Trip Hazard Repairs
Trip Hazard Repair with Infrared Patching
A trip hazard is usually caused by an uneven section of pavement where asphalt has either settled, has a lip, or does not meet local municipal or national Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Tripping of any kind can seriously increase your liability as a property manager or owner, so swift repair is advised before your bottom line is significantly affected.
Infrared asphalt patching is an easy way to either raise asphalt to meet evenly, such as at a sidewalk entrance or raise an area that has settled over time, causing depressions. It’s a quick, cost-effective, permanent pavement repair solution for trip hazards. Over time, we have proven that our infrared patching system is the best method to help eliminate trip hazard liabilities for homeowner and condominium communities, office buildings, commercial shopping centers, and more.
One of our Pothole Heroes experts can thoroughly inspect your pavement for any areas with uneven transitions that can cause tripping. Generally, if there is a lip or transition over ½” inch, it is considered a trip hazard and should be remedied to avoid liability.
What is the Cost of a Trip Hazard Injury?
There has been a virtual epidemic of Slip and Fall liability claims in Florida and across the nation in the past few years. With average incident costs now well over $20,000, you need to ensure your asphalt, and concrete pavement is in good shape to help minimize your liability exposure and maintain coverage with your insurance carrier.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute: Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits or 12% of total falls.
Fractures are the most severe consequences of falls and occur in 5% of all people who fall.
And according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC): The average cost of a slip and fall accident is $30,000 to $40,000
Do you have uneven or damaged sections in your pavement that may pose a liability? Contact one of our pavement repair specialists today for an estimate and evaluation.