In communities and neighborhoods throughout NJ, roadways, sidewalks, and curbing is constantly in the background of our everyday lives. Rush hour transportation, children walking to school, and pedestrian traffic can take its toll on the life of any concrete surface, especially in the Northeastern part of the country where snow, salt and plows add an extra element of wear and tear. Following the concrete repair guidelines listed below and replacing damaged and hazardous sidewalks and curbing in your neighborhood or business location can ensure safety for all.
Who Needs Concrete Replacement?
- HOA’s and Condo Associations
- Office Parks
- Shopping & Retail Centers
- Medical Offices
Sweeping Corp. of America (Operating as C & L Services) specializes in replacing damaged concrete aprons and sidewalks. Our team can expertly evaluate whether you need one section replaced or many sections. We are flexible and can work within your budget and time frame.
Sidewalks with a trip hazards, major cracks, significant spalling, and other deterioration should be replaced. A trip hazard is defined as cement or sidewalk with a significant height variation (usually 1” or more). Trip hazards can create a tripping hazard for your feet, bicycle, skateboard, or baby carriage. Community associations, public shopping centers, medical centers and office parks should all be wary of tripping hazards for customers, residents, and visitors.
MAJOR CRACKS IN CONCRETE
Major cracks where a piece of concrete missing in service walks, sidewalks and walkways indicate the need for concrete replacement. If the expansion joint has eroded away or even small hairline cracks appear in the sideway, it should be replaced. Areas that show significant pitching, which indicates settling, should be examined by a professional to evaluate the problem.
CONCRETE REPAIR GUIDELINES FOR NEW CURBS
Concrete curbing with cracking and settling should be replaced. This includes concrete aprons in shopping, retail or office locations. Curbs with cracking and settling with obvious low spots, as well as raised areas, should be replaced immediately. Curbing in the Northeast has extra wear and tear and damage because of snowplows. If only a small section needs replacing, a section of the curb can be cut out and replaced. C&L Services can examine the damaged areas and will outline the details of repairing and replacing sections that need attention.
The lowest section of a driveway in many communities are concrete (concrete apron) and periodically need to be replaced. If the apron is old, cracked and deteriorating it should be replaced along with the adjacent curb and sidewalk on each side.
ABOUT SWEEPING CORP. OF AMERICA (OPERATING AS C & L SERVICES)
Sweeping Corp. of America (Operating as C & L Services) does a wide variety of concrete-related work including sidewalks, curb/inlet repair, ramp areas, and much more. We have a professionally trained crew in place to handle all your concrete needs.
Following the above concrete repair guidelines will help beautify your property and reduce your chance of liability by making your property safer, more attractive and reducing the chance that faulty concrete will cause other unwanted maintenance problems.
Sweeping Corp. of America (Operating as C & L Services) covers a service area that includes all Counties of New Jersey. To see our full list of essential services call 908.730.7888 (North Jersey) or 732.886.1940 (South Jersey) or CLICK HERE!