Why Footpath Maintenance Is Important

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Have you noticed that the footpaths in the area where you live are looking a little worse for wear? Wear and tear is to be expected, but there are things that you can do to make them look attractive again. If you have found that the footpaths around your hometown are looking untidy, then now is the time to take action. Here are a few of the benefits that you will notice if you have your footpaths refurbished.

Get Your Hometown on the Map

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If you live in a small town, you will know just how hard it is to get on the map. However, public footpaths could be the perfect way to start. If you can make sure that the footpaths around the area where you live are neat, tidy, and aesthetically pleasing, it is far more likely that people will talk about your town or village in a positive light. If the footpaths are untidy, it is likely that people will avoid using them altogether.

Have Better Access to Public Places

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Throughout the countryside there are a number of beautiful spots that are perfect for the whole family to visit. However, one of the problems that a lot of people find is that these breathtaking spots are simply inaccessible. However, if you organise to have the public footpaths around the area where you live cleared; it is far more likely that people will travel to get to those places.

Improve Levels of Safety

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Every year there are thousands of people who end up injuring themselves on public footpaths that are untidy and not looked after. Not only this, but there is nothing worse than trying to fight your way through bramble bushes in order to reach your destination. By having the footpaths in your area cleared and maintained, you can make sure that they are safe for everyone to use, whatever their age. This will allow people to enjoy themselves without the fear of getting hurt during the process.

Save the Wildlife

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When footpaths are used constantly, there is a chance of erosion posing a risk to wildlife. The Lake District has been prone to this with a number of factors causing erosion such as;

  • Level of use
  • Popularity of route
  • Proximity of facilities
  • Angle of slope

Whilst it is to be expected that footpaths will get untidy and suffer from wear and tear, you can stop this from happening by having them properly maintained. Here at Border Surfacing Southwest, we are able to offer a number of resurfacing solutions that will allow you to make sure that the footpaths in your local area are kept clear.


 

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