Sunken Slabs and the Cost of Neglect

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!

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