A concrete trip hazard can be defined as any protruding or uneven surface on a sidewalk or pedestrian pathway that poses a potential risk of tripping and falling for pedestrians. Concrete trip hazards are caused by damage, deterioration, or poor concrete surface maintenance. Common concrete trip hazards include uneven settlement of concrete slabs due to soil erosion, tree root growth under the sidewalk, and cracks or ridges resulting from constant pedestrian traffic or exposure to weather elements.
Do you have an unsafe concrete sidewalk or driveway? It’s time for you to get it fixed before it gets worse. Since your property is at risk for liability issues, more cities are requiring homeowners to pay for cracking and uneven concrete surfaces. Not only do concrete surfaces affect residential areas, but they also occur on commercial property such as boardwalks and amusement parks. Avoid trip hazard liability lawsuits and improve the safety of your property by investing in concrete repair in Florida. At Foundation Pros of Florida, we specialize in residential and commercial concrete leveling for all concrete surfaces before they become a major issue. We have the necessary tools to perform the proper maintenance and repairs at competitive prices.
What makes concrete surfaces a trip hazard? Uneven concrete is caused by several factors, such as tree roots, natural shifting and settling soil. These conditions create sinking and cracking concrete surfaces. Additional signs of concrete settlement include:
Broken corners of concrete surfaces
Drainage issues created by standing water and runoff
Tripping hazards for pedestrians and family members
Unsightly, cosmetic issues
Broken corners and edges of concrete surfaces caused by ground movement and voids
Difficulty with mowing, shoveling and trimming
If you notice any of these signs, contact the concrete leveling specialist in Jacksonville, Florida. Residential and commercial concrete settlement can be a potential liability for homeowners in case of trip and fall injury.
Concrete Trip Hazard Leveling
Leveling the existing concrete is the most economical solution to providing a safe surface for patios, pools, sidewalks, streets, garages and more. To effectively stabilize the surface, we use polyurethane foam. A small hole is drilled through the affected concrete. Polyurethane foam is injected into the void under the surface. As the foam expands, it lifts the surface back to its original position. Finally, the holes are filled. The work area is cleaned up and tools removed. Because polyurethane foam quickly hardens, it can be immediately used.
Polyurethane foam is the most preferred concrete leveling method because it offers many benefits. Some benefits include:
Fast, effective method
No noise associated with the injection process
Fills in the void
Seal stays intact
Fast-acting curing time
Higher structural integrity
Eliminates water penetration and erosion
Applied to multiple applications
Contact the experts at Foundation Pros of Florida for effective concrete leveling solutions. We offer concrete repair for residential and commercial surfaces including amusement parks, driveways, walkways, boardwalks, and more. Contact us today for an estimate.
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