Walkway Repairs in 2022
The new year is almost here- Make sure you contact Precision Concrete Cutting to prepare for sidewalk and walkway repairs in 2022. Many property owners are unaware of the importance of being compliant with the ADA, or simply don’t know how to get into compliance cost-effectively. Most people believe that when your concrete walkways received serious damage, that replacements need to occur. This isn’t the case, not with PCC! We can fix it!
When it comes to ADA sidewalk repair, PCC has you covered. We have the knowledge to understand ADA compliance. ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act, and as you might have guessed, being compliant with their standards means making sure environments, facilities, and certain other resources are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
People with disabilities, for example, those who use wheelchairs, crutches, or canes, are vulnerable and trip hazards can pose a threat to their safety. This is why the ADA has standards to guide those constructing sidewalks in a safe and accessible manner.
Not only that, but even the texture has to be slip-resistant, firm, and stable. So the way you finish the concrete is just as crucial as cutting to the appropriate length and width. Additionally, a sidewalk must have a slope of less than a ratio of 1:12 (meaning that for every inch of the vertical rise there must be 12 horizontal inches).
If you are constructing a sidewalk located near obstructions, such as telephone poles, traffic signal cabinets or other utilities and infrastructure, that’s ok, but for the sake of ADA sidewalk repair: the sidewalk must be constructed to allow the minimum width requirement of 36 inches between the edge of obstruction and the edge of the sidewalk.
As you can see, there are many things you need to consider when either constructing a new walkway or updating a new one. Our process is clean and cost-effective, and we offer a patented cutting method that reaches edges much better than other comparable methods like grinders. We are an industry leader when it comes to our technology and price. We will make precise measurements to know exactly where the cut will start and end, ensuring that there is an ADA-compliant slope while eliminating any trip hazards from virtually any angle. The result will leave you happy and limit risks of liability.
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.