Q: Who is responsible for the sidewalk in front of my Queens property?
A: According to New York's administrative code, property owners are responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining sidewalks that are adjoining to their properties. Staff from the Department of Transportation (DOT) will inspect the sidewalks on a regular basis and notify the property owner of needed repairs.
Q: What should I do if I receive a DOT violation?
A: A licensed sidewalk repair contractor can take the reins when it comes to your DOT violation. They should facilitate permitting, perform the repairs to specifications, and request the inspection by the DOT. Once that is complete, they can request to have the violation dismissed on your behalf.
Q: What happens if I don't make repairs?
A: In the event that timely repairs are not made by the property owner, the City may hire private construction firms to make the repairs. When this happens, the City bills the property owner for the costs of the repairs. In many cases, those bills can run much higher than the cost of private repairs.
Q: Who should I call for sidewalk repair in Queens?
A: It's important to verify that the contractor you are hiring is fully licensed and insured, including carrying workers compensation insurance. The professionals at Sidewalk Repair Queens meet all requirements set forth for providing professional concrete contracting services in the Queens area.
Q: Can you repair my landmark sidewalk?
A: For historic and landmark sidewalk repairs, special attention and care is required. The specialists at Sidewalk Repair Queens have the experience and the skills to repair landmark sidewalks comprised of concrete, granite, bluestone, cobblestone, and other historically used materials.
Q: What if I have an emergency?
A: Sidewalk Repair Queens offers next-day emergency sidewalk repairs. We are focused on taking care of our customers and keeping our sidewalks safe.