Damaged Sidewalk? Don’t Replace, Repair!
Are you dealing with a damaged sidewalk and you’re not sure how to proceed? Call Precision Concrete Cutting Today so we can repair it!
Our industry-defining cutting method is absolutely able to resolve, smooth out, fill out, and otherwise get rid of any trip hazards on your walkway or sidewalk. In fact, you may not need to replace your damaged sidewalk at all. You can keep your sidewalk, save some money, and still have a fantastic ADA-compliant walkway you can be proud of.
While walking on a sidewalk might not seem a difficult feat for the average person, simply traversing these pathways can pose unique challenges and risks for those who use wheelchairs, crutches, and other walking aides. Hence the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act was set forth in the 1990s. This ACT made it so certain regulations musty be met for sidewalks and walkways to be considered safe for everyone, including the disabled. Property owners and managers are responsible for maintaining their pedestrian spaces within ADA compliance, or they could face fines.
One example of these criteria is the minimum width for an ADA-compliant sidewalk, which must be at bare minimum 36 inches or wider. This means surrounding obstructions must be taken into consideration during initial construction. Furthermore, if a sidewalk meets the minimum 36 inches, but does not eceed60 inches across, additional passing spaces must be constructed at set intervals to allow those with transportation aids the space to safely pass. These passing spaces must measure at least 60 inches on all sides and must be located at least every 200 feet. Not only that, but the texture has to be slip-resistant, firm, and stable, so the way you finish the concrete has to be taken into consideration whether repairing or constructing a sidewalk. The slope of the walkway also has to be less than a ratio of 1:12 (meaning that for every inch of the vertical rise there must be 12 horizontal inches).
PCC is the industry leader in damaged sidewalk repair. Our process will work with your budget while working to make your damaged sidewalk or walkway ADA compliant. By ensuring your sidewalk is leveled and repaired properly, you can eliminate the risk of trips and falls. You can save a lot of time and money, so call us today at…
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.