Hazards in Your Sidewalk Must be Fixed
Trip Hazards are inevitable. When they do pop up you are liable to fix them quickly for the safety of pedestrians who use your walkways. The first and most important reason to deal with this type of issue is the safety and well-being of those who traverse your sidewalks and walkways. Financial Liability is the second reason and is related directly to the first. If someone is injured, you would be the one responsible for the damages. ADA compliance laws regulations and guidelines were put into place in 1990 to protect people with disabilities who often must utilize public walkways. It is already more difficult for the disabled to go about their day to day, they don’t also need to be worrying about the integrity o the sidewalks they use.
That’s why the ADA so clearly defines the rules for compliance, and enforces them. This includes where ramps are needed, the slope the ramp can have, how much additional passing space needs to be installed, and how often, where railings and banisters should go, and more. Eventually, though, almost any walkway or traversal structure such as sidewalks and ramps will suffer wear and damages caused by a variety of factors including but not limited to: weather, erosion, random chance, natural disasters, car accidents, and even normal usage. Read on to learn more about how Precision Concrete Cutting provides the most efficient, and cost-effective method of removing these hazards from your walkways.
A trip hazard is a stark or sudden differential in the height between portions of a sidewalk or walkway of 1/4 inches or more. In the past, the way this was handled was by the removal of the damaged sidewalk panel. Then, you would invest in brand new concrete and the labor to replace the panel- or even the whole walkway. However, this method is costly and time-consuming.Precision Concrete Cutting offers a new, high-tech method that is far more cost-effective.
Instead of replacing your sidewalk, Precision Concrete Cutting offers new state-of-the-art repair service that can bring your sidewalk into compliance. To do this, we perform a 3 phase process in which phase 1 involves measuring the current damages to assess what needs to be done. The next phase is the cutting and smoothing of the concrete. This will ensure a zero height differential between the affected panels. Lastly is the clean-up and removal of debris for the purpose of recycling. After the process is complete, you can rest assured you will be within compliance, and not pose a risk to disabled pedestrians.
Precision Concrete Cutting offers a far better, and less expensive way than a replacement to fix your sidewalk and walkways bringing them into ADA compliance. Call today to learn how we can cut, shave and smooth out any uneven portion so that they fall into Sidewalk Compliance from the ADA.