If you are a business or property owner who wants to make sure you are 100% ADA compliant, you will want to look for an experienced ADA contractor in your area. There is no margin for error when it comes to ADA guidelines, and even a quarter of an inch can be the difference between a federal lawsuit and a fully ADA compliant business. The best way to eliminate the stress is to hire the right contractor.
Let’s take a look at a few of the things you need to consider when choosing an ADA contractor.
Choose a Design-Build Contractor
When you need to remove architectural barriers that violate ADA guidelines, it is important to plan out the project. Think about what needs to be removed and what it will be replaced with. ADA guidelines can be complex, and you need to make sure the new plan meets those requirements. However, you also want to make sure that you choose the plan that is the best value for your money. Instead of hiring an architect, a contractor, and an inspector, look for a design-build contractor who can do it all. At Protrk Construction, we are a one-stop shop for your ADA contractor needs. We will take responsibility for the entire project from the planning stages right through to your successful CASp inspection. One call does it all!
Get References and Reviews
Construction work is expensive, and when having it done incorrectly could cost you a federal lawsuit, the investment seems even larger! It is important to know that you are putting your faith into the right hands. Approximately 25% of the work Protrk carries out as an ADA contractor is redoing work that the client already paid for but will not pass a CASp inspection. It is a good idea to look for references, reviews, and recommendations to avoid this situation. Did another business in your area recently use a contractor for ADA work? Can you find independent testimonials on sites like Yelp or Google? Is the contractor you are considering able to give references from previous clients? These are questions you should ask to help build a clear picture of how good a contractor truly is.
Check Out Their Credentials
When you are ready to hire the ADA contractor you have selected, you will want to check out their credentials. Are they fully insured? Do they have the necessary licenses in place? You might also want to ask if they are members of any industry associations or governing bodies.
Read the Contract
Lastly, one of the most important things to do is read your contract before you sign! Make sure everything is laid out in black and white, including deadlines, payment schedules, materials lists, and so on. All work must be guaranteed to pass the most current ADA laws, codes, and ordinances. Before final payments will be made all work will need to pass a CASp inspection to ensure ADA compliance. If something doesn’t seem right to you, then speak up!
These are just a few of the things you will want to consider if you are looking to hire an ADA contractor. At Protrk Construction, we feel that we have the skill and experience to satisfy these points and more. We are already working with business owners in your neighborhood, so don’t hesitate to call us at 415-813-9877.
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Why Wait to be "Forced" into ADA Compliance. If you are a public business or public property owner, save money, lawsuits, time and headaches by being prepared and avoiding it all in the first place. It’s time to call in the ADA pros. Use Protrk, an ADA construction expert, to Get it Done Right Prior to Forced Compliance.
Call 415-813-9877 today or visit www.protrkconstruction.com for more details.