How to Make Sure Your Property is ADA Compliant
Proper concrete curbing? Check. Smooth asphalt? Check. ADA compliant? Well, that’s a question a lot of property managers have a problem answering. This is because there are a lot of small details that go into ensuring that a property meets all of the requirements by the ADA. Kissner Paving always ensures that all projects we’re a part of are ADA compliant. However, if you aren’t sure if your past contractors held the exact same standard, we have made a list of what it means to have a property that is ADA compliant.
ADA Compliance Means Being Accessible
The easiest method of surveying the property includes remembering that it must be accessible to all people. Here’s a checklist of questions you should ask so you can ensure that your business is accessible:
- Does the parking lot have enough handicap spaces that are near the entrance?
- Do you provide well-maintained ramps for easy accessibility to your business?
- Does the building offer elevators for disabled visitors?
- Are your sidewalks and curb ramps well-maintained and at the right locations?
- Does the parking lot have sufficient space for vans to load?
Visible and Accessible
The importance of those accessibility features isn’t only that they’re available, but that they are also visible. All through the property, there must be clear signs of where the accessibility ramps and handicap parking are situated. Here are some things to remember to make the property more accessible and visible:
- Parking lot paint stripes over handicap spaces must be well defined and clear to allow other visitors to know that those spaces are reserved and shouldn’t be blocked.
- Clear signs that state fines for incorrectly parking in handicap spaces also should be visible close to parking spaces.
- Signs that direct visitors towards entryways and ramp exits must be clearly marked in order for it to be easy to enter and exit the building.
Kissner Paving wants to assist you in having an accessible and safe property for your visitors. We hope this list helps bring your property up to ADA requirements. If you need assistance in fixing your property in order for it to be ADA compliant, call us at (423) 634-1920 and we would be happy to help!