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Installing Truncated Domes: DIY? Hire a Contractor?

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Installing Truncated Domes: DIY? Hire a Contractor?

In the past, there was no choice. If you had to install truncated domes to make your property ADA compliant, you had to hire a contractor. Preferably, a contractor with experience installing ADA tiles, or paving tiles. Because back then, the only option was “wet set” domes, also called “cast-in-place” style truncated domes. Installing wet-set tiles means pouring fresh concrete, and, during the process of pouring that wet concrete, an expert contractor would need to embed, properly level, and secure truncated domes tiles. Expensive, dirty, time consuming work. No possibility for do-it-yourself. But lo! Anonymous geniuses came up with a new product: surface...

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Federal and California Truncated Domes Regulations—What's the Difference?

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Federal and California Truncated Domes Regulations—What's the Difference?These days, the only essential difference between federal regulations and California regulations for truncated domes is this: California requires a minimum 3-foot depth in the dominant direction of travel. California also requires that truncated domes installed on state-owned public access properties be yellow in color. However, the "contrast rule" of the ADA and federal guidelines, will override this. That contrast rule requires ADA truncated domes or pads to contrast in color with the surrounding surface on which they are mounted. And that makes sense; installing yellow truncated domes tiles on a yellow-painted concrete surface...

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