Trip Hazards

Fix Trip Hazards for ADA Compliance

Fix Trip Hazards for ADA Compliance

Precision Concrete Cutting can help fix trip hazards in your pedestrian walkways to bring your location back into ADA compliance.

Trip Hazards can pop up for various reasons, ranging from onsite damages to poor structural planning. Sidewalk distresses that require correction can include heaved slabs, step separation, and paver irregularities. Sidewalk segments with depressions may also create a settled area that traps water, in which case an actual slip may occur, or it might be harder to see the depression is actually there.

Any obstacle in the way of someone walking on a walkway or sidewalk could cause them to slip and fall. But if it’s not debris that can easily be picked up and moved to a better area, and it’s a crack or uneven part of the path, then it becomes something you have to get fixed. There are several routes you could take such as concrete grinders and scrabblers or replacing and filling the sidewalk entirely, but these can be very expensive, might take too long, or not always be ADA compliant.

We use patented technology to deliver ADA-compliant solutions to uneven sidewalks, concrete walkways, or even handicap access ramps. We do all this in an environmentally responsible way, keeping in mind to minimally disturb the surrounding trees or yard.

In order to successfully remove trip hazards, we first have to take precise measurements to know where we are going to cut, where to start and where to end. There actually needs to be an ADA compliant slope of 1:12 (this means for every inch of rise there is 12 inches of run) on sidewalk panels and handicap accessible areas so that people with wheelchairs and scooters have a better way to use this area without outside assistance.

We use a cutting method that is more affordable than concrete grinders and scrabblers which can leave the surface rough and pitted. This way, we can reach the edges of every sidewalk and remove trip hazards from any angle. Without and damage to nearby impediments, we can remove hazards caused by cracked concrete or locate in gutters or adjacent to a wall, which are usually very hard-to-reach areas.

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.

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