Imagine walking through a nature preserve, admiring its beauty and lack of street noise. You come up to an area with a wooden staircase leading down to a pond. One foot is planted on the top stair, then a second foot. Before you take another step, you are losing traction, slipping off the stair. By instinct, your arms reach out to grab a handrail or anything sturdy enough to keep from falling and causing serious injury.
You miss the railing and fall down a couple stairs, sending pains down your side. Now your day is ruined because of a slip.
This is a true story from a woman in eastern Pennsylvania who suffered a bruised hip as a result of the fall. As a result, the nature preserve immediately took action to ensure this would not happen again, and after weeks of research found our company, Handi-Ramp. The nature preserve, after working with our sales department, purchased over 20 of our non slip treads designed specifically to prevent falls. Most of the treads were custom (measuring 3.75” deep by 64” long) and were mounted on a long wooden platform (pictured). Additional treads were installed at other various locations around the preserve, including the problematic stairs.
A few months after installing them, a woman on vacation in Pennsylvania from Chicago saw our non slip treads mounted on those same wooden stairs and was quite intrigued. You see, this woman was on the board of her condo and had been searching for a solution for slippery steps and ramps and had almost given up. Upon a closer look she saw a phone number and upon returning home, she called the number was delighted to find out that the company who held the patent on the tread and manufactured them was mere miles away. She stopped in that day, picked up a sample and brought it to her condo board.
About two weeks later, her board ordered several hundred treads. In a follow up phone call she expressed how pleased she was with the product and how helpful our staff was.
Our non slip treads are designed for any application, regardless of weather conditions. Wood stairs, boat docks, and concrete ramps are the most common surfaces that become slippery. To order your treads today, please visit us online or call (800) 876-7267 to speak with a tread expert.