KANSAS CITY SIDEWALK REPAIR
Top-Rated Sidewalk Repair Services in the KC Metro
Uneven sidewalk repair in Kansas City may be even more critical than driveway repair. Sidewalks are typically comprised of smaller panels than driveways, so that means each panel has more freedom to shift and move independently of the adjacent panels as the soil below it settles.
Of course, soil may not settle evenly so any concrete sitting on top of it may not settle evenly either. This, along with other factors, such as nearby trees with growing roots and the slope of the land the sidewalk sits on, can mean that sidewalks panels are bound to become uneven or cracked at some point during their lifespan.
Sunken concrete only gets worse with each season, as the lower concrete slab collects water, which causes soil erosion between and underneath the concrete slabs. The freezing, thawing and sometimes re-freezing cycle that occurs as part of our Midwest weather is enough to move and crack entire concrete sidewalk slabs.
But uneven sidewalk repair in Kansas City is critical. Cracked, uneven or sunken sidewalks are more than just unsightly, they are also a danger to the public’s health and a liability waiting to happen. Uneven or sunken sidewalks can pose dangerous trip hazards and not only that, but if someone does trip and fall, the owner may be held liable in court. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 defines a “trip hazard” as any vertical change of over 1/4 inch or more at any joint or crack. Because the ADA requires strict compliance, trip hazards represent a legal liability.
Mudjacking can lift and level uneven or sinking sidewalks in much the same way as it can raise driveways. The process can also fill voids that form when soil sitting under sidewalks settles. The voids can harbor unwanted critters, especially during the winter. Mudjacking will fill these voids and prevent critters nesting and further damaging your sidewalks.
And using mudjacking to repair uneven sidewalks in Kansas City can be done at a fraction of the cost of tearing it out and replacing it.
A Boss Mudjacking professional will visit your home or business, provide an on-site sidewalk repair evaluation, and make a recommendation as to how we can help repair your sidewalk and how much it will cost.