As a business or property owner, it is crucial to keep on top of ADA compliance. Not only does this help show your customers that you care about their comfort, but it also helps to protect you against potentially costly lawsuits. ADA compliance is not optional; it is a legal requirement. When you choose Protrk Construction as your ADA concrete contractor, we will help you make sure that you understand and follow the ADA rules and regulations that will keep you on the right side of the law.
1 - ADA Compliant Access Ramps
If you need to install an access ramp, concrete is an excellent option since it is durable and low-maintenance. It will handle heavy foot traffic without sustaining damage. ADA guidelines do not specify which material needs to be used for access ramps, only that it needs to be moisture resistant and textured enough to help prevent slipping. Concrete is a great option that meets all of these requirements when installed per ADA regulations.
2 - Adding a Curb Ramp to the Sidewalk
Curbs are one of the most common challenges many people with disabilities face. Installing a curb ramp can make it easier for individuals who use wheelchairs, canes, or other walking aids to negotiate. Installing one on the curbs near the entrance to your property will make it more accessible. However, it must be done following ADA guidance to be compliant, so you should consult an experienced ADA concrete contractor.
3 - Landing Requirements & Handrails
Another area that needs input from a contractor with plenty of ADA experience is the landing areas for access ramps. Level changes are not allowed to exceed 1:48 at landings, so there must be a flat landing of at least 60 inches at the top and bottom of access ramps. It is also important to provide handrails on your access ramps following ADA guidelines as these can help prevent falls and offer balance or support to those who need it.
Why Choosing the Right ADA Concrete Contractor Matters
You may think that you could hire any contractor to take care of these upgrades or any others needed to bring your property into ADA compliance. However, they may not be as familiar with ADA regulations as they need to be to get it just right. ADA work is all we do; we know the law inside and out. When you choose Protrk Construction as your ADA concrete contractor, you are getting an expert in the field of ADA construction. We get it right the first time, every time!
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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.