ADA COMPLIANCE FOR HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY
Is Your Business ADA Compliant?
The ADA, or Americans With Disabilities Act, sets forth compliance guidelines to ensure the needs of people with disabilities are met. This includes your parking lot. As of 2012, revisions to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) require that your handicap parking stalls and sidewalks be in compliance with these newest standards:
All pavement surfaces for handicap parking and van unload areas must have a slope of 2% or less.
All handicapped parking stalls must have proper signs posted.
All sidewalk entrances to handicap parking areas must have a truncated dome installed on a slope of 2% or less.
If your property was built before 2010, you likely have items in your parking areas or walkways that are not in compliance.
What Is The Risk For ADA Non-Compliance?
First violations carry a maximum fine of $75,000! A disabled person can file suit against your property or business for non-compliance even if a slip or fall accident has not happened.
Any disabled person who is aware of a compliance deficiency can request the Attorney General investigate your business for discrimination against disabled persons on the basis of proper access to your building. Making sure your facilities are in compliance, accessible, and usable for persons with disabilities is an extremely important step in managing your liability risk and remaining in good standing with your insurance company.
Infrared Patching for ADA Compliance
Infrared patching provides an extremely fast and cost-effective solution to bring your property up to code and we know exactly what to look for to bring your property up to code. With our state-of-the-art infrared system, we resurface existing handicap parking areas to correct the surface areas that are out of compliance and replace concrete sidewalk ramps that are not to ADA specifications. We provide the latest handicap violation signage available to ensure your property’s pavement surfaces are ADA compliant.
Don’t wait for civil action against your property or business to make ADA compliance repairs. Call us today for a no-hassle full evaluation of your handicap accessible parking stalls and sidewalk areas.