The air is crisp, the leaves are crunchy, and to the dismay of dentists everywhere, kids are looking forward to trick or treating in a few weeks! As your tiny citizens plan to “hit the streets”, are your county/municipal sidewalks ready?
Over the last few years, we’ve seen more and more settlements being paid out for sidewalk slips and falls, which are often caused by defects like vertical displacement, horizontal displacement, spalling, settling, scaling, settling, and cracking.
While we can’t wave a magic pavement wand or sprinkle rehab fairy dust over your sidewalks by nightfall on October 31st, we can suggest a proactive approach to your pavement and assets for future celebrations.
As a leader in sidewalk condition surveys and ADA transition plans, IMS offers three levels of surveys – image-based, lidar-based, and extremely detailed SST-based surveys, which we have performed for several agencies over the past decade, including the Cities of Atlanta, GA, Fort Worth, TX, Dallas, TX, and Fontana, CA.
To take proactive management a step further, our team has developed a practical, easy-to-implement Sidewalk Condition Index (SWCI) based on common sidewalk distresses that can be used in conjunction with our Excel-based sidewalk management system, called “Easy Sidewalk Analysis.”
We’d love to chat with you about how to eliminate the tricks from your sidewalks, leaving only treats!