Concrete sidewalks and handicap/ADA ramps are a part of almost every commercial property. Properly maintaining them ensures your business always looks its best, and allows you to avoid the liability associated with cracked and/or heaved sidewalk blocks or out of spec ADA areas. Raleigh Paving provides concrete sidewalk and flatwork for businesses in the Triangle. This includes sidewalk installation, removal and repair.
There are several factors to consider when preparing for new sidewalks or flatwork. Subgrade conditions should be checked to make sure it is adequate to support the new walk. Concrete mix specifications can vary but generally it is typical to use a 3000 lb. mix in sidewalk and light commercial applications.
Finish surface quality is important and can vary based on the finishing skills of the installer. Poor finishes can lead to premature failure such as spalling and/or cracking. Spalling (peeling or chipping) surfaces can be remedied with certain products on the market that provide a surface cohesion at least equal to the strength of the bond of the concrete. These products have come a long way in the last decade and can provide adequate repair of concrete spalling or unevenness issues.
Sidewalks must conform to local codes and federal ADA requirements. Grades, as well as ties to steps and other surfaces such as building pads or parking lots are also an important consideration. Transitions to future proposed surfaces should be taken into consideration as well.
An ADA-compliant wheelchair ramp and path is a requirement for businesses and commercial establishments. If your business needs assistance making your building more accessible, choose Raleigh Paving. Our team is experienced in creating concrete wheelchair ramps that meet ADA requirements.
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Raleigh Paving provides concrete applications for sidewalks and other flatwork throughout North Carolina. We serve the Triangle, Triad and Charlotte metro areas of North Carolina including Raleigh, Greensboro and Winston-Salem.