Trip Hazard Leveling
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Trip Hazard Leveling

Trip Hazard Leveling

Thousands of people are injured each year due to concrete sidewalk trip hazards, so naturally, Trip Hazard Leveling is an essential part of not only city planning, but also homeowning, or even business operations. Injuries caused by these trip hazards are termed trip, slip, and fall accidents.

 

A sidewalk or walkway is made with concrete, and it’s considered one of the most durable construction materials around. Concrete sidewalks still deteriorate over time due to exposure to the elements, repeated freeze-thaw cycles, poor water drainage, and ground movement, which all take their toll year after year.

 

When the slabs of concrete that these walkways are composed of do not settle evenly or have been raised up because of tree-root growth or poor water drainage in the soil, it becomes uneven with the neighboring slabs. This can cause people to trip or stub their toes as they walk over the sidewalk.

 

The trip hazards that cause these mishaps are defined as vertical heights that are ¼ inch and above. To successfully clear up these hazards, you can call a professional Trip Hazard Leveling company.

 

The factors that contribute to these trip hazards even developing to begin with include:

  • Cracks: Cracks on the sidewalks are usually caused by the shifts in seasonal temperatures, soil standing, or change in weather conditions. They may also be due to inferior materials that could have been used in repairing the sidewalks.

  • Uneven Pavements: The common cause of uneven pavements on sidewalks is the separation of concrete or asphalt. This may be due to heavy traffic or tree roots heaving up some areas on the pavement.

  • Buckling: These refer to large and uneven broken concrete slabs. In most cases, they develop from tree roots that push up from underneath the sidewalks.

  • Snow and Ice: Snow and ice are quite common in very cold or arctic regions. It is always recommended to remove them to minimize the risks of trip, slip, and fall accidents.

 

Florida Sidewalk Solutions has 15 years of Trip Hazard Leveling experience in Florida alone saving cities, communities, homeowners’ associations, schools, and universities hundreds of thousands of dollars in trip and fall lawsuits from a cracking sidewalk. 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 Trip Hazard Leveling specialists are eager to discuss how they can help your repairs.

We have assited communities, homeowners’ associations, schools, and universities hundreds of thousands of dollars in trip and fall lawsuits from a cracking sidewalk. 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 with your repairs, so please call us at 954-514-7218

954-514-7218.

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