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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)

Reliable Sitework Contractor For Timely Project Completion

What Is Sitework?

The sitework development consists of an array of services that are done when the building is under construction including landscaping, paving, clearing, excavation, and utility services. And this work requires someone who is experienced and skilled, so choosing sitework contractors should be done after carefully checking their qualifications.

Finding sitework development contractor in New Jersey can be a difficult task. So check out the internet and you will come upon different websites of site-work contractors. Following are some of the aspects that you to consider while hiring a construction contractor:

Experienced:

The site work construction if not done properly in the starting phase can cause serious issues in the future. They should be able to work on projects of both small and large scale. Go for experienced contractor who can work on number of site work services such as:

  1. Site lighting
  2. Site clearing
  3. Excavation
  4. Base grading or building pad preparation
  5. Retention of walls
  6. Retaining  or detaining basins
  7. Electrical trenching
  8. Concrete walls and curb building
  9. Concrete pads
  10. Landscaping
  11. Utility location and installing for sewer and water
  12. Storm drainage

Insured And Bonded:

The company that is insured and bonded can relieve you of any responsibility for the workers liability. Ensure that they have insurance enough to cover the medical expenses of their workers in case any unfortunate accident occurs.

Licensed:

The contractors should have license issued by the state. Do not hire the construction contractors who are not licensed. Check out the services of some other contractors and make a list of the potential contractors that match your criteria.

Flexible Schedule:

Your contractor should be able to work with you during a convenient time for yourself and their company. And if the locality is a heavy traffic one, then they should be willing to work off-hours for your convenience.

Make sure to set a deadline so that the site work is dragged for too long.