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Old 16th April 2013, 00:07   #16
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1.Since it would be very cumbersome to change the entire flooring, how about trying those small rubber speed bumps like the attached pic.
I don't know how effective this solution may turn out to be.

But I think you can install these at 2-3 places across the stretch so that the wheels have something to "hold on" to while going up or it can also prevent you from sliding down in the unfortunate incident of the vehicle slipping down.
These will only pose further problems unless they are placed too close to each other. Placed few feet apart, the slipping tyres will find it even more difficult to climb over the bumps. Further one would have to gun the car over these stripes to gain enough momentum to reach the next row to get further thrust from that.

One suggestion is to place them very close to each other - as in one row starts just few inches above the other. This closely packed set up will give a rocking motion as they climb over them, however, they can maneuver at low speed due to the constant grip now available. Of course they will completely block the looks of the tiles, but so does almost all other alternatives. You can even install only a set of two per row per track to keep the beauty of your tiles.

If it is difficult to find those blocks, then you can go for wooden blocks instead. You can even customize the bump level or make it smaller stripes of woods stacked (and bolted to the floor, of course) up on those tracks to give a better looks as well as driving / climbing experience.

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Old 16th April 2013, 00:30   #17
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You could try 3M Anti Skid tapes on the inclined portion of the floor. It might help the car in getting traction.
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Try making rumble strips using same tiles as they do for driveway slopes using cement. Basically they look like 1 inch strips stacked one against the other at an angle. Another way to describe it is jagged edges.

Since you will use the same tiles, the aesthetics will be taken care of.

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Old 16th April 2013, 15:06   #19
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Have you enquired about the cost involved in replacing two rows of tiles (1 for each tyre ) with say rough unpolished granite (karinkallu) blocks? They are readily available.

Leave about 1 inch of space around the rough stone and grow grass in it.( for looks only)

Lets face it. It was foolish to lay tiles on a slope. Now just get over it and do -something properly. Am really sorry but you will have to spend some extra cash.


Whatever you do should be a permanent solution. Its your house, so plan for the long term.
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Old 16th April 2013, 15:22   #20
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Are the tiles strong enough to be ground? See if it could be roughened up a bit.
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Old 16th April 2013, 21:19   #21
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Here are two links of manufacturers of such speed bumps. One is in kerala itself. You can contact them and check out.
Thanks, this thing looks good. Will check with them.

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Guess it's a common practice in Trivandrum to pave the car porch like this.
It's too common here. Many shops have similar tiles in front. A church in this locality has nearly 100 ft of the same tiles installed in an inclined portion.

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You could try 3M Anti Skid tapes on the inclined portion of the floor. It might help the car in getting traction.
Guess it cannot withstand rains.

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Have you enquired about the cost involved in replacing two rows of tiles (1 for each tyre ) with say rough unpolished granite (karinkallu) blocks? They are readily available.
This one can be tried. Two tracks, each 2' wide should be made considering vehicles of different track width. That stone slabs are available in square pieces. Will be easy to install.
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Old 17th April 2013, 18:43   #22
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Hello.

Nice suggestions from all. There is one which we use it in hilly areas (outdoors) and in the wet and slippery areas (indoors). You can try both according to your taste and budget. They are long term practical solutions, can withstand decades of rough use and abuse.

1. Go to a marble or granite supplier, check his scrap. ( you can use either of the marble or granite according to your taste and aesthetics). Get a hand held marble / granite cutter. Cut 1 1/2" wide strips of 2' wide ( it seems your tiles are endura 1'x1', or according to the exact width of two laid tiles, side to side.) to get exact width and length, you need to make 2 jig ( for 2 types of lengths, i.e. 2' and of 1 1/2" ) on the ground ( a 2" x 2" or 3" x 3" ms angle is good enough. Weld a metal stopper at the end of the required length and width.

Now ask the mason to get 50% of the 1 1/2" wide under the ground and let the other be exposed for the tyre grip. Now, you can decide on 60:40 also, 60% being inside. a quarter of an inch is required to make it last long, really long and durable.

Now looking at the colour, i can advise red & white marble or black granite. Start from the joints. between any two joints of the tile, there should be no more than 5 - 6 such stone strips.

The white -red combination or black will be visible for others, so as not to trip over. They can be easily cleaned by normal broom, mop. pressure wash is not required.

2. This is little bit costly and is more suitable for stairs, pool side wet areas, polished marbled / granite porch.

Do the same, but with SS / BRASS strips of 10mm thick, 8mm to 10mm above and below ground is good enough for both tyre grip and holding with the surface. Use epoxy for grouting. Araldite will be too costly.

For stairs / pool side, sauna, etc. one should have 5-6mm outside only.
The whole thing propery planned should take not more than 1/2 day to cut all, and one day to make the strips on the ground and the other day to fix. Give 48 hrs to dry and set, unless your mason is very skilled so as to cut exactly a fraction of length larger so as to hammer the strip down. once hammered, it cannot come out. A less skilled mason will get the grooves a mm bigger and then put cement (white cement and then match the colour) or epoxy, as per your choice and budget.
Hope you will like the idea, unless already done.

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You can consider getting a civil work guy with a tile cutter, make horizontal cuts which are 1 inch tall, and full width of the slope, and put strips of rough granite of a colour which matches your tiles. Will retain the look, and should be a 1/2 day job.
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I've seen Parking Lot entrances in malls, where the concrete has parallel grooves running across it for the whole length of an incline. It helps remove the standing water and prevents aquaplaning. Cutting grooves in the tiles might work for you.

Simpler, cheaper solution: put some cover on top of the incline with fiberglass sheet/asbestos, etc. It'll stop water from getting all over your tiles...
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Vitrified tiles are NOT meant for drive ways. Period. Nor is polished granite. But people are using them, and it has disastrous results as far as traction of wheels go.Else they would last a lifetime.

Just my POV


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Hi,
So finally what is the solution considered as permanent fix to the problem?
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You could fix two long running strips of artificial lawn grass (like a rail track) on both edges. They should be positioned so that the tyres of your cars should ride on them. This will also look elegant & give you super grip.

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Instead of re-tiling two parallel row of tiles, you could also look at removing every alternate tile so that there is only cement left. This way, you can have every tile followed by a patch of cement. This should help traction.

But this is not a very asthetic and good-looking solution.
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maybe you can try sandblasting (like you see on the exterior walls of some houses or even for the perimeter walls) 2 strips of tyre width. you might have to chip the tiles a bit so that the cement grips the tiles. i have seen it in a couple of places but the inclines were not this steep.
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Since I went through this thread I was getting related ads from google. One of which has products that can really solve your purpose. No idea if they can be shipped to india or if similar products are available in India. Antislip coarse adhesive, antislip tapes, antislip clear adhesive etc.
Some of them are 3M products. Probably you should contact 3M dealer.
Have a look-

http://www.kofflersales.com/non-slip...ive.asp?cid=23

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