The Borough of Hasbrouck Heights NJ REQUIRES all homeowners to fix their sidewalks! See below.
Chapter 236 Section 15 (ecode360.com)
At all times, the owner or occupant of premises abutting any public right-of-way in which there is located an improved sidewalk shall maintain that portion of such sidewalk running in front of or along the side or rear lines of such premises in a good and passable condition at a grade which will allow the drainage of surface water therefrom to the extent reasonably possible and shall replace any portion thereof which becomes broken rendering the surface uneven and shall maintain the same so that the joints thereof are even.
In case any sidewalk becomes out of repair, the owner or occupant who is responsible for such sidewalk under Subsection A hereof shall forthwith repair the same or cause the same to be repaired and made in a good and passable condition in conformity with the requirements of Subsection A hereof or replace the same in conformity with § 236-20 of this chapter.”
Sidewalk repair in addition to maintenance in the State of New Jersey is the responsibility of the abutting home owner. Plenty of house proprietors are not aware of this ordinance and they assume that their city or state is responsible for repairing defective sidewalks. In most cases, the house owner will hire contractors to make the repair or their city will contract the work but will charge the property owner for 100% of the repair cost. In 2012, the borough of Highland Park in New Jersey launched a program that required estate proprietors to preserve damaged sidewalks in front of their homes. Your city or borough can be next!
A lawsuit waiting to happen…
House owners in Hasbrouck Heights are liable for maintaining the sidewalks in front of their buildings. When they fail to adequately care for their sidewalks, they become accountable for the grievances that pedestrians experience. These pedestrians that hurt themselves by cause of your beat-up sidewalk have the legal right to sue you since you are the property propriety. There are also many of lawyers that love to follow through with these kinds of premise liability cases, which will amount to a lot of money down the road. A lot of estate owners in the State of New Jersey have been taken to court because of their neglect or lack of knowledge in regards to sidewalks and responsibility.
Your city or borough may also send you a notice requiring you to repair your sidewalk. Failure to agree within a limited time frame will result in fines. Spare yourself a lawsuit and fines by hiring a sidewalk repair company today!
Types of Sidewalk Defects
There are many types of defective sidewalks that can prove dangerous for Hasbrouck Heights pedestrians.
- Tree roots: When sidewalks go too long without repair, tree roots may cause them to become uneven.
- Collapsed sidewalks: Severely damaged sidewalks may have large parts caved in or separated from the rest of the walkway. This type of a situation certainly poses a serious fall hazard.
- Trip hazards: It is easy to trip and fall on large cracks that cut across poorly maintained sidewalks.
- Improper slope: Uneven sidewalks may have large portions that do not line up with the rest of the walkway.
- Patchwork: In an effort to save money on repairs, it is common to see inadequate patchwork jobs on specific locations that make the sidewalk surface uneven.
- Missing cobblestones and bricks: It is necessary to properly maintain walkways that are not made from concrete to ensure the safety of pedestrians.
Hasbrouck Heights NJ Sidewalk Repair Contractors
Employing a sidewalk contractor to repair your broken sidewalk is the best solution to avoid any lawsuits or fines from your city. HOLESSolutions, a Clifton based infrastructure repair company, specializes in sidewalk repair. With numerous crews working throughout Northern New Jersey, HOLESSolutions is highly capable of re-constructing your sidewalk within a few hours which will minimize liability and enhance the look of your home’s aesthetics vastly. Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week, you can dial 973-779-4653 to get your sidewalk fixed professionally!