Every American deserves the dignity to live independently in a safe environment. Today, there are more than 40 million people with disabilities in the United States, and as the population ages, that number is projected to grow dramatically. There are currently more than 10 million blind or visually impaired people in the U.S., with someone new becoming blind or visually impaired every seven minutes.
One of the most sweeping federal laws for civil rights ever passed is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The ADA ensures that public domains in the United States are safe and accessible to everyone, regardless of health or handicap.
To provide a safer environment for visually impaired citizens on public street and sidewalks, the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) mandate the use of detectable warnings on curbs ramps, hazardous vehicular areas and transit platforms. By rule, detectable warnings are to consist of raised truncated domes with a diameter of 0.9″, a height of nominal 0.2″ and center to center spacing of nominal 2.35″. All of the alert tile® products meet or exceed ADAAG and state DOT requirements.
Learn more about ADAAG Detectable Warning Guidelines.
Settlements approaching $29 Billion have been paid to cover judgments and settlements over non-compliance with the ADA. Your best defense is to comply with the regulations, and avoid lawsuits.
“The ADA has been around for 15 years, and business and commercial property owners have little excuse for not complying with the requirements. If you go to court, you will most likely lose”
GBR PAVING is up-to-date on current compliance regulations and with our wide breadth of services we’re able to provide a one-stop solution for disabled and handicapped parking and access construction.
• RESURFACING OF PARKING STALLS TO MEET 2% ADA REQUIREMENTS
• CONCRETE CURB – CUT ADA RAMPS – HANDRAILS
• PATH OF TRAVEL ACCESSIBILITY – SIGNAGE
ADA Exterior Work
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all public facilities, including hotels, motels and shopping centers constructed after January 29, 1993, must be accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. In addition, existing facilities must undertake readily achievable barrier removal to comply with the Act. GBR PAVING has developed an expertise in exterior ADA concrete and asphalt work and we can complete all work per plans and authorized engineers or architects.
We install all necessary signs and street markings required under the ADA.
Path of Travel – We construct pathways for the ADA to access all areas of a property including off street access.
Truncated Domes – We install cane detection under outside staircases to prevent the blind from walking into the staircase and detectable warnings on ramps to notify the blind of a road crossing.
Handrail Installation and fabrication.
Laws and Standards
2010 Standards for Accessible Design – http://www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm
Access Board ADAAG Guidelines – http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm
28 CFR Part 35 Appendix “A” State and Local Government – http://www.ada.gov/reg2.html
28 CFR Part 36 Appendix “A” Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities – http://www.ada.gov/reg3a.html#Anchor-42424
Architectural Barrier Act of 1968 (ABA) – http://www.access-board.gov/about/laws/aba.htm
Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards – http://www.access-board.gov/ufas/ufas-html/ufas.htm
State of California, Division of State Architect – Access Manual
Fair Housing Act Design Manual- http://www.huduser.org/portal/publications/destech/fairhousing.html
California Senate Bill 1608 – http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/sen/sb_1601-1650/sb_1608_bill_20080928_chaptered.pdf
Notification – Benefits under Senate Bill 1608
NOTICE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNER/TENANT:
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO REQUEST, FROM A CERTIFIED ACCESS SPECIALIST WHO HAS CONDUCTED AN INSPECTION OF YOUR PROPERTY, A WRITTEN INSPECTION REPORT AND OTHER DOCUMENTATION AS SET FORTH IN CIVIL CODE SECTION 55.53. YOU ARE ALSO ENTITLED TO REQUEST THE ISSUANCE OF A DISABILITY ACCESS INSPECTION CERTIFICATE, WHICH YOU MAY POST ON YOUR PROPERTY
ADA COMPLIANCE: Inspections & Services
Nearly 1 in 5 people have some sort of disability and making your property accessible is the law. If your property is not compliant, you MAY be a target of a law suit.
As an owner or tenant, you are entitled to benefits under Senate Bill 1608 in the State of California if you evaluate your property by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) and set in place a “Transition Plan” for barrier removal.
ADA CERTIFIED REPORTS
GBR PAVING- CASp Evaluation & Reports
Surveying & Design
GBR PAVING- CASp “Certificate of Inspection”
Business Tax Incentives
The Federal government offers two Federal tax incentives to help cover costs of making accessible improvements to your business for persons with disabilities. Consult with your tax accountant to take advantage of these tax incentives: