Is My Small Business Parking Lot Under ADA Compliance?

ADA Compliance Freshly resurfaced and repainted handicap parking space in a parking lot. The number of handicap spaces increases with the size of the lot, requiring roughly one handicapped spot per 25 spaces.

When looking to restripe your parking lot, there’s a lot to consider and make sure that your bases are covered for ADA compliance. You must provide accessible parking spaces as required from the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. If you’re a business or a privately owned facility that offers any goods or services to the public, there are strict rules that you must follow. So, what do you need to know about to prevent violating and possibly getting a fine? It’s quite simple. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new business or an existing one. Ensuring that your parking lot is up to standards is a low-cost and straightforward thing to keep track of when applying ADA guidelines. 

Accessibility Spot Rules 

First, you might ask how many accessible parking spots do you need for your business. Depending on the side of your business, it does vary. To maintain ADA compliance your lot must have anywhere from 1-25 spots, you need a minimum of one accessibility spot. You can add one more accessibility sport to every 25 additional parking spots that you have.

Accessibility parking spots must have at least a 60-inch wide space next to the accessibility parking spot. This access aisle next to the parking spot is meant to make it easier for a wheelchair to enter and exit the vehicle. The parking spot should also have a painted sign to make it identifiable on the ground.

Van-accessible parking spaces should also have similar regulations. Although, they need a wider aisle at 96 inches to ensure a wheelchair accessible life can fit easily. One out of eight accessible parking spaces must fit a van.

Importance of Restriping For ADA Compliance

Having your parking lot restriped every 18-24 months should become a necessity. Not only to keep up with any changes in ADA compliance but to make it more accessible for your customers. Maintaining a properly functioning lot will put your clients at ease. No one wants to feel lost when trying to figure out where to park. You’ll be able to gain customer’s trust and also reduce liability if it’s kept up to code. 

Here at Rick’s Paving, we work hard to ensure that clients don’t worry about ADA compliances and that all of our client’s customers can trust those businesses. Over time, the desert climate can be brutal on your lot, causing fading and natural wear and tear. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you.