Elevated roadways are more susceptible to freezing and need texture to keep vehicle tires running on aggregate peaks instead of water and ice. Adding surface material to achieve texture may compromise their dead weight load design. Skidabrader increases texture, drainage, and friction simultaneously in existing pavement without adding anything, therefore, no dead weight load increase. Steel and synthetic joints are completely unharmed and need not be protected or altered. Traffic disruption is minimal and paint lines can be left in place if desired.
The Skidabrader surface modification has been chosen for many high profile bridge projects, including the Pontchartrain Bridge, the longest in the world. All 95 miles of 14′ lane and shoulder was completed in 25 working days using 3 Skidabraders.