There is no specific material required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act when installing ADA compliant ramps and access routes. Many contractors choose to use Asphalt, but at Protrk Construction, we have found that concrete is the better option for anywhere that a 2% cross slope is required. Not only does it fulfill the requirements of the ADA to be slip-resistant and porous. By choosing a hardwearing material like ADA concrete, we can guarantee that our work will stay compliant long after the CASp inspection.
Why Does Accessibility Matter?
Sometimes, when discussing the best materials for ADA work, we find business and property owners are more interested in why accessibility is important rather than why ADA concrete is the right choice. The easiest way to answer that question is that ADA compliance is not optional! Failing to meet the required accessibility standard can result in a Federal human rights lawsuit. Not only would you face hefty fines, but you would also be forced to complete the necessary changes to become compliant, and your business gets a bad reputation! It is less expensive and better for your business to take care of the ADA work now before you are faced with an ADA lawsuit!
There are also other benefits to ensuring that your business is ADA compliant. Did you know that approximately 25% of American adults have a disability? That means that failing to provide accessibility to disabled individuals is essentially closing your business to a quarter of your potential customers.
Who Needs an ADA Concrete Contractor?
So who needs to hire an ADA concrete contractor? According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, places of public accommodation and commercial facilities must be ADA compliant. This includes stores, restaurants, theaters, recreation facilities, government buildings, educational establishments, and museums.
If we take a look at our own customers, some interesting statistics emerge.
- 54% of our work comes from people that have lost an ADA lawsuit.
- 25% of our work is redoing work that was completed by other contractors but failed a CASp inspection.
- 21% of our work is people who proactively want to make their property accessible and avoid the risk of an ADA lawsuit.
These numbers highlight some important points. When it comes to a non-compliant business, it is not a case of IF they will find themselves facing an ADA lawsuit, but when! It also highlights the importance of hiring an experienced contractor that understands ADA concrete. No business owner wants to have to pay twice for the same work. Choosing the right contractor means getting it done right the first time around!
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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.