ADA Compliance for Sidewalks

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 defines a ‘trip hazard’ as any vertical change of over 1/4 inch or more at any joint or crack. Since the ADA demands strict compliance, trip hazards represent a legal liability to our clients.

Our patented saw-cutting technology completely and cleanly removes trip hazards from sidewalks, virtually eliminating claims that result from trip and fall incidents on uneven sidewalk. By having Precision Concrete Cutting remove their trip hazards, our clients reduce their legal liability using the most efficient and cost effective method available.

  • Each offset will be tapered according to the specifications requested by the client and will have a smooth, uniform appearance and texture.


  • The raised sidewalk will be cut from edge to edge and brought to a zero point of differential settlement, completely eliminating the trip hazard.

Precision Concrete Cutting delivers Safe Sidewalks every time. Our service, unlike other approaches, accurately measures each offset to ensure that we achieve the slope requested by our customers. The only alternative available to achieve ADA compliance (if done correctly) is removal and replacement, which is costly, disruptive, and time consuming.

"The benefit is we have a reduced number of calls from the public complaining about issues with their sidewalks, so these groups of people are very excited for us to come in and use this process instead of ripping out 100 feet of sidewalk, the experience we’ve had with Precision is phenomenal."

Chris McGee, Transportation Field Services Manager