ADA Compliance Repairs
When building or fixing a walkway or sidewalk, you have to consider including the necessary ADA Compliance Repairs. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, one has to meet certain standards for not only places of public accommodation and commercial facilities, but also state and local government facilities when adding new construction or alterations.
Specifically, for floor and ground surfaces, ADA Compliance Repairs would have to address surface characteristics, carpeting, openings, and changes in level. ADA standards to these surfaces apply to walking surfaces, ramps, elevators, and lifts, stairways that are part of an exit, clear floor space, wheelchair seating spaces, turning space, and door maneuvering clearances, accessible parking spaces, access aisles, and accessible passenger loading zones.
For a walkway to be considered accessible, the surface must be slip-resistant to minimize hazards to people with disabilities, especially those who use canes, crutches, and other walking aids. Different measurement devices and protocols have been developed in laboratories, but a widely accepted method has not emerged. There are different rating systems used and as such certain materials can even be labeled with such a rating so a consumer can be notified of how slip-resistant it is.
Compliance with the standards requires specifying surface materials, textures, or finishes that prevent or minimize slipperiness under the conditions likely to be found on the surface. This not only means meeting ADA standards but means general safety and OSHA compliance too. And, for example, if a surface needs to be finished or given an application to remain slip-resistant, that will require regular maintenance. That, in combination with minimizing trip hazards, is how one can begin meeting the standards needed for the proper ADA Compliance Repairs. When repairing a sidewalk, it needs the appropriate slope in order to continue being accessible, and not all sidewalk repairing techniques are the same, whether by quality or price.
Precision Concrete Cutting uses the latest in technology to provide ADA Compliance Repairs to our clients from Bakersfield up to the Oregon border. We use a cutting-edge technique that utilizes patented technology to completely remove trip hazards from uneven sidewalks, concrete walkways, and handicap access ramps. We are known as the pioneers and leaders in the sidewalk repair and trip hazard community. We represent the multiple regions in the California area and our and far more effective and less expensive than conventional scarifier, concrete grinders, or removal and replacement. Call 866-792-8006 for any questions inquiries.