Repairing Uneven Walkway Slabs to Eliminate Trip Hazards

Posted by GCS on Jul 26, 2019 2:04:54 PM

Repairing Uneven Walkway Slabs to Eliminate Trip HazardsRepairing Uneven Walkway Slabs to Eliminate Trip HazardsWalkways & sidewalks are everywhere:

  • City Streets
  • Schools & Universities
  • Apartment & Condo Complexes
  • Office Parks
  • Shopping Malls & Strips
  • Recreational Parks
  • Golf Courses

The list goes on.  The important point is that they remain safe and in good condition.  A sunken walkway slab is a trip hazard and litigation risk.  Responsible property owners and managers should routinely have walkways checked.  If you find a sunken slab, consider having it leveled with high-strength polyurethane

Whatever you do, don't skimp on the solution.  As our polyurethane material supplier Alchemy-Spetec points out in their amusing blog post, How NOT To Repair Trip Hazards, property owners will sometimes go to great lengths to avoid addressing this problem.  Some of the more inadequate "solutions" include:

  • Pouring cement or asphalt on the sunken edge to build a small "ramp" up to the level of the adjacent slab...
    How NOT to Repair a Tripping Hazard 2

  • Coating the edge of the trip hazard with bright colored paint...
    How NOT to Repair a Tripping Hazard 5

  • Grinding the edge of the level slab down to meet the sunken slab...
    How NOT to Repair a Tripping Hazard 4

  • Ignoring the problem completely...
    How NOT to Repair a Tripping Hazard 6

DON'T BE THAT GUY OR GAL!  Inspect your walkways regularly and employ a safe, permanent solution like concrete leveling with high-strength polyurethane foam.  If you would like to discuss this process further, or arrange for a free estimate, call Ground Consolidation Services today at 678-337-8374.

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