ADA ramps are enforced by the government and meet the requirements included in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are curb ramps that connect streets to sidewalks and ramps that provide access to public buildings and businesses. ADA ramps provide a clear and safe area for people in wheelchairs, scooters, or people who use walkers. A lack of ADA ramps is dangerous for these people and can result in them being injured or not being able to go where they need to go. It can also be considered to be a form of discrimination under current laws. These ramps also benefit people that are pushing baby strollers or simply have trouble climbing stairs.
The main ADA guidelines for ramps include the ramp slope, length, landing size, placement, and handrail construction.
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and in signed into law in 1990. Its rules, regulations, specifications, and codes have been updated several times over the years. It’s important to keep up with the latest requirements so as not to break them and be fined. That’s why it’s crucial to hire a qualified concrete construction crew such as Lovell Construction to build the ramp for you.
You may find that one day you need to build a ramp for private home access. You don’t need to follow the ADA guidelines but they’re good as a reference.
Call Lovell Construction to schedule an appointment to discuss your ADA ramp or residential ramp build. We’ll go over the highly detailed specifications required and determine the best layout for your business or home.
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