Sidewalks and Walkways – Repair Services
A property owner or contractor needs to always be concerned with whether their sidewalks and walkways are up to the correct standards. You have to consider including not only the necessary ADA compliance standards but OSHA standards as well. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, one has to meet certain standards especially if you need to install or make alterations, and even workers’ rights to be safe near and around them are important as well.
Specific surface materials, textures, or finishes are used to prevent or minimize slipperiness under conditions that could make walkways slippery, such as snow, ice, and rain. For example, certain ways to finish sidewalks and walkways when repairing them is by creating a rough surface rather than a smooth one which in turn can make it harder for someone to slip on. When repairing a sidewalk, it needs the appropriate slope in order to continue being accessible, and not all sidewalk repairing techniques are the same, whether by quality or price. These repairs might also require regular maintenance in order to remain up to these standards.
For a walkway to be considered accessible according to the ADA, the surface must be slip-resistant to minimize hazards to people with disabilities, especially those who use canes, crutches, and other walking aids. If one were to make repairs to your sidewalk, you should have to address surface characteristics, carpeting, openings, and changes in level when consulting with your sidewalk repair specialist.
When it comes to meeting OSHA standards specifically, a walkway has to have proper drainage, mats, and dry places to stand, if applicable, and they have to be free of sharp, protruding, corroded, or leaking objects that can affect workers in any way. Walkways need to also be able to support the appropriate weight of whatever workers are handling, it needs to be easy to access, and be regularly maintained. XCompliance violations can lead to finles in the thousands, or wore, pedestrian injrues. Don’t hesitate to get yoyr walkways and sidewalks inspected and repaired.
Florida Sidewalk Solutions has 15 years of experience in sidewalks and walkways 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 repair sidewalks and walkways by removing liabilities quickly and keeping the area safe, clean, and accessible to all. Our specialists are eager to discuss how they can help with your repairs, so please call us at 954-514-7218.
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