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 OUTPERFORMS THE COMPETITION

VANGUARD
products were developed with the user in mind. In fact, based on numerous meetings and conversations during VANGUARD ’s original development process with Architects, Building officials, Site developers, agencies and individuals for blind and visually impaired, we developed VANGUARD products specifically to eliminate the problematic issues inherent in all other systems such as peeling, curling, loss of adhesion, color loss, slipperiness, structural failures, ad infinitum. The VANGUARD system not only solved each and every one of these issues, but thanks to literally hundreds of industry and individual comments, VANGUARD products, by design, have the lowest life cycle costs anywhere. In fact, in almost every case, once you’ve installed VANGUARD detectable warnings, it is unlikely you will ever see any additional expense (other than normal cleaning) pertaining to same again.

The advantages to using the VANGUARD system are clear, but probably the most important is: VANGUARD truncated domes are liquid applied.Vanguard Products will not fail over time This allows them to not only follow the existing contours of your applied surface, but more importantly, as opposed to all other systems, VANGUARD products will continue to follow the contours of the surface as it changes over time. Because VANGUARD products are installed in liquid form, on your surface, VANGUARD “becomes one” with the surface.

What this means to you, the owner is: no more replacing tiles due to freeze/thaw heave, no more trip hazards from edges curling, and because VANGUARD products literally attach to every single micron of your surface, there’s no way water can get underneath allowing moisture to degrade the structural surface below. No more failure!!

No other system can claim this, and…these qualities continue over the entire life of the installed surface  (estimated: 20+ years).

VANGUARD's systems are the only way to go.


 

 
 

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VANGUARD Products:

  OFFER BETTER VISIBILITY
  OFFER BETTER ADHESION
  COST LESS TO INSTALL
  NO MAINTENANCE COST
  MAINTAIN ORIGINAL SKID RESISTANCE

VANGUARD matches the look and feel of tiled systems, but offers vastly superior adhesion, generally cost less to install, and most importantly, while other systems become more slippery during their life span due to normal abrasion of the surface, VANGUARD products maintain the same skid resistance they had on day one of installation. In fact, in many cases, VANGUARD products are MORE non skid than the surface they’re installed on ! And, thanks to the glass beads integral in all VANGUARD non skid surfaces, they offer not only better skid resistance, they reflect light better under any lighting conditions than all other compliant detectable warnings available anywhere in the world market today.

Vanguard Detectable WarningsIn fact, VANGUARD systems offer the same look and feel of the tiled or other systems, while ensuring the highest quality, stable, non skid pedestrian surfaces and directional guidance aids available, that last literally for decades. VANGUARD products often have the lowest installed cost, with virtually NO maintenance costs. VANGUARD offers the strongest warranty available in the industry, offering both an interior, as well as an exterior warranty covering all aspects: Color retention, Non skid, and Adhesion. (see specifications).

As the name implies, VANGUARD products are always in the forefront, ahead of the pack, providing the highest quality pedestrian surfaces and detectable surface textures available anywhere.

VANGUARD products are not only the easiest surfaces in their class to install, they are also the longest lasting, have the lowest maintenance requirements, the best color retention of any product available anywhere, and both the lowest short term, as well as long term cost factors.

Like a matted system, VANGUARD detectable warnings are manufactured out of liquid plastic. Some company's take liquid plastic and injection molding machines and manufacture in pristine environments a product, shipped to you in a box that you install via an epoxy or mechanical fasteners, VANGUARD takes a liquid plastic epoxy (even stronger than those other products) and manufactures its plastic detectable warnings right there on site.

We simply eliminated the box!

Vanguard ProductsVANGUARD products are exceptional when used as non skid surfaces where additional safety needs, or more visibility may be required, or simply when a decrease of liability is needed through heightened awareness levels.

VANGUARD is the only line of products that is available for immediate installation, with no surface degradation necessary, with integral glass beads for phenomenal skid resistance, as well as light reflection.

