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The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati Eliminates Tripping Hazards at Hollywood Casino IN

Thursday, March 31st, 2022 by Cassie Saines


Car with Logo parked in front of Hollywood Casino

 

If you have unlevel concrete at your home, you may be worried about a family member tripping and hurting themselves. If you're an employer with unlevel concrete, you have to worry about the OSHA nightmare a tripping hazard can create. Whether the person at risk is a family member or an employee, it's important to address the problem before someone gets hurt. 

 

The CDC sites tripping hazards as one of the top three leading causes of work-related injuries treated in the ER. There are a lot of options when it comes to leveling concrete. As an employer, you're probably asking yourself, "What's the best solution?" Replacing the concrete is very expensive, and mudjacking is only a temporary solution in most cases. So what is a company to do about protecting their employees but not going bankrupt in the process? Hollywood Casino put their trust in The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati.

 

 

Example of the gap with the Ohio River in the background
The concrete sunk about 2 inches causing a tripping hazard for employees.

Tripping Hazards and Regulations

OSHA has guidelines rather than regulations regarding tripping hazards. The Code of Federal Regulations states that walkways need to be inspected and properly maintained. The CDC interprets this as fixing concrete that has sunk more than ½”.

 

This is what Hollywood Casino faced in their docking bay when they contacted us. The concrete sunk about 2 inches. It was a tripping hazard. It also made it hard to direct dollies and carts up the ramp.

 

Commercial Concrete Lifting

The beauty of PolyLevel is that it’s like a non-invasive procedure. It’s the construction equivalent of laparoscopic surgery. We drill small 1” holes into the concrete for the injection port. From there, we inject polymer foam underneath the concrete. It is light and cures quickly, so there is minimal downtime to the area we are leveling. Hollywood Casino, only had to shut down the ramp for a few hours on the days we were there. An hour after we left, trucks could drive on the ramp again. 

 

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If your commercial property has uneven concrete, don’t wait until you have to file tons of workers' compensation paperwork to fix it. Call The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati for the best concrete lifting team in the tri-state area! You won’t regret putting your trust in us

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My goal is to create content that you find practical and thought-provoking. I want to teach you things about your home you didn't know you ought to know.

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