Settled concrete sidewalks are an especially dangerous trip fall and liability problem for businesses and homeowners and municipalities. But in addition to walks, pool decks, driveways, patio slabs and more are prone to develop trips.
The ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act defines a trip hazard as any differential in height of more than 1/4″ either through a crack as shown above or a control joint.
The average medical bill for a trip fall is over $22,000 and if taken to court the average jury award is over $100,000. With potential liability that high it pays to correct trip fall issues on your property.
Some people think sidewalks are the municipalities responsibility, such is not the case. The home owner is solely responsible for both snow removal and maintenance of the walking surface. There are very few municipalities who will reimburse the homeowner for a small portion of the repair, call your city to find out if yours is one of them.
Slabjack Geotechnical is your full service concrete trip hazard remediation company. We generally raise concrete to eliminate trip hazards but also have both hand-held and walk behind concrete grinding equipment if you just have a raised corner.
Don’t allow an accident on your property. The elderly, children and others are especially susceptible to major medical expenses resulting from a trip fall even with just 1/4″ of height differential between slabs.
Call the concrete raising professional today,
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