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ADA Pads

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recognizes and protects the civil rights of people with disabilities. To ensure that buildings and facilities are accessible to and usable by people with disabilities, the ADA establishes accessibility requirements. One of those requirements, in addition to tactile signs, is the installation of detectable warning surfaces as indicated by the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). The main purpose for tactile tiles is for their use of detecting the boundaries between the sidewalk and the street, wheelchair ramp entrances to buildings, or to be used in any other areas necessary to warn pedestrian crossing. Compared to other designs, ADA Tactile Tiles are the only distinguishable warnings allowed by ADAAG that are proven to be the most detectable.

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Make Your Property Compliant with the ADA Laws

It is important that the Detectable Warning Surfaces you order comply with the aforementioned ADAAG regulations. At STOP Signs and More, you can be assured our ADA pads comply with all of those regulations and guidelines. The most basic guideline is R304.1 stating detectable warnings shall consist of a surface of truncated domes aligned in a square or radial grid pattern. More specific guidelines refer to the size and spacing of the domes.

The following are those regulations:

R304.1.1 Size
Truncated domes in a detectable warning surface shall have a base diameter of 23 mm (0.9 in) minimum to 36 mm (1.4 in) maximum, a top diameter of 50 percent of the base diameter minimum to 65 percent of the base diameter maximum, and a height of 5 mm (0.2 in).

R304.1.2 Spacing
Truncated domes in a detectable warning surface shall have a center-to-center spacing of 41 mm (1.6 in) minimum and 61 mm (2.4 in) maximum, and a base-to-base spacing of 17 mm (0.65 in) minimum, measured between the most adjacent domes.

Complying with California Title 24 Regulations

California is serious about tactile tiles complying with their own published guidelines. They produced a California Building Code (CBC), specifically Title 24 code of regulations. Chapter 11 of the CBC details the same elements the ADAAG detectable warning surfaces that are important to look for when you purchase tactile mats.

The following are California’s Section 11 details for dome sizing and spacing:

11B-705.1.1.1 Size
Truncated domes in a detectable warning surface shall have a base diameter of 0.9 inch minimum and 0.92 inch maximum, a top diameter of 0.45 inch (11.4 mm) minimum and 0.47 inch (11.9 mm) maximum, and a height of 0.18 inch (4.6 mm) minimum and 0.22 inch(5.6 mm) maximum.

11B-70S.1.1.2 Spacing
Truncated domes in a detectable warning surface shall have a center-to-center spacing of 2.3 inches (58 mm) minimum and 2.4 inches (61 mm) maximum, measured between the most adjacent domes on a square grid.

A Variety of ADA Tactile Mats That Best Suit the Size or Style You Need

If you're a property or business owner, you may well be required to install tactile indicators to bring your property or business into compliance with local, state, and Federal ADA laws. Our ADA Mats comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are engineered to comply with Federal and State mandated detectable warning systems requirements. There are two basic types of ADA pads. Cast-in-place ADA pads can only be installed when concrete is being poured. Retro-fit ADA mats (also called surface mount ADA pads) can be installed on top of finished concrete, using strong adhesive and anchoring bolts. Whether you require Cast-In-Place or Retro-Fit, STOP Signs and More offers a variety of colors outside of our standard yellow color for you to choose from.

STOP Signs and More has been offering Complaint Detectable Tactile Surfaces for many years and our customers have never failed an inspection without our ADA Tactile Pads.

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