ESP’s Cast In Place Access® Tile is applied during the curing of wet concrete. When the concrete becomes cured, the ESP Access® Tile is mechanically fixed to the finished substrate and is immediately trafficable.
Step By Step Guide
Concrete should be placed within a 60 – 80 slump
Using a string line measure, find and mark the centre point of the new concrete ramp.
The new ESP Access® Tile should be installed as per AS/NZS1428.4.1:2009 from the face of the kerb.
While the concrete is still soft, the tile can be placed gently into its proper position.
Using a rubber mallet, begin to tap the tile into the concrete starting at the top and working your way to the bottom. Ensure that you continue vibrating the tile with the rubber mallet until the tile is flush and even with the surrounding concrete.
Weight should be placed on the top of the tiles to hold it in place until the concrete has been set.
Create an edge around the perimeter of the tile using an edging tool. In addition, a mag float is also used to ensure that the tiles are flush with the height of the concrete to eliminate any tripping points.
Traditional control joins should be installed. Finally, retrace your edges and joins. Once the concrete has set, remove weights and surrounding safety equipment to clean the finished product.
Please Note* These images are for illustrative purposes only. It is the installers responsibility to ensure that the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn and that the necessary precautions are taken to meet all safety requirements. All Tactile Ground Surface Indicators must be installed as per AS/NZS1428.4.1:2009. Different substrates may require a variation in installation methods.