Are Trip Hazards on Your Property a Liability Risk? Fix Them with Concrete Leveling
In our blog articles, we strive to educate homeowners on maintaining their concrete slab foundations in order to prevent expensive repairs. However, we also know that the Greater Fort Worth area we serve is notorious for soil movement, causing concrete to shift. Add improper drainage, additional erosion, and any type of plumbing leak, and you have a potential for your foundation to crack, expand and contract, sink and settle. Now let’s talk about trip hazards.
Unfortunately, your home’s foundation is not the only concrete area that can be affected. Walks, driveways, pool decks and patios all share the potential to sink and shift. Not only are uneven and cracked walkways an eyesore, but they can also pose a danger for your family and guests who walk on them. They can also cause damage to your vehicles and equipment. These trip hazards need to be repaired before someone gets hurt.
Is Uneven Concrete Causing Trip Hazards Around Your Home?
The American Disabilities Act (ADA) has laws stating that any level changes in walking areas cannot be greater than ¼ inch. This is to allow those with disabilities, including vision impairment, mobility challenges, or requiring a wheelchair, to safely move over any surface. Uneven concrete, with high and low spots and/or large cracks, are trip hazards for anyone, but are especially challenging for those with disabilities. By not complying with the law, homeowners are liable and can be sued if a pedestrian is hurt on a trip hazard on their property.
Isn’t it better to repair the trip hazard than to risk the financial hardship and stress of legal fees, litigation, higher insurance rates and settlements? There are a few options for leveling trip hazards:
- Concrete Replacement. Not only is this method old school, but it is expensive, too. Plus, it’s time consuming, messy, and the torn out concrete ends up in a landfill.
- Mudjacking. Less expensive than replacement, but also a messy process. Further, the weight of the cement grout can still cause sinking, cracking and trip hazard issues later on. And, it’s not water tight
- Concrete Leveling with Polyurethane Foam. Inexpensive, clean, and environmentally friendly, Atlas Foundation recommends this proven method for repairing uneven concrete.
Repair Trip Hazards with Atlas Foundation’s Concrete Leveling Services. Call 817-478-1181.
Concrete leveling with Atlas Foundation is safe, reliable and affordable. The process begins by drilling small holes into the concrete, polyurethane foam is incrementally injected into the holes, filling in voids, compressing and stabilizing loose soil, and lifting the concrete.
Top 6 Reasons to Level Your Concrete with Polyurethane Foam
- Costs less than other trip hazard repair methods
- No shrinkage and water tight
- Light, so it doesn’t add weight and cause more sinking later on
- No waste, so it’s environmentally friendly
- Made in the USA
- Time saving – most jobs are completed in a couple of hours
Ridding your home of trip hazards is important for keeping your family and guests protected and safe. Injuries from falls will be avoided, you will improve your home’s value, and you won’t be vulnerable to liability and lawsuits. Don’t delay!
Call the Best Fort Worth Foundation Repair Company
Do you have uneven concrete and trip hazards on your property? If you live in the Greater Fort Worth Area, call the experts at Atlas Foundation at 817-478-1181 for a free quote. Or, visit our website to complete a contact form and learn more. Our concrete leveling services will have you compliant with ADA guidelines in no time. With over 50 years of foundation repair experience, you can trust Atlas Foundation to protect your home and family from trip hazards.