At any apartment complex, it’s important to ensure that your residents have a beautiful, safe place to call home. Uneven concrete surfaces, however, can wreak havoc on your property and ultimately be the deciding factor in whether a potential or current tenant signs or renews their lease. After all, cracked and uneven concrete not only takes away from the appeal of your complex but also threatens the safety of the residents who live there.
If you have uneven stairs, sidewalks, or other concrete slabs, it’s important for owners and property managers of apartment complexes to get these issues repaired right away. Below, we outlined five benefits of commercial concrete leveling services for apartment complexes.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has a set of guidelines to ensure that surfaces like sidewalks are accessible to the disabled. For example, any vertical change (like a broken or lifted sidewalk) over 1/4 inch can pose many challenges and dangers to the blind, anyone in a wheelchair, or to anyone using crutches.
As a commercial business, you must ensure your property is safe and easy for all residents, workers, and visitors to navigate. Failure to comply with these guidelines can result in hefty fines. Not to mention, with one in four adults living with a disability in the U.S., you could be deterring many potential renters from signing a lease. Mr. Level can level any concrete surface that needs to be upgraded to meet current ADA accessibility standards.
While a community pool can certainly help attract new tenants, it’s also one of the greatest liabilities that an apartment complex can have. Over time, these liabilities can only become greater as your concrete begins to sink or crack. Your pool should be viewed as a perk, not as a danger to your residents.
Before opening your pool for the season, be sure to level the surrounding concrete to eliminate tripping hazards. Rather than replace the concrete completely, Mr. Level can quickly level your pool deck for about half the cost and without damaging the surrounding pool or landscape.
PREVENT SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
In addition to tripping accidents, owners of apartment complexes can be liable for anyone who slips, falls, or is otherwise injured due to improperly maintained concrete surfaces on the property. For example, standing water due to uneven concrete on your parking lot might create a slimy surface or cover up hazards that could cause someone to injure themselves.
Concrete leveling with polyurethane is one of the best ways to prevent accidents like these from occurring. Polyurethane foam is a water-resistant material that can be injected to quickly raise and level sunken concrete to stop water from collecting on your parking lot.
As you lift and level your concrete, it’s important to also address the soil below the surface. With other concrete leveling methods like mudjacking, for example, you may find yourself repeating the same repairs year after year without ever correcting the root cause of your concrete issues.
Polyjacking, or polyurethane concrete leveling, impacts not only your concrete, but the soil below the surface as well. Unlike mud, which will only continue to fail, polyurethane foam helps stabilize the soil to reinforce your foundation, improve water flow around your property, and guarantee your repairs to last a lifetime.
When prospective renters come to tour your complex, one of the first things they’ll notice is how well you maintain the grounds. If they see a sunken pool deck, uneven stairs, and sidewalks tripping hazards, they may doubt how well the rest of your complex is cared for and will likely look elsewhere for a place to live.
Level and smooth concrete surfaces throughout your apartment complex can go a long way when it comes to improving the look and feel of your property. By hiring a professional team of concrete levelers like Mr. Level, you can make the necessary enhancements that will help you impress potential renters.
Ready to schedule concrete leveling services for your apartment complex? Don’t wait until a resident trips, slips, or falls on your property. Contact Mr. Level today to request a free quote.