Concrete Repair and Leveling
Considered Concrete Repair and Leveling Services offered by Precision concrete cutting if your sidewalk or walkway is damaged. ADA Compliance issues could be violated if you don’t act quickly
As one might be aware, a sidewalk needs to be a safe, accessible, and well-maintained area because they are an essential part of a city and community. They’ve been known to boost general public well-being and maximize social capital.
In order to understand if your concrete repair meets all of these standards, you have to be mindful of the sidewalk’s zones. Each zone, whether you intend to only implement all of them or not, serves a different purpose. For example, you have the Frontage zone which is the section that functions as an extension of the building the sidewalk faces, the Pedestrian Through zone which is the primary, accessible pathway that runs parallel to the street, the Street Furniture Curb zone which is between the curb and the through zone where you can place amenities such as lighting, benches, utility poles, etc, and finally there’s the Enhancement zone which is the section right next to the sidewalk that consists of the curb extensions, parklets, stormwater, parking, and bike lanes.
Understanding these zones are essential to any concrete repair you need to complete since every one of these has a role and a function depending on how busy your sidewalk is. You must abide by ADA standards as well as your own personal standards as to how you want to use this space effectively for commerce. In fact, some studies show that good pedestrian walkability has a positive impact on land values.
A sidewalk is recommended to be a minimum cross-section of 5 feet, large enough for two people walking side by side. This meets the minimum ADA accessibility requirements as well, so this is what most city planners will use as a standard during the design process. Some cities have also designed much wider spaces for their concrete repair, especially if the area is anticipated to have a high volume of pedestrians. It goes without saying that one will need to provide the necessary space for the additional traffic.