Urban Rubber Paving
Looking to improve the appearance and function of your landscape? It can be easier than you can imagine and less expensive than you think. A cost effective way to resurface driveways, sidewalks, stairs and more, Sherflek provides a solution to old, damaged surfaces with the added benefits of durability, ice and slip resistance, that good looks. Safe and comfortable for young and old alike, Sherflek is also ideal for sport courts, pool decks, and patios.
“Sherflek is made from 100% recycled tires that is combined with a slow curing proprietary binder that is hand-troweled over damaged cement, asphalt, and paving stones. Installation is generally one day and does not require the costly removal of the underlying surface,” explains Mike Kehler, co-owner of Urban Rubber Paving and the approved installer of the Sherflek Rubber paving technology in Calgary. Introduced in the ‘90s and manufactured in Saskatchewan, today thousands of outdoor surfaces have been resurfaced with rubber pavement.
This continuous, poured-in-place rubber pavement is durable, easily supporting vehicle traffic and hard enough to withstand decades of snow removal. Its long lasting, low maintenance composition remains unaffected by temperature and salt and hosts attractive colour options to complement and enhance curb appeal. “Shercom Industries, the manufacturer, has pioneered a colouring technology that permits custom colour aggregate blends specific to each property,” adds Aaron Tenkink, owner of A&B Rubber Paving and the approved installer for Edmonton.
Rubber paving is slightly porous and resists water pooling, virtually eliminating the thin layer of glare ice that is the cause of many falls and injuries. Small snow falls melt much faster while heavier snows no longer stick with the same tenacity as with concrete and is easily removed, even after been driven on, with plastic snow shovels and snow blowers. “While de-icer salt does not harm rubber paving, our clients find salt is no longer necessary,” says Tenkink.
“Rubber paving is less expensive, doesn’t crack in the winter, and looks great,” says Kehler. “All the while, rescuing many tires from the landfill.”