Benefits Of Our Service:
So, You Have A Trip Hazard…
Here’s an example of a sidewalk panel prior to being cut using Florida Sidewalk Solutions patented method. Trip Hazard Size: 1.5 Inches, Panel Width: 5 Feet
Your Trip Hazard Specialist will take precise measurements to know exactly where to start and end the cut. This ensures an ADA compliant slope of 1:12 on sidewalk panels and handicap accessible areas.
During cutting, your Trip Hazard Specialist will also ensure a zero differential between sidewalk panels. Notice that the cut surface has an OSHA Compliant Slip resistance greater or equal to the brushed finish on the adjacent panels.
Our service is clean! All debris is collected and recycled to maintain a “green” solution to trip hazard removal and repair. As you can see, your Trip Hazard Specialist will continue to remove the hazard while maintaining an ADA Compliant slope and zero differential between sidewalk panels.
Complete and ADA Compliant
Sidewalk is ADA Compliant, OSHA compliant for slip resistance and the trip hazard is removed. There was minimal disturbance to the surrounding trees, yard, sprinklers and landscaping.
Concrete grinders and scabblers, while commercially available and less expensive than replacement or filling, are more costly than the Florida Sidewalk Solutions cutting method. Grinders are also unable to reach the edges of the sidewalk or grind the sidewalk level with the next concrete panel, so the trip hazard often remains.
Not only can Florida Sidewalk Solutions reach the edges of every sidewalk, we can remove trip hazards from virtually any angle and at any location. Trip hazards caused by cracked concrete or located in hard-to-reach places such as in gutters or adjacent to a wall will be eliminated without any damage to nearby impediments.
Our method takes very little time, with few inconveniences to people using the walkway. The result is a safe, clean-cut walking path provided at a lower cost than any other method.
Using patented technology, Florida Sidewalk Solutions removes tripping hazards from sidewalks rendering them not only ADA compliant but also virtually hazard free. FSS delivers the highest quality in the industry–across all facets of our business.
- Our finish is the finest
- Our paperwork is the clearest
- Our sidewalks are the safest
- Our technique is the fastest
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 defines a ‘trip hazard’ as 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.
Our patented horizontal saw-cutting technology completely and cleanly removes trip hazards from sidewalks, virtually eliminating claims that result from trips and falls on uneven sidewalk. By having Florida Sidewalk Solutions remove their trip hazards, our clients reduce their legal liability using the most efficient and cost effective method available.
Our service, unlike other approaches, accurately measures each offset to ensure that we achieve the slope required by ADA specifications. The only alternative available to achieve ADA compliance (if done correctly) is removal and replacement, which is costly, disruptive, and time consuming.
- Each offset will be tapered according to the specifications requested by the client and will have a uniform non-slip surface.
- The raised sidewalk will be cut from edge to edge and brought to a zero point of differential settlement, completely eliminating the trip hazard.