May 24, 2007
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Recycled rubber modular sidewalk paving systems

Rubbersidewalks were invented by Richard Valeriano, Public Works Inspector for the City of Santa Monica, to solve the problems of trip hazards and chronic invasive tree root damage experienced with conventional concrete sidewalks.

Rubbersidewalks are high-density paving tiles made with recycled California tire crumbed rubber combined with polyurethane binder and colorant, then molded with heat under compression. This process produces a strong and durable product that meets all requirements for sidewalk construction, including stable grade, non-vibration, and high coefficient of friction for non-skid surfaces, both dry and wet.

Rubbersidewalks are firm enough for skateboarders, rollerblades and spike heels, yet resilient enough to provide a non-injury surface for all pedestrian and wheeled traffic. The pavers are available in various sizes and colors.

Rubbersidewalks have been installed in over 50 cities throughout the United States, and each square foot of the material keeps one tire out of landfill.

Contact: Rubbersidewalks, Inc., Gardena, California, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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