Cracked Pavement Repaired!
When there is cracked pavement, it’s the responsibility of the Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA) for ensuring that it is fixed in order to be ADA compliant. If walkways are uneven or broken, people with certain disabilities are at a severe disadvantage, especially if they use canes, wheelchairs, or electric scooters. In fact, it can become nearly impossible for them to go over such obstacles like cracked pavement because of this. These standards aren’t even exclusive to walkways and sidewalks.
So when it comes to having to repair a publicly accessed sidewalk, you have to take these standards into consideration. There are several ways you can level a sidewalk, but going with a cutting method tends to be the most precise. Precision Concrete Cutting can do this for you in the most effective, economical, and environmentally clean solution possible. Grinders are unable to reach the edges of a walkway which means it could still leave a trip hazard. And removing a sidewalk entirely and replacing it is costly. Our patented technology is sure to completely remove and trip hazards from cracked pavement, concrete walkways, and handicap access ramps, making them ADA compliant.
A ‘trip hazard’, according to the ADA, is any vertical change of over 1/4 inch or more at any joint or crack. Since the ADA demands strict compliance, trip hazards represent a legal liability to our clients. Cities, school districts, hospitals, churches, shopping malls, universities, apartment complexes, and other large buildings are all extremely concerned with this liability. This means also having a slope of 1:12 on sidewalk panels and handicap accessible areas and why measurements have to be precise and leave non-slip surfaces so there are no more trip hazards.
The ADA standards apply to commercial and public entities that have “places of public accommodation”. This means that if you own property that is publically walked on, you have to abide by these regulations. Some of the examples of places that need to go by these standards are locations such as assembly areas, medical care facilities, places of lodging, housing at places of education, detention and correctional facilities, social service center establishments, and residential dwelling units.
Precision Concrete Cutting has almost 20 years of experience serving the San Francisco and Sacramento area. Our precision cutting specialists are eager to deliver the best cracked pavement repair service, and our top priority is saving cities hundreds of thousands of dollars from liability, so please call us at 866-792-8006.
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.