ADA Compliance and Signage

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • All buildings serving the public must be A.D.A. compliant. These are guidelines dictated by the federal government to make entering and exiting buildings more easily accessible for those in need.
  • These guidelines have specific rules that must be followed, including the placement and dimensions of handicap stalls. The number of parking stalls in the parking area dictates how many handicap stalls are required.
  • A.D.A specifications vary from region to region, but A.D.A. compliance is strictly enforced through the town or municipality the parking area is located in.

Ballard Installation

  • Ballard installation can be used to protect buildings and surrounding structures from vehicular traffic, along parking stalls, and may also be used to post signage. Ballards are steel-framed posts that range from 4" to 8" inches in diameter that are then filled with concrete and placed in the ground below the frost line.

Bumper Block Installation and Re-pinning​

  • Bumper blocks are commonly used to stop vehicles from encroaching too far forward in a parking stall. They come in various shapes, sizes, and materials such as concrete, recycled rubber, and reinforced plastic filled with concrete. They are then pinned into the concrete or asphalt with 1/2" or 5/8" inch rebar to properly secure them in place. 

Curb Removal and Replacement

  • Curb deterioration occurs for multiple reasons including load distress, improper sub-base design, inadequate concrete mix design, and improper reinforcement. There are two main types of curb; the first is known as barrier curb which is common in the dividing islands of parking lots. The second type of curb is known as curb and gutter which helps direct storm water to catch basins.

Excavation/stone installation

  • Excavation is commonly known as the removal of earth-like materials prior to the installation of the stone base and asphalt or concrete. Typically, in new installation scenarios, 12" inches of earth is excavated to allow for approximately 8" inches of stone base and the accompanying 4" of asphalt or concrete depending on the application.

French Drain Installation

  • French drain installations provide a cost-effective method of eliminating underground water seepage that aids in the protection of the stone sub-base or earth-like material from becoming displaced and therefore causing damage to the asphalt or concrete surface. French drain systems are corrugated pipe that is installed within the stone base over the affected area that allow water to be diverted to the nearest storm sewer or catch basin.

Petromat Installation

  • Petromat is a geotextile fabric that is similar to the landscaping fabric used to prevent weeds from penetrating mulch and flower beds. Petromat is utilized as a stress absorbing moisture barrier that is used to extend the life of the pavement by reducing joint reflective cracking such as longitudinal and transverse cracking. It is installed prior to the asphalt surface course and can help increase the structural integrity and strength of the asphalt by providing the equivalent of an extra 1" inch of asphalt.

Pothole Repair

  • In scenarios where a parking lot is plagued by extensive potholes, yet the budget is insufficient to perform major repairs, potholes can be addressed by utilizing cold-mix, or as it is commonly called cold patch, in the winter and using hot mix in the summer. All potholes should be swept clean prior to adding asphalt mix. Mix should be applied to all binding sides of the pothole followed by compaction using a vibratory plate or hydraulic roller.

Speed Bump/hump Installation

  • The two most common types of speed bump installation is through the use of asphalt or recycled plastic which can be removed in the winter if necessary to avoid damage to and from snow plows. Speed bumps range from 1' to 3' foot in width and 3' to 8' in length. If the width of the installation is less than or equal to 1 foot it is known as a speed bump where any installation with a width of more than 1 foot is known as a speed hump. 

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