Concrete Walkway Repairs FAQs

Sidewalk repairs and replacements in Woodstown. It’s been there for you a thousand times. Your kids have drawn on it. But you don’t really pay much attention to it. The sidewalks of your Woodstown, New Jersey home are important because they provide access to your property’s most important areas.

Your home’s sidewalks, like all other things on your property require proper maintenance and care to keep them in good condition. However, no matter how much you look after your sidewalks, they won’t last forever. They will need to be replaced when they are no longer useful.

It is not an easy task to replace a sidewalk. You need to understand when it is time to make the decision to have it replaced. Let’s look at different factors that will help you determine when it is time to replace your sidewalk.


In this sidewalk repair and replacement article we will answer the most asked questions concrete contractors get when it comes to a home or businesses sidewalk.  

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“Sidewalk Closed” to pedestrian traffic sign. Ongoing construction on London Bridge.
Sidewalk Repairs and Replacement.

How long can concrete sidewalks last?

Concrete sidewalks have a service life of 20-40 years on average, but they can fail as soon as five years after being constructed. Most problems arise from a lack of attention during construction and design.

How can you fix a concrete sidewalk that is cracked or broken?

These small areas can be repaired with a concrete patch product such as Quikrete’s Vinyl Concrete Patcher. Mix, trowel and smooth Vinyl Patcher on the affected areas to create a new level surface.

How can you repair a sunken walkway in Woodstown, NJ?

There are three options. You can either cover the sunken area with a sand and cement mixture to raise its surface, or use mud jacking to raise it. Or, you can raise the sunken portion using expanding polyurethane foam. The patch will show, even though it fixes the safety problem without much cost.

Does homeowner insurance cover sidewalk repairs?

Your home insurance will cover sidewalks as “other structures”, but only if they are damaged by a named peril. … Even if you are the city, it is your responsibility to keep your sidewalk clear of any snow or ice.

Construction worker pouring reinforced concrete cement for sidewalk in new residential home
Sidewalk being installed on a commercial building walkway.

Do concrete sidewalks require wire mesh?

Concrete cracks are inevitable, but wire mesh reinforcement can help to hold it together. It will also help distribute the cars’ weight evenly on your driveway. Steel’s added strength is particularly important if the subgrade is not up to standard.

What width should a sidewalk be?

Sidewalks should have enough width to allow two people to comfortably walk next to each other. A good standard width for sidewalks is 48 inches.

Do sidewalks need expansion joints?

Multiple industry sources state that expansion joints are not required for sidewalk projects, even at 50-foot intervals. Intermediate expansion joints are not necessary for long concrete stretches.

How thick should sidewalk concrete need to be?

Sidewalks should not exceed 4 inches in thickness. Simple slabs are used for foundations and bases. They can be 4″ to 6 inches thick depending on how heavy they have to support. To ensure proper drainage, slope the walk away from buildings.


What is the cost of repairing an uneven sidewalk?

For small cracks or simple repairs, the cost will be approximately $5 per foot with a $300 minimum. You can expect to pay $15 per foot for larger sidewalk repairs with a minimum of $300. It may be a better option to replace the entire walkway if a large section needs to be repaired.

What is the cost to replace and remove a sidewalk?

A sidewalk made of concrete can be removed quickly to improve safety and value. It may be required by your insurance company to be replaced. A walkway replacement or demo will cost $7-12 per square feet.

These are the most important factors that impact the cost of concrete sidewalk replacement & removal.

  • The sidewalk’s size and depth.
  • The location and accessibility of the sidewalk.
  • Debris disposal fees.
  • Concrete reinforced
  • You choose who you want to do the job.

When it comes time to repair or replace your sidewalk, you can trust the local concrete experts at Salem County Home. Our concrete contractors have decades of concrete experience, great reviews and will treat you fairly from begin to end. Contact us to get your free quote.

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