Trip Hazards and Removal
If you are dealing with trip hazards, there are actually a few options you might have. For example, you can go out and buy the necessary supplies if your front porch or driveway has a small crack. You can use a chisel and make the crack wider at the bottom than at the top. You can do this by putting the chisel in the crack, angle it outward, then tap it with a sledge hammer. Once that’s done, you can clean the debris with a stiff brush. It’s crucial to remove debris from the crack or else crumbs and pebbles will make the concrete patch you made weak. You can then fill the crack with a patching mix which is made from vinyl, cement, and sand. Make the area around the crack damp, spread the mix with a trowel, then smooth the surface. You should wet the surface and apply a bonding agent which should stay on for up to 15 minutes. Lastly, you will want to use a putty knife to smooth the surface and pack some anchoring cement into the hole.
While some people who are more experienced might save money doing this, if something goes wrong, you may end up having to pay a professional to fix your mistakes. Any accidents that result in your mistakes will also cost you a great deal, so it’s always worth it to have a professional sidewalk repair specialist look at your trip hazards to determine what the best solution is for the problem. If you have a publicly accessible area like a walkway, ramp, or sidewalk as part of your property, then repairs need to be as precise as possible in order to avoid any liability and offtentimes, scabblers and grinders won’t be able to do the most efficient job.
Precision Concrete Cutting has a patented cutting method that is sure to get the job done right, safely, and clean as well. This makes it the most efficient and cost effective method to fix trip hazards that will also result in an ADA compliant walkway.
We have almost 20 years of experience serving the San Francisco and Sacramento area in saving cities, communities, homeowners’ associations, schools, and universities hundreds of thousands of dollars in trip and fall lawsuits from trip hazards. Our number one priority is for your neighborhood or business to remove trip hazard liabilities quickly while keeping the area safe, clean, and accessible to all. Our sidewalk repair specialists are eager to discuss how they can help your repairs, so please call us at 866-792-8006.