Durability national statistics on injuries from workplace slips, trips, and falls are disturbing.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 37% of all major workplace accidents are caused by surface falls – slipping or tripping. In 95% of reported surface-falls accidents, there are broken or
dislocated bones. OSHA reports slips and trips result in more than a million lost-working days each year. Over one-half of all reported public accidents are slip/trip related. Some of the reported surface falls triggered large compensation awards. Elevation changes are a major source of trip accidents. Even a small change in walking surface – 1/4 to 1/2 inch or greater – is sufficient to cause a trip.
Americans with Disability Act guidelines define trip hazards as any vertical
change of 1/4 inch more.
Slab settlement is an all-too-common problem for home and business owners, municipalities, and facility managers. Buckling or settlement of sidewalks, ramps, driveways, shop and warehouse floors, stairways, pedestrian crossings, patios, plazas, parking lots, entryways, and other facility structures and infrastructures is a major source of surface-fall accidents.
Sometimes the only repair solution is to remove and replace (R&R) the concrete slab. The Munson, Inc. Concrete Crew excels at providing quality R&R services. But often, mud jacking is a faster, more cost-effective solution for slab settlement. Munson, Inc. provides quality mud-jacking services, too. What is mud jacking?
Also known as concrete raising or slab jacking (and sometimes mistakenly
called pressure grouting), mud jacking is a specialty repair procedure for
correcting uneven concrete surfaces. Controlled grout injection through the
concrete at strategic locations is made to re-level the concrete – effectively
raising the settlement by pushing it up from below.