ADA INSPECTION & COMPLIANCE CONSULTANTS

WE REVIEW COMMERCIAL AND MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES FOR ADA COMPLIANCE - CALL TODAY TO SPEAK WITH A LICENSED CERTIFIED ACCESS SPECIALIST (CASp) (714) 500-7585

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ADA COMPLIANCE CONSULTATION SERVICES

ADA Compliance Consulting Services For both Physical Properties and Websites Don’t wait – get a CASp Survey Today! We suggest having a CASp consultation firm review your property and website before any potential lawsuit might arise. From the moment a customer uses your parking lot, to your doorways, bathrooms, and more – is the moment your potential for an ADA lawsuit doubles. Having a certified access specialist (CASp) review your publicly accessible locations is the first step in mitigating your risk for any issues. Call Today – (714) 500-7585 or email ADAinspectors@gmail.com

INSPECT YOUR PROPERTY FOR ADA COMPLIANCE

We review all commercial and governmental properties for disability accessbility issues and DSA oversight. Hiring and competent firm is the first priority any new or existing property owner should consider. Mitigating any risk associated with disability access lawsuits should remain a priority until reviewed by a CASp Inspection company. We provide you constructive counsel, clear processes and ongoing communication. We specialize in: DSA on-site, long inspections, access assessments, with clear plan for transitions. Our consultants are licensed and certified construction professionals who will understand the complexity of your project early and will counsel your team in advance of any challenges.

ADA REPORTING & CONSULTING

We can review your property for compliance with the Americans with Disability Act.

ADA STRIPING & CONSTRUCTION

Once the ADA report is finalized, we’ll send it to one of our ADA contractors if you’d like.

ADA WEBSITE CONSULTING

Additionally, we suggest reviewing your corporate website and online presence for ADA Compliance.

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ADA PARKING LOT INSPECTION

Most ADA lawsuits begin with the parking lot because that is where the first point of entry to your publicly accessible property exists. 

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ADA CURB & RAMP INSPECTION

Following the parking lot, curbs, ramps, and railways along those areas are subject to ADA scrutiny due to the location.

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ADA DOORWAY INSPECTION

Having doors easily enough for everyone to pull and/or push open is a common ADA compliance issue.

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ADA BATHROOM INSPECTION

With most commercial properties being outdated, bathroom access is typical not ADA compliant as well.

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ADA PLANS FOR ALL COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

There are numerous areas on a property which will need to be reviewed by a Certified Access Specialist. 

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ADA BLUEPRINTS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Following the ADA Inspection will be the planning & construction process in which we can assist with as well. 

WHY MARTIN BROS

Although our company name is "Martin Brothers Construction Services" - We are licensed CASp and who review properties for ADA Compliance throughout Southern CA. Our Pledge to You – we pledge to have been thoroughly tested on the Americans with Disability Act knowledge of the state of California and federal accessibility standards. With our inspection and report, in addition to inspecting / learning your facility’s accessibility status, you can receive legal benefits if taken to court for lack of access or other non-compliance status.

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Licensed CASp

Licensed as Certified Access Specialists in the state of California.

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Experienced

Over 10 years of experience as a CASp.

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Competitive Pricing

Our pricing is extremely competitive.

ADA INSPECTIONS, CONSULTATIONS, & MORE

What is ADA Access? Often also referred to as “Disability Access” or “Handicap Access” by others, ADA Access is short for Americans with Disabilities ACT which was passed in 1990. The main purpose of handicap accessibility is to require commercial facilities as well as public accommodations to become accessible to individuals with disabilities. “Disability Access Inspection” is when a commercial property hires a professional Certified Access Specialist / CASP before they are taken to court for lack disability access to the general public.

