How long are flags sidewalks?

Sidewalk flags—Must be 5’x 5′ where feasibleAll flags containing substantial defects as defined in the Highway Rules must be replaced; patching of individual flags is not permitted.

What is a section of sidewalk called?

Of course, they don’t just call them lines. The technical term for sidewalk lines is contraction joints. Contraction joints are placed in fresh concrete before the concrete dries and has a chance to create its own joints, which we call cracks.

How do I get rid of a sidewalk violation in NY?

Remove a sidewalk violation fixed by the owner or a utility company. If the repairs were done by a licensed contractor, a DOT inspector will make sure the work was done correctly. The violation will be removed once the inspection confirms that repairs were completed.

How do I get a sidewalk permit in NYC?

  1. All permit requests must be submitted online via
  2. OCMC will continue to receive and process online permit applications.
  3. As of August 26, 2020, any permit issued by NYC DOT for work performed in the street must be current. Permit must be renewed or it will be invalid as of the permit expiration date.

Who is responsible for fixing sidewalks in NYC?

NYC relies on property owners to maintain the sidewalk adjacent to their property, including repairs and removal of snow, ice, or debris. Property owners are responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining sidewalks adjoining their properties (Section 19-152 of New York City’s Administrative Code).

Who does the sidewalk belong to?

In California, municipalities generally own the sidewalks adjacent to private property owners’ land, but state law provides that the landowners are responsible for maintaining the sidewalk fronting their property in a safe and usable manner.

Do you own the grass on the other side of the sidewalk?

yes, the town owns it, it is within the 25 foot right of way from the centerline. Typically most roads have a 50 foot right of way. A right of way does not constitute ownership. Even when there is no sidewalk, the town has a right of way of the first several feet into the property.

Do your own sidewalk front your house?

In California, municipalities and counties usually own the sidewalks next to private property, but California state law long enacted states that the landowners are responsible for maintaining the sidewalk fronting their property in a safe and usable manner.

Can you sue for falling on uneven sidewalk?

The short answer: yes. You are always entitled to take legal action if you suffer injuries as a consequence of someone else’s imprudent actions, regardless of who they are.

Are slip and fall cases hard to win?

However, despite their prevalence, and despite the fact that slips and falls generally result in serious injuries, slip and fall cases are difficult to win. When these types of accidents occur, it is usually because of carelessness or negligence on the part of the property owner.

Are you liable if someone trips on your sidewalk?

If the sidewalk is clearly covered in ice and someone decides to walk across it anyways, the injured party is likely responsible for any injury sustained. Everyone has a duty to avoid open and obvious hazards and property owners are not liable for injuries occurring as a result of people assuming such risks.

How do you fix an uneven sidewalk?

You have three options: coat the sunken section with a sand-and-cement mixture to make the surface higher, raise the sunken section using a process called mudjacking, or raise the sunken section using expanding polyurethane foam. Patching fixes the safety issue without costing much, but the patch is sure to show.

Why is my sidewalk sinking?

Sinking is often a result of soil erosion, which is caused by too much rainwater or precipitation during Winter. In freezing temperatures, the soil expands. When it warms back up, the soil contracts. As a result, the weight of the pavement becomes too heavy for the ground below and causes the sidewalk to sink.

Which is better Mudjacking vs foam?

Foam injections cure in 15 minutes compared to a full day for mudjacking. It’s less invasive because it requires smaller and fewer drilling holes. It’s stronger, doesn’t retain moisture or pollute the environment, and can reach areas that are inaccessible to mudjacking equipment.

What is PolyLEVEL?

PolyLEVEL is a structural grade polymer used as a superior alternative to mudjacking, to raise and level broken concrete slabs, patios, driveways and sidewalks.

How much does PolyLevel cost?

How Much Does PolyLevel Cost? PolyLevel costs about $15 per square foot or around 30% to 40% more than standard mudjacking. PolyLevel is a patented, high-density polyurethane foam used for heavy-duty concrete stabilization projects like home foundation and driveway work. This polyfoam cures in as few as 30 minutes.

What is PolyLevel made of?

The 2-part PolyLevel® mixture is a modified geotechnical version of the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) systems used to insulate and seal residential and commercial buildings. The 2 parts are typically referred to as “Part A” and “Part B.” Part A is a petroleum-based isocyanate.

Does Mudjacking last?

Mudjacking can last for long periods, but it is inherently less reliable and usually does need to be replaced. The injected materials are extremely heavy (30-50 times heavier than their polyurethane equivalent) and can cause a new round of soil compression (and foundation sinking) beneath the slab.

How much should Mudjacking cost?

The cost of leveling, or mudjacking, a concrete surface typically ranges between $563 and $1,441, with the average being $998. However, it can be as low as $300 or as high as $2,200 depending on the size and condition of the area you need to level.

Can I do my own slab jacking?

Lifting a sunken slab may be necessary to level the surface. Hiring a professional service to lift, or jack up, the slab can be costly. You can avoid this expense if you do it yourself with the help of a jacking pump, which can raise the concrete slab to the needed level.

How many times can you Mudjack?

Most homeowners can expect mudjacked concrete to stay in place and looking great anywhere from five to ten years. To get the best idea of how long your mudjacking job will last, ask your mudjacking company. A company like us will come to your home or property and evaluate the sunken concrete.