Keeping Summer Safe
Summer is here and the kids are out of school. This means a lot of activity around the home, maybe friends or family over for a day at the pool.
Got that 4th of July party scheduled? The grass is cut, got the pool clean, been to the store for food & drink, and you even got some decorations! Unfortunately the pool deck is cracked and settled. You think, "this looks really bad", but more importantly, it's a liability.
Little Johnny has been out playing with his friends around the neighborhood all day and you find out he's fallen on the uneven sidewalk and broke a bone. Who is responsible for that sidewalk? In some cases the city is and in others it's the homeowner, whose property it's on, who is responsible.
About 20% of Americans have disabilities. Trip hazards challenge all citizens, but especially the old, young, disabled and those with canes, crutches, wheelchairs, and gaits. Today’s litigious culture and abundance of accident attorneys increases the odds of lawsuits, raising liability risk when trip hazards exist whether on public sidewalks and rights-of-way or at your neighbors house.
Sidewalks, driveways, front steps, pool decking, etc. We are surrounded by concrete everywhere and our earth is constantly shifting and eroding. Cities and homeowners, together, can reduce sidewalk risk by reducing trip hazards. Most trip and fall accidents are preventable.
When lifting and leveling concrete with polyurethane foam, trip hazards are completely and cleanly removed from sidewalks, pool decks, driveways, etc virtually eliminating claims that result from trips and falls on uneven concrete. By having Concrete Corrections remove their trip hazards, our clients reduce their legal liability using the most efficient and cost effective method available.
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We are constantly asked why concrete slabs sink, and how to prevent them from doing it again. The answer is simple, in 99% of the cases the culprit is poor drainage at the slab. What this means is that if you can see the bottom of your concrete, you have negative drainage, and if you have negative drainage, the soil beneath you slab will be depleted leaving you with a situation that will cause voids beneath your concrete and will cause water to flow towards the foundation of your home, which will make its way into the basement and may even cause serious problems with the integrity of your foundation.
Check placement of downspouts - Sometimes gutters need to be moved in order to keep water from undermining driveway or walkway slabs.
Landscaping - Trees that have been removed will eventually rot down and cause a low spot in your yard, this could eventually be a place where water will collect and have no way out, creating a bigger void near pool decking, driveways and walkways.
Seal cracked concrete - Each time it rains, that water is seeping down in between cracked concrete and eroding soil underneath. If enough soil is eroded out, that slab or concrete section will drop because it no longer has the support needed below.
If you are in the Coastal South Carolina areas and have sinking concrete or voids beneath your interior or exterior slab give the your Polyjack Professional at Concrete Corrections a call for your Free Estimate 843-732-3201