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What Are the Best Methods of Sidewalk Repair Queens?

by David William Project Manager
Being the resident of Queens, you would be well-aware of the importance of sidewalks in NYC. As an owner of a property, let it be a residential, commercial establishment or landmark, it is essential to ensure proper maintenance of the sidewalk. It includes sidewalk’s construction, repairing and cleaning as well. So that the pedestrian safety remains ensured and the visitors don’t end up getting hurt and ruining their mood even before they step inside. Consequently, it also helps avoid lawsuits that can result for a property owner due to public liability. 

There are numerous sidewalk repair contractor NYC present but the quality of work remains distinctive. Therefore, it’s essential to hire professionals in the field only. 

Evaluating the extent of Damage. 

The first step towards hiring repair/renovation services for your sidewalk is to access the condition of it. What sort of damage is inflicted on it? Is the damage repairable by sufficient means or the sub-base has fragmented? Such evaluations will help you in figuring out the condition they are; broken, cracked, raised or uneven. So that you can opt for appropriate construction services. 

Sidewalk Surface Replacement.

Sidewalk Surface Replacement has extensive usage. If the damage inflicted on your sidewalk is more than 2-inches, surface replacement remains the only available option. In this regard, there are two types of surface replacements you can opt for;

1. Concrete Replacement.

Since most of the sidewalks in NYC are of concrete, concrete replacement is one of the most frequently used repair services. In fact, it’s re-building of the concrete sidewalk. Hence,

The broken sidewalk slabs are removed completely. 
Repairs are made to the sub-base, if necessary.
The sidewalk is renewed by pouring freshly prepared concrete in an already existing sidewalk shape.
Concrete is then left for curing.
Sealing and finishing are applied.


2. Surface conversion.

Surface conversion means that if you need to convert from a concrete sidewalk build to a stone one or vice versa. 

Crack repairing and Filing.

Sidewalk repairing and crack filling is utilized for repairing minor wear and tear i.e. damage that is less than 2-inches in depth. In this regard, there are 2 major types of renovation services;

1. Crack Filling.

Cracks, gouges, and slits get filled by utilizing a ready-to-use crack filler solution. 

2. Resurfacing.

A thin layer of fresh concrete is applied to the entre sidewalk such that it fills the cracks, gouges, and slits. Therefore, giving a fresh, new appearance to your old sidewalk.  

Leveling of Settled Surfaces.

Sidewalk Leveling is for the surfaces that have become unbalanced/settled with the passage of the time. Using a hydraulic pump, limestone-based slurry gets injected into the base of the sidewalk. Therefore, providing it with a lift.  

All in all, these are some of the basic yet best methods of Sidewalk Repair Queens.

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About David William Freshman   Project Manager

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