There are no “Equivalents”.
TripStop is a unique patented profile that cannot be legally duplicated. TripStop`s profile was designed specifically to stop tree root invasion and soil movement from displacing concrete footpaths and cycleways. Unsurprisingly, as a result of our now dominant market position, some pre-existing jointing systems now claim equivalent functionality.
If you want to stop residential pavement joints from displacing when exposed to tree roots or soil movement, you have only two choices …… try to RESIST the irresistible forces or ACCOMMODATE them.
TripStop ACCOMODATES slab movement – Other systems seek to RESIST
If you want your concrete footpaths and cycleways to last 50 years plus, best you don`t specify this jointing system.
Comparing TripStop with a “competitor” that claims to be an equivalent jointing system.
An independent Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that presents the results of computer simulation studies on two PVC profiles used for jointing of pedestrian pavement concrete slabs. The aim of the computer simulation studies was to compare the behavior/movement of the two profiles and the resulting stress distribution in the concrete and PVC components.