Removal of Trip Hazards
Florida Sidewalk Solutions specializes in the Removal of Trip Hazards from concrete sidewalks and walkways. Call Today for an estimate!
What is a Trip Hazard and why is the Removal of Trip Hazards important, and how is it done? Firstly know that the ADA, or the Americans with Disabilities act was formed in 1990. This act set forth many rules and standards for a variety of situations. Many of those rules revolve around public access walkways such as sidewalks, walkways, ramps, stairs, and more. These laws were designed to ensure that sidewalks and walkways were built with disabled pedestrians’ safety and accessibility in mind. Further that these accessible walkways and sidewalks must continue to be maintained so that they stay accessible, less they form “trip hazards”.
Erosion, time, and natural wear and tear damages are the root cause of most trip hazards, though poor design and placement can certainly contribute to these types of problems. A trip hazard is defined by the ADA as any sudden height difference of 1/4 inches or more. Generally, this happens as weather, erosion, friction, accidents occur, and even small changes in the land beneath the concrete panels that compose the sidewalk shift and change. Traditionally the way this is handled is by removal of the damaged sidewalk panel, and a complete replacement with a newer undamaged panel. However, this method is costly and time-consuming. Florida Sidewalk Solutions offers a new, high-tech method that is far more cost-effective.
As mentioned above, a total replacement was the primary method by which one would in the past deal with trip hazards. This would be a replacement of the entire walkway or specific panels. Florida Sidewalk Solutions has a different, far more efficient and cost-effective method of the Removal of Trip Hazards. Florida Sidewalk Solutions can actually repair it to bring it back in line with the ADA standard. To do this, we perform a 3 phase process in which phase 1 involves measuring the current damages to assess what needs to be done. The next phase is the cutting and smoothing of the concrete. This will ensure a zero height differential between the affected panels. Lastly is clean up and removal of debris for the purpose of recycling. After the process is complete, you can rest assured you will be within compliance, and not pose a risk to disabled pedestrians.
So why replace your entire sidewalk? It’s much better for you to truly have it repaired by the sidewalk repair specialists- Florida Sidewalk Solutions!
Contact Florida Sidewalk Solutions today if you have a trip hazard on your property that needs removal.
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