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The Ultimate Guide to ADA Compliance: What Business Owners Need to Know

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 info@eccompanies.com.

Read more on this series:

The Ultimate Guide to ADA Compliance: Using the ADA Standards (Chapter 1)

Commercial Paving and Site Work: The Full Package

Whether you’re building an apartment complex, a retail store or an office space, commercial paving and construction requires quite a lot of advanced preparation before the actual process of paving and construction can begin. Part of this includes preliminary work that is performed on-site with elements that are not part of the actual structure. This is referred to as site work.

Before Commercial Paving and Construction Comes Site Work

Site work covers the typical elements that must be considered before commercial paving and construction can take place.

  1. The first task performed is clearing the site. This may involve the demolition of existing structure, clearing landscaping, removing trees and hauling away other debris.
  2. New construction also requires a number of excavated trenches for features such as foundations, utility lines, septic tanks, swimming pools, and sewer lines.
  3. Site work also includes the excavation process, grading and paving of roadways, parking lots, walkways or other access roads and building a strong foundation.
  4. Depending on the architecture layout, it may also include the commercial paving necessary for retaining walls, storage buildings, and other detached structures.
  5. In addition, landscaping is also a part of commercial site work services. If a business requires a man-made berm, terraces or other landscaping features, this would need to be taken into consideration before commercial paving and construction can begin.
  6. And finally, as the construction process is complete, finish-grading will be performed to ensure proper drainage patterns, terrain will be prepared for planting vegetation like trees and hedges and site lighting will be installed.

Choosing the Best Commercial Paving and Site Work Contractor for the Job

Big or small, when you’re planning a new build you want to select a reliable commercial paving contractor with experience in performing site work. Often there are permits or inspections that must be secured prior to starting construction, so it’s wise to choose a company who is familiar with the appropriate codes and regulations in your jurisdiction.

You need a company who has the right equipment and that can offer the appropriate capacity to get the job done on time. A company like East Coast Paving.

At East Coast Paving, we offer all the site work you need, including: site clearing, mass excavation, soil stabilization, utility installation (water, storm & sewer), building pad preparation, concrete curbs and walks, concrete dolly pads, loading docks and equipment pads, electrical trenching, retaining walls, retention / detention basins, site lighting, and landscaping. And because we offer more than just commercial paving services, your project is more likely to stay on time and on budget.

Serving New Jersey, New York and Eastern Pennsylvania, East Coast Paving has the vast experience, equipment and expertise to deliver high-quality work. For more information, please contact the team at East Coast Paving at 732-329-3600 or info@eccompanies.com today.

Asphalt Repair – Steps To Select The Right Paving Company

Asphalt paving is one of the most popular choices of pavement due to its resilience and low cost. But it does require repair from time to time. And when you want to repair the deteriorating sidewalks, driveway or parking lots, then employing a reputed asphalt paving company is a really prudent. Asphalt paving requires specific tools and methods which the paving services utilize to achieve the best results. The workmanship and the reputation of the company is more important than low prices.

Following are some points that you should consider while hiring an asphalt company for repair and maintenance work:

RESEARCH:

You should research properly for the selection process of the company.

i. Check out their website and various chat forums, and other platforms for the reputed companies in your area.

ii. Their website can give you an idea about their work along with the tools and techniques they use for the asphalt paving projects.

PORTFOLIO:

For your personal assessment, it is essential that you ask around friends and family who have used the services of asphalt contractor to know the quality of their services.

i. Ask the company to provide you with a portfolio about the work they have done with their previous clients.

ii. Interview the person in charge to know more about their work to ensure that the job performance is done with their best efforts and sincerity.

LICENSE AND INSURANCE:

Check if the company has a permit to carry out the paving work in your area.

i. Make sure that they have insurance to cover the expense of their employees.

ii. This is a necessary for any paving company if you don’t want the liability to fall on your shoulders.

ADVANCED EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS:

The equipments used by the asphalt company should be upto the standards set by the industry and the materials used for repair work should be of high quality. That would bring a good output for the asphalt repair and you could reap its benefits for the years to come.

MEASUREMENT:

The measurement of the area should be done correctly to get the quote estimate.

i. Some paving companies take the exact measurement in length and width during the paving area survey before the start of the project.

ii. On your part, you can take these measurements to various paving companies to get cost estimates from them.

PRICING:

Get an estimate and compare it with the rest of the companies you have interviewed.

i. If their rates seem standard, then get it in a written contract.

ii. The company should offer all inclusive services. Otherwise, you would be hiring different companies for different repair jobs.

iii. For the sake of convenience, hire the company that offers multiple paving repair services.

You should conduct a research to find the best paving company for your paving project. The reliability and experience of the paving contractor matters a lot. Asphalt paving repair seems like a simple work but requires special skillset that only an expert professional would have. Therefore, choose wisely and make an informed decision.