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What You Need to Know About Sidewalk Repair

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When it comes to severely damaged and cracked sidewalks, UNIQUE Paving Materials has the sidewalk repair products you need to decrease hazards on your sidewalks. Cracked sidewalks are not only a nuisance, but they can be dangerous too. Renewal of sidewalks, driveways and patios is important, otherwise they can cause injuries and even result in legal issues.

Filling concrete cracks, joints and spalls takes time and effort. Thankfully, UNIQUE Paving Materials offers sidewalk repair products that will help you get the job done in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Things You Need to Know About Sidewalk Repair

For many homeowners, there can be a lot of confusion about the sidewalk repair process, but a damaged sidewalk is something that should not be ignored. Here are a few things to keep in mind!

Who Is Responsible?

If your street and alleys are cracked and damaged, then the city is completely responsible for the repairs. Curbs are also included as part of their responsibility for streets, though may only be repaired when the curb is considered hazardous.

Because of a city’s role in the upkeep of streets, homeowners often assume sidewalks are not their responsibility as well. However, many cities hold the homeowner responsible for a damaged sidewalk outside of their home, requiring them to maintain a sidewalk that is adjacent to their property. In some cases, cities may make the repair, but will bill the owner for the work.

When Are Property Owners Liable for Injuries?

Liability for dangerous sidewalks depends on your city’s and state’s laws. Just because someone slipped and fell on your sidewalk doesn’t always mean you as the homeowner were negligent. Property owners can avoid liability if they demonstrate how they took reasonable steps to avoid hazardous conditions.

A good tip to keep in mind is to report any sidewalk damage in front of your home to protect yourself from injuries or lawsuits.

What Do You Need to Repair?

You may be wondering when you need to repair your sidewalks. You can reduce injuries and liability issues brought on by hazardous sidewalks by addressing the following:

  • Any vertical gap of more than ¾ inch
  • Large holes, gaps, or cracks in the concrete
  • Excessive sloping
  • Any sidewalk lower than the curb, posing slip hazards from pooled water
  • Plants and weeds growing in and around the sidewalk
  • A sidewalk that is extremely old

The Best Product for Sidewalk Repairs

Since sidewalk repairs will most likely be your responsibility, you will need a reliable product to ensure that your sidewalk is in tip-top shape. UNIQUE Paving Materials has a variety of products suited for all types of climates and weather conditions. 

Renew your sideways with our UNIQUE® Fast-Setting Concrete Patch Mortar. This product is the sidewalk repair product that you can’t beat. This repair solution is so versatile that it can be used on any surface needed. The advantages to our fast-setting concrete patch product include:

  • Excellent bond strength and quick seal
  • High early strength
  • Freeze-thaw resistance
  • Sulfate resistance
  • Open to foot traffic in 1 hour
  • Open to vehicle traffic in 3 hours
  • Applicable to any horizontal concrete application less than 6″ deep

This product is your go-to quick-setting concrete repair mortar!

Our Complete Line of Concrete Repair Products

Whether you are fixing a single pothole or going through a complex paving project, UNIQUE has the materials you need to achieve the highest-quality repairs. We have a variety of concrete repair products for many applications and scenarios. Fill concrete cracks, joints, and spalls and then resurface your sidewalks with our products.

If you’re looking for mortar that stops water and bonds quickly, check out our line of products!

More Than Just a Sidewalk Repair Company

At Unique Paving Materials, we offer more solutions than just sidewalk repairs. We offer a variety of road repair solutions that will help you fix any problem beyond just concrete repairs.

Our other solutions include:

  • Asphalt repair – We offer asphalt repair, asphalt patch, crack filler, asphalt sealer, and pavement preservation products. UNIQUE will provide you with reliable and cost-effective solutions that last.
  • Pavement preservation – Our process of pavement preservation encompasses the creation of long-lasting roadways with the right pavements and treatments. With our products, we can increase the lifespan of roads while improving safety.

Learn more about all of the products we have to offer!

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Our Sidewalk Repair Products

Wanting to avoid problems associated with hazardous sidewalks? Improve safety and curb appeal with our sidewalk repair products. UNIQUE Paving Materials has been a national leader in road repair for over 60 years. Our solutions will serve any climate and application, while saving you time and money. 

To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today! We will help you find the best solution for your sidewalk repair needs.