The numbers are staggering when you look at the amount of trip and fall incidents due to sunken slabs and the costs associated with them. The toll is financial: lawsuits, settlements, workers comp, bad press. And the toll is physical: injury and sometimes death. This is the cost of not knowing that you may have tripping hazards on your property; or worse it is the case of knowing and not doing anything about it. Those factors weigh heavily in court.
The ADA says a sidewalk more than a 1/4″ out of level constitutes a tripping hazard and requires a ramp to be installed. OSHA has falling as one of the leading (if not THE leading) cause of death in the workplace; with the majority being falls from ground level as opposed to falls from a height. Finally, DOT studies show that people’s feet clear the ground by a mere 1/8″ while walking. That’s why it is so easy to trip over something you can’t see.
It’s also much easier call Ground Consolidation Services at 678-337-8374 and schedule a free repair estimate. Don’t wait until it’s too late!