Is it Time for a New Concrete Sidewalk?

Concrete sidewalks can last for decades, but even this durable material will eventually need replacement. Erosion, settling, water intrusion, plants and other factors can take their toll on concrete sidewalks, making them unsightly and even hazardous. Here are a few signs that it may be time to replace your old concrete sidewalk versus having it repaired.

Large Cracks

Concrete will crack, it is inevitable. Small cracks can be repaired and filled, but when larger cracks appear, it may be time to replace your sidewalk. Large cracks will allow more water intrusion, causing more settling and uneven surfaces that can be dangerous. Plus, those cracks invite plant growth, making it more difficult to keep your sidewalk looking clean and kempt.

Unlevel Sections

If one section settles, or tree roots push up a section, your sidewalk becomes a danger zone. These unlevel areas can be a tripping hazard, leading to falls and injuries. If someone is hurt on your property, you can be liable for their injuries and at risk for lawsuits.

Crumbling Edges

When the edges of your sidewalk begin crumbling away, it is time to replace, not repair. Concrete will eventually break apart due to its porous nature and will need complete replacement at this point to retain the form and function you desire.

When your old sidewalk is showing the signs of severe disrepair, it is best to put your money into replacement versus endless repairs. Contact your local paving contractor that offers sidewalk installation to create a new walkway that will look and function as it should. It can protect you from liability from fall accidents and improve the overall look of your home or business.

ACE Paving & Maintenance
3465 Francis Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 686-3758

Three Reasons to Replace That Old Concrete Sidewalk

Do you have a sidewalk at your home or business that is cracked, uneven or sprouting weeds? While concrete is a very durable surface and wonderful for sidewalks and walkways, it does not last forever. If you have been putting off fixing or replacing that old concrete sidewalk, now is the time to finally make the move. Here are three reasons you need to call a concrete contractor to replace your sidewalk.

  1. Liability. The most important reason to replace that old sidewalk is your liability for injuries. Slabs that have settled or become uneven can easily become a hazard for guests or customers, putting you at risk for financial liability if someone is injured. Even with property liability insurance, you still are responsible for deductibles and possibly may have an increase in your premiums.
  2. Curb appeal. Old sidewalks can detract from the beauty or aesthetics of your home or business. Keep your property’s value intact by replacing cracked or worn out sidewalks and walkways with new, beautiful concrete.
  3. Function. If you, your family or guests avoid walking on your sidewalk due to the uneven or damaged surface, they are probably walking on your lawn. The function of your walkway is to offer a safe, easy place for foot traffic that keeps intruding feet off your grass. Keep landscaping costs down by upgrading your sidewalk to a desirable walking surface.

Make replacing your old sidewalk or walkway a priority this year.  Call your local concrete contractor to get a quote on your new sidewalk to avoid the expensive consequences of not maintaining a safe, functional walkway.

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Sunshine Services
8371 McAllister Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 731-1722