A quick showreel about TripStop.
This video describes TripStop, the concrete joining system that creates a 'hinge' in the concrete, allowing the concrete path to articulate or move when the Earth moves. TripStop was created to eliminate tripping hazards caused by displaced concrete slabs - caused by tree root invasion, soil movement or erosion.
This is a short sharp movie of what happens when steel mesh is used in a concrete path. Using mesh through control joints can be one of the quickest ways to destroy the entire length of concrete that the mesh is installed in, severely inflating the replacement costs. Don't be fooled - running mesh through your control joints will cost you more in the long run. If you want to know more about this and a better solution check the full version Mesh VS TripStop Video and our 2 independent test results on our documents page.
This video shows you just how easy it is to install TripStop. It runs through the basic method used to install TripStop, including the positioning, measurement and results.
This full length video compares hinging steel reinforcing mesh versus hinging TripStop installed in a concrete path. The costs to use either Steel mesh or TripStop are very similar. All results from these tests are published on our website, http://www.tripstop.net and have been verified by independent engineers that were present during the testing process.
The results from these tests are obvious - Whilst mesh will hold together broken slabs it is not designed to be run continuously through control joints. The mesh will corrode, hinge, stretch and snap when any uplift is applied to the slab. Mesh reinforced path cannot transfer load between the slabs in the long term, and will create dangerous tripping hazards for pedestrians when the slab experiences ground movement, tree root invasion or erosion. Replacing displaced mesh reinforced concrete is a costly exercise, as the slab cannot easily be broken apart by hand. Mesh also corrodes over time (particularly when exposed via cracks in the concrete). TripStop has no corrosion problems. The practise of installing mesh through control joints is wrong. AS3727 8(e) states that mesh should not run continuously through control joints. The practice of installing mesh through control joints is wrong, and over time will cost communities greatly through personal injury claims and more expensive slap replacements. Consider the alternative. 50 years of replacement free & maintenance reduced paths - just by installing TripStop around easily identifiable movement zones.