Hospital Trip Hazard Repairs

Trip Hazard Repair at Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland

Problem:

Settled sidewalks at entry into medical office building caused significant trip hazards.  A patient and their family member tripped while entering a building as a result.  There were also large (3+ inches) trip hazards at four other locations around the campus requiring trip hazard repair.

Constraints: 

All work had to be completed off hours due to high pedestrian traffic.  Due to mobility restrictions of many pedestrians, including wheelchair and walker-assistance, all areas being repaired had to remain open to pedestrian traffic during repairs.

Solution:

High density polyurethane foam jacking to stabilize and lift settled concrete for the trip hazard repair work.

Result:

Concrete Jack mobilized two foam jacking crews, who lifted about 800 square feet of concrete to repair 12 different trip hazards.  The work took a total of five hours, and was completed without creating any passage hazards for pedestrians or any disruption to operation of the facilities.