Uneven Sidewalk Repair
If you’re getting into designing, remodeling, or rethinking an uneven sidewalk repair, there are a few things you need to know about sidewalk zones and recommended actions you need to take before beginning. Whether they are brick, cement, concrete, flagstones, gravel, or crushed stone, sidewalks need to be safe, accessible, and well-maintained as they are a crucial and important part of a city and community. They’ve been known to enhance general public health and maximize social capital.
In the initial design process, a sidewalk is actually 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, but some cities have also designed much wider spaces for their uneven sidewalk repair. If the area is anticipated to have a high volume of pedestrians, then you will need to provide the necessary space for them. You also have to take into consideration the addition of trash receptacles, bus stops, signage, and even bike share stations.
Understanding these zones are essential to any uneven sidewalk repair you need to complete since every one of these has a role and a function depending on how busy your sidewalk is day to day. 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.
And in order to understand if your uneven sidewalk repair meets all of these standards, you have to be mindful of the sidewalk’s zones. For example, you have the Frontage zone which is the section that functions essentially 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.
There is no better choice than Precision Concrete Cutting to get your walkway cracks fixed. Serving the Greater San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey Bay, Central Valley, and North Bay regions, they will deliver a precise and professional service that will get your sidewalk fixed. Call 866-792-8006 for any inquiries.
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.