Richard Valeriano, Senior Vice President – Technical Marketing, during a series of interviews with customers who described the problem they faced and how our products served as a solution.
Washington, DC needed to provide a safe pedestrian experience for a neighborhood with many senior residents who were at risk for tripping over damaged concrete sidewalks around mature Oak trees. The city’s solution, installing Rubbersidewalks™ and later TERREWALKS®, as part of the annual maintenance program have served them well for over seven years.
Santa Monica, California
A national leader in non-concrete sidewalk solutions, the city overcomes the cost and problems caused by invasive tree roots and the resulting trip-and-fall injuries by including TERREWALKS® in its annual sidewalk maintenance budget.
Michigan City, Indiana
Infrastructure damage to concrete sidewalks, curbs, and driveways caused by tree roots of a maturing urban forest was resolved by installing Rubbersidewalks™ and later TERREWALKS® as part of the annual maintenance program.
Forward-thinking mayor John Dickert worked with the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation to bring a cost effective and sustainable sidewalk solution to a downtown area with chronic paving problems. TERREWALKS® was the solution.
Castle Rock, Colorado
Douglas County School District needed a cost effective pavement solution for sidewalks between their 146 modular classrooms (mobiles), which TERREWALKS® provided.
One of the first cities to recognize the value of Rubbersidewalks™ as an acceptable alternative to traditional concrete sidewalks, Seattle (which prides itself on being pedestrian-friendly) values their cost effective modularity as well as their safety and comfort for pedestrians.
Unalaska, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
In this extremely cold climate, concrete sidewalks were chronically broken by freeze thaw, as well as corroded by rock salt and ice melt. Rubbersidewalks™ – unbreakable and undamaged by ice melts – were selected to solve this costly problem.
Replacing three blocks of aging asphalt sidewalks required a significant investment of the town’s limited resources, which Rubbersidewalks™ and a California tire diversion grant were able to mitigate.