When is concrete repair needed?

Repair of the sidewalk concrete is required in the following circumstances:

  • A vertical separation of more than one-half inch in sidewalk or concrete parkway strip.
  • Ramping, where there is a rise or depression of more than one inch within a horizontal distance of eight inches in conjunction with a vertical separation.
  • A separation or opening in a break or construction joint of 3/8 inch or more (Americans with Disabilities Act Standard).
  • The breaking apart or spalling of concrete with a minimum depth of more than one-half inch.

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1. Who is liable for injuries caused by defective sidewalks?
2. How is the need for correction of landscape-related problems determined?
3. When is concrete repair needed?
4. When is curb and gutter repair required?
5. When is curb and gutter repair required?
6. What are the options available for completing the work?
7. How does one go about finding a contractor?
8. Are there inspections and standards for concrete repair work?
9. Is the property owner responsible for repairs if the concrete damage is caused by a tree?
10. What measures should be taken to minimize concrete displacement by tree roots?