Handicap Ramp Construction and What you Need to Know
Handicap Ramps Location and Placement
BCI is very precise when it comes to determining the correct location and placement of a handicap curb ramp. Based on the current ADA laws there are three major steps that we at BCI always keep in mind when it comes to location and placement of the handicap ramps. The first thought is making sure the curb ramp is as closest to the access point as possible. Also, making sure the handicap ramp coincides with the path of travel leading to and from the parking lot. Now that the correct location and placement of the handicap ramp is determined, concrete demolition should take place.
Work Area Safety and Delineation
In most cases this process requires concrete removal of the existing curb ramp. BCI always makes sure the area is secure enough for the safety of others and all its surroundings. Once the area is securely marked off, the concrete demolition begins! With this we must also keep in mind that there are different requirements in forming and establishing the elevation of a handicap ramp.
Finishing Touches to Handicap Ramps
Once the concrete has been poured, a 12″ grooved border and truncated domes (tactile dots usually blue or yellow) are inputted specifically for the visually impaired. The 12″ grooved border must be constructed at the very end of the flat surface, where it meets the cross slope. This is used to detect a change in elevation. Truncated domes must be placed at the ends of handicap ramps, only if the path of travel leads to a traffic way. These are also used by the visually impaired to detect the distance between the sidewalk and the street.
About Bernardo Concrete, Inc.
Bernardo Concrete has been installing concrete for 20 years now. That gives us the wisdom & experience of time and we like to think that it shows in our work. We specialize in industrial, commercial, retail and residential concrete services. We are always looking for a challenging concrete construction project to do so, let us know if you have one by calling Toll Free 888-499-0899 . We offer many concrete services including concrete demolition, curb & gutter installation and repair, handicap concrete ramp repair and installation (to ADA code), block wall installation and repair, concrete demolition, core drilling and saw cutting, and many more. There are just too many services to mention all of them so, take a look at our website by clicking on any of the links within this blog. We are located in Orange County California and service the surrounding areas including parts of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino. If you have a project that requires a concrete contractor, then give Bernardo Concrete a call today and we will get an estimator out to your business for a fast, free quote.
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Orange County / LA Office
10841 Court Ave.
Stanton, CA 90680
Tel. (714) 220-2800
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80731 Dillon Road
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241
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