Vanguard ADA SystemsVANGUARD products are a great addition to all your pathways for increased pedestrian safety, and decreased pedestrian liability.

Vanguard Black SkidGuard 





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Truncated Domes
Vanguard Detectable Warnings (Truncated Domes)Truncated domes are a uniform standard that have been chosen by the federal government over all others as the only approved surface texture allowed under specified criteria such that "continuity" of design for the visually impaired is maintained. As per ADAAG/PROWAAC guidelines, these are to be placed around,

  • hazardous vehicular ways
  • access ramps
  • transit platform edges
  • where predetermined edge protection is required.

Vanguard Detectable Warnings (Truncated Domes)
VANGUARD
products install for less, last longer, and require virtually NO maintenance. Because they are liquid applied, they follow not only every subtle variation in the existing substrate today, but every change the surface will go through over it's lifespan as well.

VANGUARD is the detectable warning that meets both market needs: New construction as well as retrofit. In fact, in some areas, VANGUARD detectable warnings are the only product allowed.

The best product is finally available, it costs less, lasts longer, and it's all available, nationwide, under one banner: "The VANGUARD System".

Architectural Drawings and DownloadsSpecificationsRequest Information

Available colors:
Blue, Yellow, Red, Black, White
Yellow = Guaranteed Federal Color Standard 33538

Vanguard colors available

Installed by VANGUARD Installers only.

 


GuideStrip
GuideStripGuideStrip is the latest addition to the VANGUARD line. While the grooves are a little difficult to see in such a small image (right), the quarter ($.25) indicates both the location and approx. depth of same. GuideStrip is a unique tactile guidance system that uses the grooved/cane directional system for individuals to track safely to an emergency exit, at crosswalk edges, transit platform door openings (to indicate both, door location, as well as appropriate path of travel), or anywhere else directional or emergency cues are required. GuideStrip provides functional, directional, as well as intuitive cues, and GuideStrip fits all training methods currently used.

Whether by following the groove with a cane ("tracking"), or going back and forth with standard crossover motion ("washboard"), GuideStrip is the most effective means of providing a safe and efficient nominal dimensional barrier, as well as providing directional cues. Available in any width (photo is of a 5 inch wide section).

Architectural Drawings and DownloadsSpecificationsRequest Information 
Available colors: Blue, Yellow, Black, Red, or White.
SkidGuard non skid surface colors 
Installed by VANGUARD Installers only.


SkidGuard
SkidGuard in blackSkidGuard is a fantastic breakthrough product. Whether installed by VANGUARD Installers, or by your own staff, SkidGuard is the best non skid, high vis, abrasion resistant pedestrian surface available on planet Earth ! Like all VANGUARD products, the inclusion of glass beads not only heightens the visibility of the product when light sources reflect, the angular cut glass also makes it the most non skid surface available like it on the market. Designed to enable loading docks, Easy to Installstair treads, ramps, food processing areas, and other areas of high pedestrian traffic and abrasion, to have the best, longest lasting, most visible skid free surface available, it is, like all VANGUARD products, extremely cost effective, and easy to install. SkidGuard adheres to concrete and asphalt (and all other hard surfaces), SkidGuard lasts 5 - 10 times longer than standard deck coatings, is vastly superior to all temporary non skid tapes, and is the most versatile non skid surface treatment available in the world.


Architectural Drawings and DownloadsSpecificationsRequest Information 
Available colors: Blue, Yellow, Black, Red, or White.
SkidGuard non skid surface colors 
Installed by VANGUARD Installers or by your staff in kit form.


 

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VANGUARD products are installed only by trained installers , on site, fitting our product to your unique individual site conditions and contours, like no other product can. All pricing for VANGUARD products includes labor, materials, and all installation costs, so there's no confusion as to how to install the materials, wondering if it's done right...it's all done for you by trained professionals, with their first focus on helping you achieve your goals.

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