Sidewalks are often unappreciated. They serve an important role in providing a safe, off-the-street place to walk and exercise; yet they're so commonplace as to be almost forgotten... except when the concrete sidewalk near your property is in disarray and ugly! Fortunately, when cement poured and installed correctly, the toughness of concrete sidewalks provides worry-free durability for years to come.
Longwood-based concrete company and concrete contractor ACCG, Inc. delivers expert concrete services -- including concrete sidewalk contractor and concrete sidewalk installer -- in Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, New Smyrna Beach, Windermere, Doctor Phillips, Kissimmee, Clermont and elsewhere in our central Florida service area. Moreover, we provide professional concrete services like concrete replacement and sidewalks replacement for HOAs! We serve Homeowners Associations throughout the region.
A primary appeal of concrete sidewalk is its durability and resulting long lifespan, averaging 20 to 40 years, per the National Research Council of Canada's Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC). The main determining factor in longevity is, unsurprisingly, the quality of construction. Therefore, even an otherwise sturdy concrete sidewalk may fail after a few years if poor materials are utilized and design and construction best practices are ignored.
The difference between sidewalks and walkways is as follows:
In the United States, "sidewalk" is a footpath -- usually paved in the form of concrete sidewalk -- at the side of a road for use by pedestrian foot traffic; whereas "walkway" is a more comprehensive term that includes stairs, ramps, passageways and related structures that facilitate the use of a path.
Concrete is weather-proof, so it can handle most any climate; and it's versatile and durable, so it can be creatively paved for a winding walkway or concrete bridge/concrete arch, for example, to enhance your property and to improve ease of access to muddy areas.
Remain cognizant of tree location, size and type; for the roots of large trees can damage sidewalks by causing slab uplift. Once the damage occurs, sidewalk repair will entail removing the problematic roots; but that can harm the health of the tree or make it less stable in high winds or other severe weather conditions. A good rule of thumb is thus to maintain a distance of two sidewalk widths between nearby trees and walkway edges. If you want to locate a tree closer to a concrete sidewalk, then plant a smaller species. A deep-rooted tree, like oak or maple, will cause less slab uplift than a shallow-rooted tree, like spruce or poplar.
Longwood-based concrete sidewalk contractor ACCG delivers concrete services in Orlando and throughout central Florida.
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