Is Your Property Prepared This Halloween With Trip And Fall Prevention?

Oct 28, 2021 | Concrete Leveling

There is no doubt about it. October is the scariest time of year! Don’t let trips and falls on your property ruin your or someone else’s good time. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s extremely important to make sure you do everything in your power to guarantee the safety of others on your property and in your neighborhood.

Whether it’s the local kids out and about for trick or treating or the drunken college student stumbling home from the bars, having hidden or unmarked tripping hazards on curbsides, driveways or sidewalks just isn’t acceptable. Stay vigilant and prepare with trip and fall prevention.

Anyone could be passing by, trip and fall on an unmarked hazard, and severely injure themselves. That just isn’t something you want as a property owner. For your own conscience and for the threat of legal action taken against you. It may be too late to get your concrete surfaces leveled by this Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try your best to mark or block off potentially dangerous tripping hazards on your property before everyone heads out for a fun and safe Halloween!

Halloween Can Be Fun, But Safety Is Always A Priority.

If you’ve noticed raised or uneven levels of the concrete slabs making up your concrete driveways, walkways, curbs, or sidewalks don’t let them go undealt with. Grab some reflective spray paint, reflective tape or even chalk to mark areas where people should remain cautious or try to avoid altogether. These items can be found at local Shreveport and Bossier City hardware stores like Sutherlands, Harbor Freight Tools, or Barksdale Hardware.

If you don’t want to mark up your concrete, maybe additional lighting is in order. There are plenty of products out there that are perfect for lighting sidewalks or walkways up to your front door. Solar sidewalk lights are trendy, great all year round and perfect for safety this Halloween. However you decide to do it, just get it done. The important thing is that trip and fall prevention is dealt with so that you can rest easy and your community stays safe.

Remember, kids will be running around, not paying close attention to potential dangers and there’s only so much a parent can do to control them sometimes. It’s bad already if a young one trips and falls, but if you have an angry parent in your face yelling at you, your night is sure to be spoiled.

Halloween Safety Tips That Are Good For Any Parent Trick Or Treater 

Making sure that concrete levels are uniform, or marked if they aren’t, shouldn’t be the only thing to worry about when it comes to trip and fall prevention. Objects or obstacles in the yard, sidewalk, or street can be well hidden in the dark of night and are easy to miss with a mask with poor vision. 

Kids aren’t the only ones to be worried about this Halloween. Unfortunately, statistics show that more tipsy or drunk drivers will be out on the street.  Coming home from bars and parties is at its most dangerous when there are clueless kids running around. Be cautious and make sure to keep an eye out for driving abnormalities. The best thing to do, however, is sit your kids down and remind them of the importance of street safety and remaining vigilant and aware as well.

Be safe and have fun with all your Halloween festivities
Halloween table with traditional festive food

Other Ideas For A Safe Halloween. Five Great Pre Check Items Before Heading Out For Some Spooky Fun

Trick or treating is a fun halloween activity and with Covid winding down, this halloween is sure to be extra spooky. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t prepare to have a scary, yet safe, Halloween. Here are a few halloween safety tips and tricks to make sure you and your loved ones get through the holiday unscathed. 

  • Don’t go out alone
  • Use sidewalks
  • Cross the street at crosswalks
  • Be aware of your surroundings

For all you Halloweeners out there hell bent on getting into a bit of trouble this season, make sure it’s done responsibly so that you and everyone else get home safely at the end of the night.

  • Have a designated driver
  • Gather keys
  • Serve food and non alcoholic beverages

Tripping Hazards Are Easy To Avoid With  A Concrete Leveling Service From Greenstar Insulation

It’s probably too late to get a professional service out to your property to level your concrete slabs before this year’s Halloween. Don’t wait until this time next year, however, to start thinking about getting the problem dealt with the right way. It’s best to schedule these services a few months in advance. That’s not to say that you can’t start preparing right away. Greenstar Insulation is Shreveport and Bossier City leading experts in concrete lifting and leveling. 

If you’re starting to see sinking or settling occurring with your concrete surfaces, the problem is only going to get worse and at a likely accelerated rate. Give us a call and get us out to your property for a free assessment and estimate.

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