Now is the time of year when we engage in the time honored tradition of spring cleaning. When you are making your to-do list for your business don’t forget to add: your sidewalks.
Repeated cycles of freezing and thawing can cause sidewalks to crack and heave, creating a potentially hazardous situation for anyone trying to navigate the uneven terrain. The danger is easily recognizable, but whose responsibility is it to remedy that danger? The answer may surprise you. Going back hundreds of years to early English Common Law, it always has been the responsibility of the government to repair defects in sidewalks. Read more