ADA Compliance

ADA Compliant Company

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive law that went into effect in 1990 to ensure parking access to individuals with handicaps all around our country. Safeguard Sealcoating Inc. will provide expertise for your ADA compliance needs. We will give clear direction on how to conform to your county’s own ADA specifications.

  • Since the American Disabilites Act began in 1990, all businesses must have a certain amount of Handicap accessible parking stalls.
  • Additional Handicap Van-accessible parking may be required if the dimensions of the parking lot require it.
  • All Compulsory handicap stalls and pathways have minimal measurement demands which must be compliant
  • Pot Hole Repair

When/where are accessible parking spaces required?

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  • Employee or Visitor Parking Lots (IAC §400.310(c)(1))
  • Tenant/Visitor/Employee Parking
  • On-Street Parking
  • No requirement for accessible parking in the IAC.
  • IDOT – Bureau of Local Roads & Streets. Accessible on-street parking covered in 41-6.04(b).
  • PROWAG – Best Practice R309
  • An accessible space must be located on the shortest path of travel from adjacent parking to an accessible entrance.

Alterations requiring accessible parking spaces

  • Specific Modifications of New Construction Requirements Permitted in Alterations
  • IAC §400.510(e)(10)(C)
  • Site Improvements and Exterior Facilities
  • All changes, improvements, or maintenance of existing parking lots including sealcoating, resurfacing, remarking, fencing, curbs, walks, and/or landscaping shall provide accessible parking spaces in accordance with Section 400.310(c). In addition, there shall be provided curb ramps as necessary to provide an accessible route to an accessible entrance.


Total Number of Parking Spaces Min. Number of Accessible Spaces
1 to 25 1
26 to 50 2
51 to 75 3
76 to 100 4
101 to 150 5
151 to 200 6
201 to 300 7
301 to 400 8
401 to 500 9
501 to 1000 2 percent of total
1001 and over 20, plus 1 for each 100, or fraction thereof, over 1000

Scoping applies to each parking facility (ADA)

Accessible Parking Spaces

Striping, size and markings

  • Every accessible parking space shall be at least 16 feet wide.
  • A space may consist of an 8-foot wide vehicle space and an 8-foot wide diagonally striped access aisle
  • A space may consist of an 11-foot wide vehicle space and a 5-foot wide diagonally striped access aisle.
  • Yellow paint is required.

Accessible parking space & access aisle

  • Parking spaces and access aisle shall be level with surface slopes not exceeding 1:50 (2%) in all directions.
  • IAC §400.310(c)(3).

ADA Standards – Clarification

  • Width measurements (parking space and access aisle)
  • Measure from the centerline of the pavement markings. §502.1 Exception.
  • Exception: Spaces are not adjacent to another space or access aisle – measurement can include full width of the lines. §502.1 Exception.
  • Angled parking – access aisle on the passenger side of the parking space – §502.3.4
  • Cannot overlap the vehicular way

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