SKIDABRADER
TECHNOLOGY

Wet weather accidents have been dramatically reduced or in some cases eliminated by modifying asphalt and concrete pavement surfaces with the Skidabrader using our unique technology of high velocity bi-directional abrading and retexturizing. This system was designed for the safety and beautification of structurally sound highways, runways, bridges and other large traffic bearing surfaces.

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SKIDABRADER UNIQUE PATENTED PROCESS

Skidabrading incorporates the use of a high-speed wheel to propel steel shot in a controlled pattern towards a substrate.  The high-speed impact of the steel shot abrades and removes contaminants while etching the surface. The steel shot rebounds into an air wash separator, where it is cleaned and returned to the blast wheel for reuse. The contaminants are collected within a containment system for later disposal.

CLOSE UP OF WORKING ROTATION
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SKIDABRADER PATENTED WHEEL DESIGN

Our Skidabrader wheel design allows for infinite control and feathering of the blast pattern.  This unique controls allow for changes in the velocity and abrasive flow to achieve variable surface outcomes.  

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Macrotexture is relatively stable and can be measured by laser profile meters traveling at normal speeds. This is recorded as SMTD [Sensor Measured Texture Depth].

Microtexture
the texture of the stone

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Macrotexture
overall the texture of the road

MACRO AND MICRO TEXTURING
Aggregate Characteristics
Surface Characteristics

Microtexture

Macrotexture

Megatexture

Roughness/Unevenness

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FRICTION
EXTERNAL NOISE
INTERNAL NOISE
SPRAY/SPLASH
ROLLING RESISTANCE
TIRE WEAR
TIRE WEAR/DAMAGE

The abrasion process targets and alters the macrotexture of the desired pavement.  Macrotexture is the primary pavement characteristic associated with the micro-texture.  Macrotexture is effectively the average depth of the gaps or voids between the coarse aggregate particles in the surface.

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