Parking lots for commercial businesses need to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are not currently abiding by the law, then it would be highly advantageous to make necessary renovations as soon as possible.
Correct Number of Handicapped Spaces
Different sized parking lots require a different minimum of handicapped spaces. For instance, having 25 or fewer spaces total means at least one of them needs to be handicap-accessible. Having anywhere between 26 and 50 spaces total means at least two need to be handicap-accessible. Make sure that your lot has the appropriate amount.
A commercial parking lot also needs to have a visible sign that clearly indicates what spaces are designated for individuals with disabilities. The sign should be at least five feet off the ground so that any motorist could reasonably see it.
You also need to ensure your store’s parking lot is regularly maintained. This involves keeping it clear of snow, ice and other debris. All accessible parking spaces should be easily accessible and kept in good condition.
Various other conditions need to be met according with local and state guidelines. Make sure you are always on the right side of the law. If you need any help with paving your parking lot to meet certain guidelines, contact Paving Construction Services, Inc. today.