Slip Resistance of Concrete Floors and Pavements


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Title: Slip Resistance of Concrete Floors and Pavements


Publication: CIA



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Date: 2/13/2011

This paper examines the factors influencing the slip resistance of various types of concrete surfaces. It summarises the main factors contributing to the risk of slipping and the methods used in Australian Standards to measure and classify the frictional properties of surfaces. How to interpret the methods within the Standard to enable an adequate level of slip resistance to be specified for a particular application is discussed. A review of recent research work and a number of case studies covering a range of applications provides guidance on achieving the specified slip resistance on site. Issues relating to maintenance and the effect on the slip resistance are discussed, as are methods to improve the slip resistance of existing floors and pavements. The paper shows that if the appropriate combination of finish, texture and sealer (if present) are specified, constructed and maintained, an acceptably low risk of slipping when the surface is wet can be achieved for a wide range of applications from residential through to commercial.

Concrete Institute of Australia, International Partner Access.

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