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What Are Truncated Domes? Why Does the ADA Require My Business or Property to Install Truncated Domes?
What is the Purpose of ADA Tactile Warning Pads?
Truncated Domes are a tactile warning system designed exclusively for pedestrians. Federal and State ADA laws and regulations require truncated domes in specified areas to alert blind, sight-impaired, and other people/pedestrians when they are moving from a pedestrians-only space into an space with vehicles, such as when leaving a sidewalk to enter a street or parking lot. Tactile warnings provide a distinctive surface pattern of “truncated domes” or cones (which are small domes or cones that have had their tops cut off, or truncated) or “truncated bars” detectable by long cane or underfoot which are used to alert people with visual impairments of their approach to streets and hazardous drop-offs. People who are blind or visually impaired are alerted of impending danger from vehicle impact or a grade change. But because of their feeling the bumpy change in surface texture underfoot, and their noticing the sharp contrasting color of the domes (typically bright yellow) with the surrounding surface—even sighted people benefit from the alert provided by truncated domes, the warning that a person is moving from a pedestrian-only space into an area with vehicles. Truncated domes tactile warnings are for pedestrians and are not designed, intended, or required for use in areas with vehicular or mechanical traffic.
Why Do I Need to Install Truncated Domes?
Division of State Architect (DSA) ─ 2011 California Access Compliance Manual:Detectable warnings. Curb ramps shall have a detectable warning that extends the full width and depth of the curb ramp, excluding the flared sides, inside the grooved border. Detectable warnings shall be slip-resistant and consist of raised truncated domes. The detectable warning shall contrast visually with adjoining surfaces, either light-on-dark or dark-on-light. The material used to provide contrast shall be an integral part of the walking surface. The domes may be constructed in a variety of methods, including cast in place or stamped, or may be part of a prefabricated surface treatment.
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While the Americans With Disabilities Act was passed in 1992, it was not until much later, after exhaustive studies, that truncated domes were legally required for many areas on private property, including curb cut outs, parking lot environments, wheelchair ramps, entrances, and paths of travel.
It has led to many businesses needing to install truncated domes on concrete that is already in place. Surface applied truncated domes allow property owners and managers to install ADA required truncated dome pads and meet local ordinances without having to break up, remove, and re-pour wet concrete.
Truncated Domes Depot supplies truncated domes and ADA pads in a range of sizes and colors (to meet ADA contrast requirements for tactile warning tiles and truncated domes). Most orders of any combination of products, sizes, and colors will ship in 1-4 business days from warehouses in California, New York, and Florida. When you buy from Truncated Domes Depot you never pay for shipping.
We supply Self-Adhesive ADA Pads, the only product that works both on asphalt surfaces (typically found in parking lots), and concrete surfaces. Our Surface Applied Tiles and Flexible Urethane Pads would be used for easy installation on pre-existing concrete surfaces. The Cast-In Place Truncated Domes are perfect for installation in wet freshly poured concrete.
So now you know what Truncated Domes are, and why federal ADA, California and State ADA, and municipal building codes call for their use.
If you have questions, or would like a free consultation or an estimate for your next truncated domes project, Contact Truncated Domes Depot