As the end of the summer draws near, this is the time to start ticking items off your home maintenance list.
It is also a good time to take care of that uneven walkway leading up to your front door that might not seem like much of a problem, but uneven walkways are a huge liability for homeowners.
With a little mudjacking, a simple and quick repair that can be done in a matter of hours, you can get that maintenance item off your list and make the path to your door safer, and more welcoming.
The Dangers of Uneven Walkways
Mudjacking repairs make it possible to preserve that walkway before the damage increases, or worse yet, someone gets hurt.
Did you know that slip-and-fall, or tripping accidents, are the most common liabilities that homeowners face?
Most of those accidents happen when visitors to a home trip on damaged or slippery walkways, too.
An uneven walkway where the seams do not meet or concrete slabs have raised or sunken edges is a risk factor that increases the chances of someone falling, and you being sued for it!
Sure, you may have insurance, but things can get complicated if your walkway is found to be damaged and you’ve neglected to take care of it.
Repair of Uneven Walkways is Easy
Fortunately, uneven walkways can be repaired very easily with a process called mudjacking.
Performed by many foundation services, mudjacking is a technique where the concrete is leveled by injecting cement under the low spots to raise them up so they are even with the rest of the walkway.
Minor mudjacking services to make your walkway safer are inexpensive and can be done in as little as a few hours.
The Value of Mudjacking
Whether walkway slabs have sunk because the earth beneath them has settled or they are pushed up by a tree root, a mudjacking service will determine the cause of the problem, then remedy the issue to prevent it from happening again.
In most cases, all it takes is a little bit of cement injected under the crooked slabs to make the walkway smooth and level again.
Trip hazards are greatly reduced when your walkway is level, with all edges even which makes it much safer to walk up to your front door, but it also looks nicer.
A Great Fall Project
This fall, as you review your home maintenance “to do” list, take a good look at your front walkway.
If it is uneven, or there are cement slabs damaged in any way, think about getting it repaired by a mudjacking service.
It is a one-time home maintenance repair that makes your home safer to give you peace of mind.