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ADA Trip Hazards

Sidewalk repair contractors help to remove sidewalk trip hazards in an efficient and affordable manner. Rather than replacing concrete sidewalk panels entirely, advancements in concrete cutting technology allow them to remove trip hazards in a non-disruptive manner. This can be especially useful for property management companies and municipalities looking for concrete sidewalk repair.

Trip hazards are a major problem, especially for people living with disabilities. A trip hazard, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is any vertical change on a surface over 1/4″. The ADA was incepted in 1991 to combat the already existing difficulties people living with disabilities already have getting around.

Who ADA Trip Hazards Affect?

The ADA compliance regulations are applicable to county, state, and federal municipal facilities. Trip hazards primarily form at the joints or cracks found on uneven sidewalks and walkways. Once trip hazards develop, traveling on the uneven or cracked concrete becomes more and more difficult.

Sidewalk repair contractors can also provide routine sidewalk maintenance that helps keep walkways smooth and clean. However, routine sidewalk maintenance doesn’t fix trip hazards that already exist. Similarly, removing trip hazards completely will actually reduce future sidewalk maintenance and repair costs.

The ADA state that trip hazards must be completely removed from any sidewalk available for public use. Any commercial or residential property that does not adhere to this regulation leaves themselves vulnerable to a liability case. Fortunately, sidewalk trip hazards can be removed and prevented from causing future problems.

Removing Trip Hazards

The different methods available to remove trip hazards include everything from concrete grinders and scarifiers to complete sidewalk replacement. The latter choice is only necessary in the most extreme cases. Replacing concrete sidewalk is a time-consuming, disruptive, and costly process.

The other methods for removing trip hazards also present certain problems. First, sidewalk grinding doesn’t reach all the corners of the panel. In addition to that, a scarifier and grinder is bulky and limited. Grinding sidewalks also leaves unappealing markings on the surface that can tarnish the aesthetics of the neighborhood.

Fortunately, cutting concrete with patented horizontal cutting technology allows sidewalk repair contractors to remove trip hazards completely. The end result is a clean cut that perfectly levels the surface and can be performed at virtually any angle. It is also both more affordable and more attractive than alternative methods.

If you have a trip hazard and are looking for sidewalk repair contractors in South Florida, be sure to contact Florida Sidewalk Solutions. Located in Davie, FL, our technicians service the greater South Florida area, including Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County. Get started today, get rid of the liability and save the sidewalk!

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