As an introduction to our new series: “The Ultimate Guide to ADA Compliance,” the paving and site development experts at East Coast Paving will be covering the five chapters from the 2010 ADA Standards issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Transportation (DOT).
Throughout this educational series, created specifically for business owners and property owners, we will address many of the frequently asked questions to help you achieve compliance and save money while reducing liabilities.
Why do I need to worry about ADA compliance?
Under the federal civil rights law, Americans with Disabilities Act, business owners and property owners must comply with regulations on disabled parking to accommodate all customers and employees. If you own or operate within a business that serves the public, it’s critical to review the specific standards for compliance before making any parking lot improvements at existing properties or starting new sitework.
How can I ensure my business has met the standards for ADA compliance?
Different from being building code compliant, ADA compliance refers to a set of federal standards to be met nationwide but still may be out of local compliance. To ensure compliance business owners are advised to work with a paving contractor with knowledge within this category.
What makes my business ADA compliant?
Standards for ADA compliance are outlined in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Some key topics business owner need to be aware of include: new construction, alterations, floor and ground surfaces, turning space, accessible routes, ramps and railings, curb ramps, detectable warning surfaces and specifics for parking spaces.
We will cover each of these in our series: “The Ultimate Guide to ADA Compliance.”
What if my site doesn’t meet the ADA Standards?
A business owner who does not comply to the ADA Standards will be required to re-do or repair their parking lot, could face fines and even a lawsuit.
Where can I find more information about ADA compliance?
For more in-depth information, refer to the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. This 279 page document provides a thorough overview on the scoping and technical requirements for new construction and alterations.
Help with ADA Compliance
Serving clients in New Jersey, New York and Eastern Pennsylvania, the experienced professionals at East Coast Paving and Site Development are prepared to help you achieve the standards for ADA compliance.
For additional questions about ADA compliance, contact the paving experts at East Coast Paving and Site Development at 732-329-3600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.