Home Improvements

Professional and DIY Sidewalk Trip Hazard Repair Process

Just like the interiors home exteriors are also crucial to make it look desirable. Landscaping surrounding the home can be fixed to make your house exterior look great but some need to be fixed for safety reasons. For example, uneven sidewalk slabs are recipe for disaster. When one of the slab is lowered or risen unevenness is created and someone can trip. Your homes curb appeal also gets hampered.

The cause of uneven concrete sidewalk slabs can be due to ground compaction issues, weather, and tree root growth. Sidewalk trip hazard repair is a MUST. Many homeowners are DIY aficionados and always enjoy doing simple projects. However, sidewalk repair is not a DIY or weekend project. You need experience, good knowledge about local soil and specialized equipment to complete the task.

Professional uneven sidewalk repair

Professional foundation Repair Company apply reliable polyurethane foam concrete raising technique to resolve the sidewalk hazard issue.

Features of polyurethane lifting system

  • Sidewalk concrete is lifted and supported carefully, so as to eliminate the chances of tripping and falling hazards.
  • This technique is superior to be used in residential, industrial, and commercial repair projects.
  • Chances of future concrete damage gets decreased and offers strong pavement.

Cost of sidewalk hazard repair

Repairing cost will depend on multiple factors.

  • Extent of sidewalk damage will be considered
  • Determine how involving the task is
  • Type of materials necessary to do the task

All these will help to offer a precise cost estimate of sidewalk hazard repair project.

DIY sunken sidewalk repair using mudjacking method

If you have skills then purchase or rent necessary tools from local hardware store to fix uneven sidewalks but in case repairs are multiple then consult a contractor.

Step 1

Wear safety goggles to protect eyes from flying dust and debris, during the task.

Step 2

Two to three holes need to be drilled in the lower sidewalk slab, all the way till you hit the dirt. The holes must be located 3” from concrete edge and have diameter of 1” and be spaced 6” away from one another.

Step 3

Grout needs to be mixed as per manufacturer’s direction in a container. In another, container mix concrete and keep it on the side.

Step 4

Hose of the grout pump has to be installed on the hole and grout needs to be pumped. The slab will start to rise. Repeat this process in the other holes, till you see slab levelled evenly with the other sidewalk portion.

Step 5

Remove grout pump hose and fill concrete in each hole using putty knife. Even the top and level it with rest of concrete sidewalk.