If you have a commercial property, you must stay in compliance with ADA guidelines throughout your property, and that includes with sidewalk construction and maintenance. While it is important to install your sidewalks to the proper width and slope, it is also critical that you maintain the slope and have concrete sidewalk repair done in a timely manner if settling has occurred that has made them unsafe and noncompliant.
Of course, it isn’t just being compliant that you should be concerned about, but also safety. Be sure you do not have a vertical difference of more than a quarter inch to be in ADA compliance and to minimize the chance that someone will trip when walking on the sidewalk. While this can happen at joints along a sidewalk, it is also important to watch for unevenness in the concrete. Concrete leveling foam makes an effective concrete sidewalk repair for issues caused by settling.
In addition to keeping up with concrete sidewalk repair, you should also take care not to overlook the curb ramps to be sure they have a slope ratio of 1:12 that hasn’t changed afterward due to settling. Again, leveling foam can resolve this accurately without replacing the ramp entirely, saving you time and money and preventing not having appropriate access during the project.
If you would like to know more about concrete leveling foam and its benefits related to concrete sidewalk repair, give us a call at Concrete Uprising. We will assist you with being ADA compliant, as well as making sure you have a safe environment for guests to visit your property.