Walkways Retrofitted with Non-Slip Galvanized Steel Plates at UTSA

  • The Situation:

    University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) hired a local construction company to find a slip resistant solution for an existing walkway from the classrooms to the parking garage. UTSA is a comprehensive, four-year public university serving the San Antonio metropolitan area, South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. UTSA was concerned with slips, trips and falls occurring in the walkway and they wanted to take preventative measures to eliminate any possibilities of this occurring.

  • The Solution:

    The construction company presented SLIPNOT Metal Safety Flooring with a detailed drawing of the material needed to retrofit / cover the slippery area at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The drawing called for galvanized steel custom cut to 26-3/4” x 138” x 1/4” with (24) 1/4” countersunk holes for installation to the existing concrete.

    Countersunk holes are just one of many mounting options that can be offered with SLIPNOT material. This is the ideal and easiest way to install slip resistant metal flooring products to concrete. The only requirements for this method of installation is pre-drilling the concrete and attaching the plate in place with flathead screws. SLIPNOT material can also be welded in place whether it is tack welding, seam welding or plug hole welding.

    The SLIPNOT galvanized steel slip resistant cover plate was chosen not only because it is a file hard, long lasting non-slip product, it will also easily maintain its slip resistance in all weather and pedestrian traffic extremes.

  • The Impact:

    The construction company installed the custom slip resistant galvanized steel plate in the walkway with ease and it has proven to be so effective that UTSA is considering making SLIPNOT the standard for the remaining areas on their downtown and main campus.

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