INCREASED SAFETY PAVEMENT
DRAINAGE ASPHALT PAVEMENT
Drainage Pavement, often refer to as Porous Pavement or Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC) has been used to improve the surface frictional resistance of asphalt pavements. The drainage pavement offer developers and planners a new tool in their toolbox for managing storm water. It improves wet weather driving conditions by allowing the water to drain through its porous structure away from the roadway. The improved surface drainage reduces hydroplaning, reduces splash and spray behind vehicles, improves wet pavement friction, improves surface reflectivity, and reduces traffic noise.
FATAL ACCIDENT CAUSED BY RAINING
Hydroplaning Accidents also called aquaplaning or planing are caused when a driver loses steering control because a layer of water on the roadway prevents direct contact between the tires and the road surface. The resulting loss of friction causes the vehicle to lose braking, steering and power to the wheels causing a complete loss of control by the driver.
According to the California Highway Patrol, auto accidents increase by over 203% in the rain.
BENEFITS OF UNIVERSAL PAVE'S DRAINAGE PAVEMENT
Through our proprietary solutions, drainage pavement have an outstanding capacity for providing and maintaining good frictional characteristics over the operating range of speeds on highways. Their macro-texture facilitates drainage of water from the tire/pavement interface, improving tire contact with the pavement and reducing the potential for hydroplaning.
Drainage pavements are of great interest to site planners and public-works departments.
WATCH THE DRAINAGE PAVEMENT IN ACTION
VIDEO ON LEFT IS NORMAL PAVEMENT AND VIDEO ON RIGHT IS DRAINAGE PAVEMENT