Do you know if your business is ADA compliant?
The Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA sets forth strict compliance guidelines to ensure the needs of people with disabilities are met. These guidelines include YOUR parking lot. Last revised in 2012, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that your handicapped parking stalls and sidewalks comply with these newest standards:
All asphalt or concrete pavement surfaces for handicap parking and van unload areas must have a slope of 2% or less. Out-of-compliance parking stalls are generally the most significant issue we find in parking lots.
All handicapped parking stalls must have appropriate signs posted (at the correct height) with local municipality “fine riders” if needed.
All sidewalk entrances to accessible parking areas must have a truncated dome installed on a slope of 2% or less.
If your commercial property was built before 2011, you probably have items in your parking areas or walkways that are not in compliance. We find this almost every single day during our evaluations.
Pothole Heroes Infrared for ADA Compliance
Don’t wait for a civil action against your property or business to make ADA compliance repairs. Pothole Heroes’ Infrared patching system can provide a quick and cost-effective solution to help bring the parking lot and sidewalk portion of your property up to code. We know what to look for to bring your property up to code. With our state-of-the-art infrared system, we can resurface existing accessible parking areas to correct any areas that are out of compliance. Our concrete specialists can also replace concrete sidewalk ramps that do not meet current ADA specifications. We also provide the most updated handicap violation signage available to ensure your property’s pavement surfaces are ADA compliant.
Call us today for a no-hassle complete evaluation of your handicap-accessible parking stalls and sidewalk areas.
What If Your Property is Non-Compliant with the ADA Act?
Any disabled person can file a lawsuit against a property manager or business owner for non-compliance with the ADA act even if a slip or fall accident has not occurred. Simply not complying is a violation, and even first violations can carry a maximum fine of $75,000.
Every disabled person aware of a compliance deficiency at your property can request the Attorney General’s Office to investigate your business for discrimination against disabled persons based on proper access to your building. Ensuring your facilities are in compliance, accessible, and usable for persons with disabilities is a crucial step in managing your liability risk.