When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, it included proper building and accessibility guidelines for commercial properties. As these guidelines are continually being updated, Team Cam stays up to date on all ADA guidelines. There are many regulations to keep your property up to date on all compliance guidelines.
Some of the most common areas for improvement in commercial properties are:
- Restrooms. A single restroom in commercial property may have up to 40 compliance regulations to follow. These regulations include but are not limited to size requirements of stalls, grab bars installed in the correct locations, and sinks and toilets at an appropriate height.
- Entry. A building must allow for ramps at an appropriate slop for entry and exit safely of a building as well as proper curb cuts. In the event that there is more than one floor that needs to be accessed, an elevator or lift must be installed.
- Parking. The standard amount of Handicap Accessible parking spots is 1:25 in most commercial parking lots. The handicapped parking spots must also have the correct sizing, signage and markings, and the shortest accessible route to an accessible entrance.
- Flooring. Conditions must be smooth enough to allow for a wheelchair to easily move throughout the building and any problematic flooring must be replaced.
Team Cam has built a strong foundation of knowledge in commercial construction specializing in ADA Compliance. If your commercial facility requires improvements, repairs, or new construction to remain or become ADA Compliant, call Team Cam at 888-322-9691 for a free estimate.