Cut It, Don’t Grind It

Our patented precision concrete cutting method exceeds ADA compliance and is a fast, green alternative to grinding for the following reasons:

 ADA Compliant Repairs:  Our method allows for edge-to-edge repair eliminating the entire trip hazard at precisely calculated slopes.  Exceeding ADA compliance means eliminating liability for trip and fall incidents.  We guarantee this for every repair.    

In contrast, grinders often leave partial hazards at the edges of sidewalk panels, which means clients are left with liability after they’ve paid for repairs. PSS method is guaranteed to remove entire hazards, edge to edge.

Greater Savings:  Our method allows us to repair uneven sidewalk panels up to 2.5 inches in height differential on a 4-inch pour.  Grinding equipment is limited to repairing hazards up to just 1 inch.  The combined savings over alternative methods of grinding with demolition and replacement is up to 70% in most cases.

Uniform Repair, No Damage: Grinding often causes eyesore-repairs, with crevices, pitting, and displaced aggregate. Grinding also causes accelerated concrete deterioration from water retention and increased freeze-thaw damage in the low, uneven spots. Precision Safe Sidewalks guarantees we will not damage adjacent structures and require no landscape repair.

Highest Efficiency:  Alternative methods like grinding and demolition and replacement are slow and cause maximum disturbance.  In contrast, a Precision Safe Sidewalks team can remove approximately 100 or more trip and fall hazards in a day using our patented precision concrete cutting process when repairing for ADA compliance.  There is minimal disturbance to central business districts and high traffic areas. 

Economically Friendly:  Silica dust cannot be contained while using grinding equipment and does not comply with OSHA regulations.  PSS’ dust abatement is patented and captures up to 95% of concrete dust generated during repairs.  Our filters and systems also comply with new OSHA regulations and have passed multiple field evaluations by actual OSHA inspectors.  The precision method saves hundreds of thousands of tons of concrete, reduces fossil fuel usage, and eliminates tons of CO2 emissions.

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