Trip Hazard Repairs

When vehicles drive on asphalt, there is some margin for error.

Cars and trucks can absorb some minor variations in the driving surface. However, when pedestrians are on asphalt, that margin for error shrinks substantially. Humans are far less able to handle cracks and surface-level changes. This is why you need to address trip hazards in your asphalt.

What Causes Trip Hazards

Trip hazards are any variation in the walking surface. These variations can be caused by a number of factors. In some cases, the ground may be settling unevenly or there may be tree roots beneath the surface. Freezing weather can also be a confounding factor. As wear and tear accumulate, the asphalt can shift, crack and break. This can make it dangerous for pedestrians to traverse. Any footpath that is misaligned by 3 centimetres should be looked at by a professional.

Why Trip Hazards Should Be Addressed

This may seem like an overreaction. What is the problem with 3 centimetres? Simply put, these variations are more hazardous than you realize. When humans walk, they are usually focused in front of them. They do not look at the ground most of the time. This makes it easy to miss unexpected changes in the ground. Moreover, not everyone has the same mobility. People with limited mobility are more likely to struggle with such hazards. If someone trips and injures themselves due to poorly maintained asphalt, you can be held liable.

The Best Way Forward

In order to avoid injury or potential fines, you should keep your asphalt walking paths in good condition. At G Force Civils, we can help you make sure that every path is safely prepared and that trip hazards are properly addressed. 

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If you want to have your walking path addressed, then contact our team today at 0419 197 555.