Cracked and uneven sidewalks are an eyesore. If you come across sidewalks around your home that are cracked and crumbling down, then you should dial a sidewalk contractor to get those issues sorted out. Such damaged sidewalks invite danger to anyone who walks on them. You can get your shoe tip caught in a sidewalk crack and trip forward. Or if the crack is large enough, you can easily twist your ankle. If yours is a business property and someone gets badly hurt while tripping because of a damaged sidewalk, nothing can stop then from filing a lawsuit against you. To prevent such mishaps, it’s wise to get those sidewalks repaired right away.
Most people think that an uneven sidewalk repair project is an expensive one. But the situation is not that bad. A sidewalk repair contractor in Queens can replace the uneven sidewalk completely or can do a repair job on it, depending on the type of damage the sidewalk has faced. If the sidewalk needs complete replacement, the sidewalk repair contractor will break the section of the sidewalk which is uneven or broken with a masonry drill.
After clearing the section of concrete bits, he will level the area. Next, he will use a form to hold the concrete into the shape of the new slab and pour concrete into it. After the filling is done, the wet concrete is levelled using a trowel. When dry, the concrete form is removed and the sidewalk is opened for foot-traffic.
If the sidewalk hasn’t experienced sufficient damage, a cost-effective method called concrete raising can be used to repair the damaged concrete sidewalk. Sidewalk repairs in Queens are usually done by this method. It is also known as mud jacking or slab jacking. This method is used to raise sunken or uneven sidewalks or repair joints and cracks.
Though the process doesn’t cost you a fortune, it is a tedious and back-breaking job. The concrete repairer bores a matrix of holes in the uneven concrete slab. Then a concrete mixture is prepared which is later pumped into the holes. It fills the void beneath the slab and raises the concrete slab. The holes are then plugged with concrete and the sidewalk is opened for public use.