Why Should I Fix my Sidewalk?

July 22, 2020 Baird Foundation Repair

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about the sidewalk in front of your home. It’s not so much for you as it is for the pedestrians around your neighborhood. However, the sidewalk on your property is your responsibility to maintain.

Many times, we are asked about who’s responsibility it is to repair sidewalks. Most of the time, the answer is “the homeowner”, but we always encourage our customers to check their city government’s website to confirm.

There are a few factors that could cause a sidewalk to need repairs.

  • Rain can wash away the dirt underneath the concrete sidewalk slabs, causing them to sink or settle.
  • In dryer months, the soil can dry out and shrink. This can cause concrete to crack and potentially become a trip hazard.
  • Tree roots can wreck havoc if planted too close to your concrete and also pulls the water away from the soil underneath.

Regardless of the reason for repairs, the safety of your sidewalk is important. Many people use the pathway, whether it’s to get to work or to exercise. Children might use your sidewalk to get to and from school.

Our company has helped countless homeowners by lifting their sunken sidewalk slab, repaired their cracked driveway and, ultimately, restored their curb appeal and safety around their home. Contact us today for a free inspection!

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