As asphalt and paving contractors we can execute complex outdoor remodels that will keep you in compliance with ADA regulations. With the passage of the Americas With Disability Act (ADA) in 1990, there are now both Federal and State codes that require all parking lot pavement and access routes to adjacent buildings be in compliance. Action Asphalt professionals can develop comprehensive, turn-key solutions to meet the ADA accessibility requirements of any complex.
How to get ADA Compliant
Action Asphalt will evaluate the site for architectural deficiencies that do not comply with ADA and that impede access to the property by individuals with physical disabilities, including:
- Parking Spaces & Aisles
- Van Access
- Exterior Paths of Travel
- Parking Signage and Striping
- Curb Ramps
- Hand Rails
- Exterior Stairs
- Entrance Signage
How to Avoid An ADA Lawsuit
Unfortunately, just because your city signed off on the architect’s plans doesn’t mean that you’re ADA compliant. There continue to be significant differences between local building codes and ADA compliance.
To get and stay in compliance you must think like an ADA plaintiff. If your parking lot entry, parking, signs, path of travel and other lot features are in compliance, you have shown attention to the issues and may not warrant further investment of time.
Remember that ADA is a complaint-driven law. Most complaints are generated by individuals with disabilities, their families or disabilities-rights organizations.
Making sure your business is ADA compliant is the best defense against lawsuits. It is much cheaper to do this before you face a lawsuit. There are a number of professionals who can assist you with this.