Replacing a sidewalk? Repair instead!
If you’re thinking about replacing a sidewalk because of ADA compliance issues, stop right there! Florida Sidewalk Solutions wants to help repair it instead!
Of course, it’s normal for your first reaction with a broken sidewalk or walkway to replace it. You likely know about the ADA rules and how important it is for you to maintain compliance with them. In 1990 the US government passed the ADA- the Americans with Disabilities Act. This was done to protect the disabled, or travel impaired by creating regulations that hold property owners accountable for ensuring safe means of passage for the aforementioned disabled peoples. This could be due to cosmetic imperfections, all the way up to serious damages, but ultimately all the possibilities always boil down to the same core reason- ADA compliance.
As a property owner and/or manager, it is your job to ensure ADA compliance is met, which means getting your sidewalk fixed, as well as walkways, ramps, stairs, and banisters if they break or fall out of compliance. For instance, the owner of a Plaza that has within it several stores- is likely responsible for maintaining the integrity of the walkways in and around the plaza- not necessarily any ADA compliance issues within the individual stores inside the plaza.
In the plaza example above, the owner of this plaza will have to be aware of the fact that over time, the sidewalks and walkways will receive damage. and eventually, portions of them will likely fall out of ADA compliance. In order to fall within ADA compliance, no one particular portion of the sidewalk can be raised higher than another by more than a quarter inch. This height differential is known as a “trip hazard” according to the ADA rules. Trip Hazards have to be dealt with relatively quickly or somebody could get seriously hurt. Any injuries or complications that result from a trip hazard would be the responsibility of the property owner. Therefore, if your walkways have trip hazards, it’s time to look into an affordable sidewalk repair solution.
It used to be that you needed to completely remove sidewalk tiles when trip hazards became an issue, investing in expensive replacements. Florida Sidewalk Solutions aims to save you time, and money by offering a better option. We can completely repair the trip hazard, using an advanced cutting method that smoothes out the gap between the sidewalk tiles, creating a smooth transition that falls into ADA compliance. This costs far less than a total replacement and prevents costly pay-outs on ADA compliance issues. If your sidewalk or walkway is in need of repair, don’t wait until it’s too late and somebody gets hurt- call Florida Sidewalk Solutions today!
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