Trip Hazard
Repairs And Removals Minto

As market leaders with concrete and asphalt trip hazard repair and removal in Australia, we do things differently... We utilise a unique slicing method which delivers a superior outcome to traditional grinding repairs. We know as we used to grind!

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Before Vs After

Take a look at a before & after photo of one of our repairs

  • Liability Fully Removed
  • No Damage to Adjoining Surfaces
  • Compliant & Gradual Slope Guaranteed
  • Consistent & Clean Looking Finish
  • High Accuracy
  • Low Impact

How exactly do you repair trip hazards and make footpaths safer?

We have an innovative slicing method which is a straightforward and effective trip hazard solution. In a nutshell, we remove any elevated or uneven surfaces on your footpath until it is completely level with the adjoining surface. This ensures the trip hazard is eliminated.

Is your slicing method the same as trip hazard grinding?

Concrete and asphalt trip hazards are a real problem, and too often our services are requested reactively (after a trip and fall incident has occurred). We are passionate about safety and accessibility and want to make it as easy as possible for our clients to undertake trip hazard repair works no matter how small their budget. At least a small amount of repairs is better than none! We want to help ensure these works are practical and actionable for you every time.

Is it a good outcome to highlight trip hazards as we see them, so pedestrians are aware of them?

No. Highlighting trip hazards can be an ok first step and temporary measure. It ensures the hazard is identified, but the trip hazard must be then repaired and removed, which is when our slicing method comes into play.

What kinds of surfaces can you treat?

All our repairs are on external surfaces. Predominantly raised concrete, but we also repair raised asphalt, pavers, brick and bluestone. If you have other surfaces, it is likely we can assist so please get in touch, and we can discuss this with you.

How will we know exactly what you’ve done during footpath repairs?

We are big on being fully transparent. Once we finish the trip hazard repair works, our team leader is happy to walk with you to show you the repairs and ensure you are satisfied with the results. We know often you may not have time, so we have made it even easier… After all our works we provide a “works complete report” which confirms works have been done as promised and includes some before and after photos etc. This way, you might not even need to leave your desk.

Would it be better to just demolish and replace the trip hazard surfaces with new concrete?

We agree, the end look of new concrete is better vs repaired concrete. However, ground movement and trip hazards are so frequent and common; it is simply impossible to have an effective trip hazard program through replacement.

This is for many reasons, but the main ones:

  • Cost: Replacement is up to 10x more expensive than our slicing repairs. It simply isn’t affordable to replace every trip hazard with a new surface, and your budget would be gobbled up in a flash. Our slicing routine maintenance approach ensures the lifespan of your external surface investment is prolonged for as long as possible.
  • Practicality: Replacement works are a far bigger project, and areas need to be blocked off and left once works completely set. Pathways and surfaces replaced are out of action for a prolonged period ensuring increased disruption.
  • Not environmentally friendly: Replacement works results in more concrete going to landfill and more fuel and water being consumed. As an example; removing and replacing 100 concrete panels results in approximately 59 tonnes of concrete being removed (average panel weight of 538 kg). Using “Safe Footpaths” slicing method for 100 trip hazards results in 0.3 tonnes of concrete removed and recycled, approximately 530 litres of fuel saved, and a reduction of 1.3 metric tonnes of Co2. We are very proud that our approach is much better on the environment.

Based in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane and servicing all of Australia

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