It is never an enjoyable experience when you are so excited to go for lunch, dinner, or on a special date but you end up falling just a few steps away from the destination. You not only get hurt but are also embarrassed over the situation that is out of your control. Just a minor fall can change the entire tone of the day and you feel rather disturbed. To avoid such humiliating situations, people need to have trustworthy sidewalk repair contractors in NYC to repair the damaged sidewalk.
If you are the owner of the property whether it is a private building, an organization, or a foundation, it is your responsibility to make sure that your guests are safe on your property and they do not end up getting themselves injured while walking. Such incidents also leave a bad impression on your end so it is always better to get the work done early so that there is no hassle at that moment.
Where does the curb lie?
Curb has always been under discussion that whether it is part of the sidewalk or roadside. The curb however is considered to be a part of the roadway and comes under the authority of New York City. You can register a report of curb damage, illegally cut for a driveway way or painted to discourage parking to the city. Make sure to give the exact address where the situation is. It is the prime responsibility of the property owner to ensure a maintained curb because:
- Facilitates the life of the sidewalk
- Protects the sidewalks from vehicular traffic
- Channels water properly to catch basins
- Prevents erosion and ponding
It is advisable to replace a damaged or missing curb at the same time when the sidewalk is getting repaired, reconstructed, or installed. An inspection of the sidewalk and curb is conducted by the City at the location. If the sidewalk is damaged or defective then the City holds the property owners responsible and they are notified about it.
COVID -19 and sidewalk repairs
Covid-19 has been a test for the entire humanity and people all over the globe were impacted by it. North America was no exception and particularly the US had to struggle with it with deaths and cases rising every day. NYC was the most affected area in the US when the pandemic first reached here. The City was closed down and had to go through lockdown for months before the situation came back to normal.
Even during the lockdown and extreme situation we ensured that NYC residents that had to go out for any reason were safe of the sidewalks. We ensured that the sidewalks were safe to walk on hence ensuring pedestrian safety. Also while working, we strictly followed the instructions given by the CDC and the City governor making sure that everyone around was safe. We continue to work as we did during the pandemic while following the SOP and continue providing comfort to people so that they feel safe on sidewalks.