WHAT IS A CASP CONSULTING COMPANY?
A Certified Access Specialist (CASp) is a professional who has passed an examination and has been certified by the State of California to have specialized knowledge of the applicability of state and federal construction-related accessibility standards. A CASp will know which standards apply to your property based on the age of your facility and its history of improvements. While a licensed design professional, such as an architect or engineer, can provide you an access compliance evaluation of your facility, only a CASp can provide services that offer you “qualified defendant” status in a construction-related accessibility lawsuit.
HOW DO I FIND A CASP?
We can help you with your inspection. You can find an independent CASp on the list by looking for the CASp in your geographic region that states he/she performs inspections. For ease in using the list, click on the “Phone #” link in the gray header of the list, and the list will sort by area code. Those with a “Yes” in the “Do Inspections” column are independent CASps who are available for hire. You may also consult with a CASp by contacting your local city or county building department; however, a CASp employed or retained by a local building department is only authorized to offer information regarding compliance to California construction-related accessibility standards, and not the ADA, and will usually only provide these services for new construction, additions, or alterations submitted for approval for permit.
WHAT IS THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND HOW DOES IT APPLY TO MY BUSINESS OR FACILITY?
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination of individuals with disabilities and requires all facilities used by the public (public accommodations) to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Since January 26, 1992, all new construction, additions and alterations are required to comply with the ADA standards. The ADA contains no “grandfathering” provisions. The “applicable construction-related accessibility standards” are based on the age of the facility and/or date of renovation(s): Facilities Built/Renovated Before January 26, 1992 Places of public accommodation constructed before this date are required to remove barriers if it is “readily achievable to do so” – a CASp can help make this determination. Facilities Built/Renovated Between January 26, 1992 and March 14, 2012 Places of public accommodation built during this time are required to be in compliance with the 1991 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards (1991 ADAS) or the equivalent provision in the building code in place at the time of construction or renovation. Additionally, barriers must be removed if it is readily achievable to do so. Facilities Built/Renovated after March 15, 2012 Places of public accommodation and commercial facilities built after this time must be built in compliance with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards (2010 ADAS) and the standards of the building code in place at the time of construction or renovation. In addition, accessible features are required to be maintained at your facility. Failure to come into compliance or maintain compliance leaves you vulnerable to having a discrimination claim filed against you by an individual that is denied access to your business or facility due to physical access barriers.
IF MY FACILITY ISN'T COMPLIANT WITH THE CURRENT BUILDING CODE, DOES THAT MEAN I HAVE A VIOLATION?
While the building code changes regularly, these changes do not cause a facility to become non-compliant. Facilities must comply with both federal and state accessibility standards; however, the current version of state and federal accessibility standards is not necessarily applicable to your existing facility. A CASp will know, based on its age and history of improvements, which version of the code and standards (also known as the “construction-related accessibility standard.”) is applicable for determining compliance of your facility.
IS THERE A GRACE-PERIOD FOR COMING INTO COMPLIANCE?
For business owners who employ less than 50 employees over the past three years and opt to achieve compliance within 120 days from receiving a CASp inspection of their facility, there is a grace period from liability from statutory damages. In order to receive the grace period, the CASp must post notices at the facility inspected and also notify DSA that he/she has performed an inspection of the facility so that DSA can post such information on a list on its website. For these corrections, any plans going through the local building department are also entitled to an expedited review if the applicant presents the disability access inspection certificate, declares that the project is for the correction of violations as listed in a CASp’s inspection report, and a CASp has reviewed the project plans submitted for permit.
WHAT IS A DISABILITY ACCESS INSPECTION CERTIFICATE?
The disability access inspection certificate (Certificate) is a record of inspection, not a certificate of compliance. A CASp does not certify that a facility meets compliance with issuance of a Certificate. A Certificate is required to be issued to you with a CASp inspection report whether or not your facility is determined to meet applicable construction-related accessibility standards. Business/facility owners should accept no other certificate offered by a CASp other than a Certificate purchased from the Division of the State Architect. Certificates are blue, sequentially numbered, and bear a golden State of California Seal. The Certificate number is recorded by the CASp in a record book maintained for that purpose and identifies that the certificate is issued in conjunction with a specific CASp inspection report. You are not required to post the Certificate at the facility that was inspected, but you should have it readily available to offer it as proof that your facility has been inspected. If you do decide to post the Certificate, you may want to post a color copy and keep the original with the inspection report, as site conditions may cause the Certificate to fade or deteriorate. CASp inspection reports, however, should remain confidential and should only be disclosed after seeking the advice of an attorney.
WHAT ARE THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR HANDICAP RAMPS?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA Guidelines) ADA Ramp Slope, ADA Requirements & ADA Code Guidelines The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides Wheelchair Ramp Specification, code and handicap access guidelines that most business are required to meet. Most residential applications (please see our residential or light duty commercial Pathway ADA wheelchair ramps) do not need to meet ADA code and ADA guidelines, but they are a good reference point for recommended ADA ramp slope and lengths. Most businesses, churches, schools and other organizations must be in compliance with ADA ramp specifications and ADA guidelines for handicapped wheelchair ramp slope access. Contact your local building inspector for additional ADA compliant ramp information. ADA Ramp Specifications Require a 1:12 ramp slope ratio which equals 4.8 degrees slope or one foot of wheelchair ramp for each inch of rise. For instance, a 30 inch rise requires a 30 foot handicap wheelchair ramp. ADA Guidelines Require a Minimum 5′ x 5′ Flat, unobstructed area at the top and bottom of the ramp. ADA Standards Require wheelchair ramps to have a Minimum width of 36 inches of clear space across the wheelchair ramp. Massachusetts and California ADA code now require 48 inches ramp width to be an ADA compliant ramp. ADA Code Compliance Require a Minimum Turn Platform size of 5′ x 5′. California ADA ramp code now requires a minimum 6 foot (in the direction of travel) platform size. ADA Guidelines for Wheelchair Ramps allow a Maximum run of 30 feet of wheelchair ramp before a rest or turn platform. ADA Ramp Guidelines Require ADA Ramp handrails that are between 34″ and 38″ in height on both sides of the wheelchair ramps.
WHO HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADA COMPLIANCE IN LEASED PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, THE LANDLORD OR THE TENANT?
While either or both can be sued, the ADA places the legal obligation to remove barriers, provide auxiliary aids and services, and maintain compliance of accessible features at a place of public accommodation on both the landlord and the tenant. The landlord and the tenant may specify within the terms of the lease who is responsible for which areas of the facility, but both remain legally responsible. Landlords (lessors) are required to disclose on every lease form or rental agreement executed on or after July 1, 2013, whether the property being leased or rented has undergone inspection by a CASp, and, if so, whether the property has or has not been determined to meet all applicable construction-related accessibility standards.
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