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In the U.S. there were rubber sidewalks

July 26 2006
12:42

Rubber sidewalks have appeared on American streets. Do innovations a number of advantages: safety, ease of maintenance and even relaxing effect on the joints of pedestrians. In addition, the rubber coating is very advantageous economically, as the main raw materials are used automobile tires.

Also, the merits of the rubber coating sidewalks can be attributed more and that they generally have a positive impact on the knee joints of passers and do not cause injuries in case of fall. In the United States every year released to 290 million tire recycling are not put on a grand scale.

According environmentalists, heavy concrete coating, "crush" the roots of trees, while the lightweight rubber does not create such problems.

Rubber sidewalks are initially established, above all, where the concrete surface has been damaged by tree roots, weather and snow plow. Concrete had to completely change every three years, while the rubber is very durable. Tells Telegraph

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