Make Sure Your Concrete Driveway is ADA compatible

You’re finally starting to finish off the house. You’ve installed the deck, you painted the exterior, and now you realize that it’s time to put in your concrete driveway. You’ve got a space picked out already. Before you do anything, make sure that what you are about to create is ADA compatible or an accessibility violation could be issued for your new home.

What does ADA stand for?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by congress in 1990 and became effective on July 26th, 1992. The purpose of this act is “to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.”

So, what does that mean for you and your concrete driveway? It means that if the accessibility guidelines are not followed, then someone could take legal action against you. This is a major problem considering 17% of the population living in the United States has some type of disability and they want and expect to be treated equally just like everyone else.…

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