Month: July 2014

“Tis the season for school gymnasium floor replacements

Ramps for Basketball courts ADA Compliance Ramps threshold ramps for wheelchair access Court Edge Reducer Ramp Drawings for ADA compliance. Rubber Transition ramps for wheelchair access.

Flooring contractors are busy this month preparing for summer gymnasium floor replacements – particularly basketball courts. Replacing an athletic floor often creates a transition problem when the new floor rises 1/2 inch or more above the existing floor substrate. This is an ADA compliance issue as vertical floor transitions inhibit disability access, and it’s obviously […]

Sometimes a ramp is not enough: primary access doors need level landings!

EntryLevel Landing SafePath Products for ADA wheelchair access Threshold ramps Rubber High Rise buildings Multi Family Housing EZ-Access

If you’re building is classified as a “public accommodation”, then the American Disabilities Act requires a level landing for your primary access door if the door threshold is a 1/2 inch vertical rise or greater. This landing provides a “maneuverable clearance area” that allows a wheelchair-bound person to access the door hardware without losing position. […]

Shower access for the elderly and disabled

Shower Ramp Rubber threshold ramps for wheelchair access and ADA compliance

Showering can be tricky for the elderly and disabled. A vertical rise at the shower door threshold can be dangerous for those with unsteady feet, possibly causing falls or serious injuries. A shower door transition edge greater than 1/2 inch in height can make wheelchair access difficult, if not impossible, and can even prevent life-saving […]

ADA Non-Compliance Lawsuits Target Small Businesses

Wheelchair Accessible Entrance Rubber Threshold Ramps for ADA compliance

Compliance with disability access regulations is the right thing to do. Nevertheless, it’s hard to see these kinds of lawsuits as anything other than harassment. Unfortunately they are happening with greater frequency and very little warning. ADA Lawsuits Take Their Toll in Davis When lawsuits targeting businesses not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act […]