One of the concrete structures that we drive past or walk on every single day is sidewalks. With sidewalks, we get a lot of people who are confused about who exactly is responsible for taking care of a particular sidewalk. There are a couple of general rules that we can usually follow to be able to find out whether you would have jurisdiction so to speak over a specific sidewalk. That way we can know whether or not you are legally able to alter the sidewalk in question. There are a lot of different rules and regulations that apply to sidewalks. Hiring a service that can guide you through each one makes things a lot easier!
As we’ve said when it comes to sidewalks you have to figure out what you can or cannot do. That is always the first step in our sidewalk building or remodeling process. Figuring out exactly what your options are will allow us to plan out the type of job that we will be able to do. Otherwise, we may just be throwing darts in the dark. That is not really the way that we want to go about offering our services of course.
A common problem with sidewalks is that they start to break off over time if they are not given the proper maintenance and especially if they have to handle trucks that may move up and down on them. So this usually becomes more of a common problem for companies and stores that are getting merchandise or things like that delivered. What we can do is work with what is actually there. This means that we rebuild the existing concrete structure by laying new concrete on the existing sidewalk. Other times what we tend to do is to just tear down everything that is there and start from scratch.
Connecting Sidewalks & Driveways
One of the most important aspects of both driveways and sidewalks is precisely how they can mix well together. Whether we are building a driveway or redesigning a sidewalk we will make sure to take this “relationship” into consideration. When a car has to constantly move up and down a driveway that is not really even with the street below the car will usually take a lot more damage than it should. Could we really point to this as a determining factor that will make the car break down? Maybe not, but it does put vehicles at a higher risk and who really wants that?
If you take a stroll down pretty much any street in town you are going to find that certain areas especially gated residential areas have the exact same sidewalk covering the entire place. At times this is due to a rule that was set up by the board that controls certain areas. In this case, we will need some permission to be able to reimagine the look that you can give to your sidewalk. Still, we are open to building all kinds of different sidewalks to match your needs and wants!