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Many urban homeowners are astounded to learn that the sidewalk in front of the home is actually their responsibility. There are some areas in which residents pay specific taxes to ensure that they are not liable for these repairs, but it pays to determine whether this is the case or not. Additionally, millions of homes have walkways and sidewalks surrounding the structure, and these too will often need repair. Is such work a DIY project? It is important to understand that most sidewalk repair actually calls for the removal of the pre-existing concrete and a replacement of it with newly poured materials. Unless the homeowner has the specialized saw blades and tools necessary for safely tackling such a heavy-duty process, it is best done by a qualified professional. For the purpose of this discussion we will review the costs and requirements for a sidewalk repair measuring 5'x50', and which will be done by a professional contractor.
Standard costs associated with this work include:
Cost to repair a sidewalk varies greatly by region. Get free estimates from asphalt contractors in your city.