Concrete Grinding Compliant with ADA Regulation
Formed and signed into law in 1990, the ADA( Americans with Disabilities Act) is Federal law that defines what are Trip Hazards. The ADA specifies that a trip hazard as a Vertical lift over 1/4 of an inch high. Any vertical lift over a 1/4 of an inch must be removed, and maintain a smooth clean walkway. The most common areas trip hazards can be found are, broken or lifted sidewalks, walkways, handicap ramps. The ADA demands compliance that any trip hazard be removed. Not doing so can put property owners at risk for legal liabilities should someone have an accident due to a trip hazard.
One option for trip hazard removal is grinding. Grinding is a process where a gas powered or electric power unit spins a diamond wheel at a high RPM. As the diamond wheel comes into contact with the concrete, it grinds down the area that's raised up. The area is then feathered back to create a smooth gradual incline instead of a vertical tip hazard lift. Grinding can be a alternative to the more expensive remedy, R&R.(Remove & Replace) The steps involved in R & R include: Saw cutting, Demolition of concrete, removal, reform and repour concrete. \. Below are some benefits to getting trip hazards repaired.
- less disruptive to your business
- reduces your exposure to liabilities
- ADA compliance
In conclusion one can see the many benefits these repairs can offer a business or property owner.
Prestige Paving Company can provide a low cost solution to most trip hazard locations. So if your property or business has trip hazards, let us come and remedy those areas.