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How many handicap parking spaces do I need on my parking lot?

Handicap Parking SpacesEnacted in 1990, the Americans With Disabilities Act is a civil rights law intended to prohibit discrimination against those with physical or mental disabilities. Any business or government agency in the process of paving a parking lot must be aware of the ramifications of this law and how it pertains to their handicapped parking spaces. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Fahrner Asphalt Sealers can ensure your project fits within these government regulations.

Determining how many handicapped parking spaces you need to remain within ADA compliance is a simple matter, though not a simple answer. The ADA provides detailed charts, available to the public, which outline the number of spaces needed on a progressive basis. The more total spaces your parking lot has, the more handicapped-only spaces you’ll need. For instance, a parking lot with only 25 total spaces will only need to provide a single handicapped, van-accessible space. A parking lot with 500 total spaces, on the other hand, will need to provide at least 9 handicapped spaces. If your parking lot has more than 500 spaces, the regulations become formulaic, and the business or agency must set aside at least 2% of their total spaces aside for disabled parking.

Providing the right number of spaces is only part of what’s needed to remain within ADA compliance. They must also be the right kind of handicapped spaces. For instance, the ADA has strict regulations governing the size of the spaces, their labeling, and the size of accessibility lanes leading to and from the store.

At Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, LLC, we pride ourselves in being your go-to source for all of your asphalt maintenance needs. To each project, we bring a considerable amount of experience working with everything from town roads to private driveways. Our services include, but are not limited to: Infrared asphalt repair, asphalt sealcoating, parking lot striping, and resurfacing. Call us today at 800-332-3360 for a free quote or fill out our job quote contact form and we’ll call you back to discuss your project needs.


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