Ultra-ADA Pads®

Detectable warning system aids the visually impaired

Ultra-ADA Pads are designed for the visually impaired to feel the raised, truncated domes with their feet. This, in combination with a tapping cane, can alert them to an upcoming intersection or other potential hazards.

  • Available in four (4) sizes: 2’ x 2’, 2’ x 3’, 2’ x 4’ and 2’ x 5’.
  • Safety yellow color assists people with severe visual impairment. Black, brick red and safety red also available.
  • Flexible construction forms to fit dips, slopes, and inclines in sidewalks and walkways.
  • Installs quickly and easily using adhesive and anchors (included).
  • Better slip resistance than composites.
  • Better impact resistance than composites.
  • UNBREAKABLE.

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Complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Provide tactile warning surfaces which comply with the detectable warnings on walking surfaces section of the Americans with Disabilities Act

28 CFR Part 36 (Section 4.29) ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Ultra-ADA Pads Urethane

Size ft. (mm) Yellow Brick Red Safety Red Black
2 x 2 (610 x 610) Part# 0750 Part# 0760 Part# 0765 Part# 0756
2 x 3 (610 x 914) Part# 0753 Part# 0763 Part# 0766 Part# 0759
2 x 4 (610 x 1,219) Part# 0751 Part# 0761 Part# 0767 Part# 0757
2 x 5 (610 x 1,524) Part# 0752 Part# 0762 Part# 0768 Part# 0758

Approval Letters

Alabama DOT

Louisiana DOT

New Mexico DOT

Oklahoma DOT

South Carolina DOT

Tennessee DOT

Virginia DOT

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Installation Instructions

Specifications

Frequently Asked Questions

Are ADA Pads required by law?
Yes, Ultra-ADA Pads (or some other form of warning pad) are mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 28 CFR Part 36.  Learn more in the regulations section of our website.

 

How are ADA Pads secured to the surface?  
Ultra-ADA Pads use two methods to ensure that they stay safely attached to the pavement.  The first method is using the included industrial-strength adhesive.  And once the adhesive has set, a set of concrete anchors (included) are used in the corners of the Pad.  You can get more details in our installation instructions.

 

Can Ultra-ADA Pads be installed in wet concrete?
The Ultra-ADA Pads are NOT designed to be installed in wet concrete.  They can, however, be installed once any newly poured concrete or cement has fully cured.

 

What is the difference between ADA Pads and stamped concrete? 
The requirements as per the ADA are, among other things, that "Detectable warnings…shall contrast visually with adjoining surfaces" and "…differ from adjoining walking surfaces in resiliency or sound-on-cane contact."  Stamped concrete does not comply with either of these requirements.

 

What is the advantage of urethane vs. fiberglass?
Urethane can bend to meet curves in the surface.  It can be cut for a better/custom fit and it is practically indestructible.  This is beneficial, not only after it has been installed but also eliminates damage to the Pads during shipping/transit/storage.  A common problem with fiberglass pads.

 

Why are there so many sizes?  What determines what size should be used?
State and local governments have different requirements for the amount of coverage.  Local authorities should be contacted to confirm the appropriate size needed for each application.

 

Why can't you overnight them to me?
The included adhesive is considered to be a hazardous material and therefore can only be shipped via ground transport.

 

Can these adhere to asphalt? 
Yes.  However, it requires a special adhesive.  Please contact us for more details.

 

How tall are the domes?
0.2" which meets the regulations.

 

Can I cut them down to fit my application? 
Yes.  Please use proper safety precautions.

Regulations
  • 28 CFR Part 36 (Section 4.29) ADA Standards for Accessible Design