As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your store, office, or facility is accessible to all, and customer accessibility begins in the parking lot. From the number of accessible parking spaces to proper signage, there are a number of requirements that must be met in order to consider your parking lot or parking garage compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For help understanding ADA parking compliance in Charleston and meeting ADA standards, depend on the professionals at G-FORCE™!
ADA Parking Requirements
When re-striping a parking lot or parking facility, it is of the utmost importance that you follow the strict guidelines set forth by the ADA. To begin, you must calculate the minimum number of accessible parking spaces. The number of accessible spaces will vary from one lot to the next, so it’s best to work with someone who knows the ins and outs of ADA parking requirements in Charleston. The location of the spaces is also critical, as the spaces must be striped along the shortest accessible route to the facility’s entrance. At G-FORCE™, we specialize in ADA compliance for Charleston parking lots. Contact our team of parking lot striping professionals for expert insights on ADA parking requirements and compliance.
ADA Space Requirements
Whether you’re re-striping an existing parking lot or striping entirely new pavement, you’ll need to consider ADA space requirements to ensure patrons with disabilities are easily able to exit their vehicle and travel to your facility’s accessible entrance. ADA parking spaces must be on level ground, and provide a clearly marked access aisle that connects to an accessible route to the building. To map out the ADA space requirements in your South Carolina parking lot, call the ADA compliance experts at G-FORCE™.
For more information regarding ADA parking lot compliance, please contact G-FORCE™ Charleston or visit the ADA Accessible Parking website.
ADA Sign Requirements
Once you’ve re-striped your parking lot or parking garage to comply with ADA requirements, you’ll need to install signs. To identify an accessible space, install a clearly mounted sign with the international symbol of accessibility at least 60 inches off the ground. For van accessible parking spaces, be sure signage designates that the space is “van accessible.”
To get started on your re-striping project and ensure you’re meeting ADA parking compliance requirements, as well as local regulations, contact G-FORCE™ Charleston to request a free assessment and quote! As a Veteran-owned business, we understand the importance of service. Let us serve you and establish a plan to get your parking lot back into compliance.