Kafka Granite aggregate reduces accidents: If you have driven on an overpass in Wisconsin, chances are you’ve driven on Kafka Granite. Kafka Granite has supplied aggregate for high friction surfacing throughout the United States, including hundreds of bridge decks in Wisconsin. With winter approaching, this application will dramatically cut down on accidents that occur on overpasses.
During the winter season, bridge decks become particularly slippery as cold from underneath allows for quicker freezing. However, high friction surfacing greatly increases traction, keeping vehicles on the road and drivers safe. In addition, the aggregate used in this application helps trap road salt, making the deicing process more efficient and effective.
Kafka Granite’s aggregate is manufactured to meet Department of Transportation specifications for Wisconsin and several other states. The aggregate is applied quickly and easily as an epoxy overlay. After the existing bridge deck has been thoroughly cleaned, a two-part epoxy is spread evenly on the surface. Next, the aggregate is dispersed over the epoxy. Once the stone has set, the excess is swept away and can be reused. In addition to bridge decks, our epoxy overlay aggregates have been utilized for exit/entrance ramps, curves, crosswalks, pedestrian walkways and more.
Interested in using Kafka Granite’s high friction surfacing aggregate to make your roads safer? Contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives for more information, samples and pricing!