Case Study # 1: From Cracked Sidewalk Slabs to Safe Path at 34-21 Jordan St, Queens

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Scenario: Damaged Sidewalk Slabs in front of House No. 34-21, Jordan Street, Queens

Imagine strolling down the vibrant and lively streets of Queens and suddenly experiencing a jerk. It might be because you tripped over the raised slabs, deep cracks or potholes on the sidewalks around the light post.

What’s next? You might have fallen, broken a bone, or gotten scratches. Well, these were the scenes on Jordan Street from 34 Avenue to 35 Avenue in Queens where a damaged and neglected sidewalk in front of House No. 34-21 was posing safety threats for residents and pedestrians.

Solution: Replacing the Sidewalks

Initial communication with the client indicated that the project would be based on the replacement of 4 sections of sidewalk surrounding a light post and three sections along the curb.

Assessment of the Damages

We asked the client for images of the damaged area, which showed that:

  • The slabs had deep cracks that had been repaired in the past, but they were still visible. 
  • The curbs that were placed along the slabs were in an improper position and were crumbling.
  • The surface of the concrete was uneven, indicating soil damage.


It became clear during the preliminary examination that repairing the deep cracks might lead to additional issues in the future. Therefore, we opted for a complete replacement to fix the sidewalks at 34-21 Jordan Street, Queens.

Applying for the Permit

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Prior to beginning the process, we submitted an application for a temporary pedestrian sidewalk permit with NYC DOT. We received the permit within two days and were able to fix the damaged sidewalks immediately.

Arrival and Site Preparation

We arrived at the location at 9:30 in the morning and started the work by installing safety cones and precautionary tape in the damaged area.

Replacement Process

For the installation of new sidewalks, we followed the following step-by-step approach:

  • Excavated the damaged area, removed the debris, and leveled the soil
  • Set up a form board to outline the sitewalk’s path
  • We used 4000 PSI ready-mix concrete and poured it in the designated area
  • After pouring the concrete, we used screen boards and bull floats to level the concrete and eliminate the air pockets.

Installation of Expansion Joints

As per DOT requirements, we also installed expansion joints and filled them up with Silka SI caulking to avoid future damages caused by thermal expansion and contraction. 

Fixing Damaged Curb

After installing the slabs, we removed the damaged curb and installed 20-feet concrete curbs.

Curing Time

For external curing of the concrete, we waited for 42 hours and allowed the concrete to properly heal. After healing, we coordinated with the NYC DOT for inspection and approval of the repairs.



Restoration of sidewalks on 34 and 35 Avenues gave transformative results. Once hazardous sidewalks were transformed into safe and visually appealing structures,. The property owner, Mrs. Emily Thomposon, also expressed her satisfaction over the outcome and was relieved about the safety of the property.


The case of 34-21 Jordan St., Queens, exemplifies the dedication of Eden Sidewalk Repair to restoring the safety of concrete infrastructure for pedestrians. From assessing your sidewalks until the completion of the project, we stay engaged with the clients and keep them updated about the progress of the project.

For residential and commercial property owners facing similar sidewalk issues, we are trusted partners all over NYC. Contact our team of experts today and learn about the comprehensive range of services that can help you transform your sidewalks into safe pathways for pedestrians.