Rick Baker of PAV KOTE gave a very interesting classification presentation this week. We learned about porous asphalt pavements which is an environmentally friendly tool for stormwater management. A typical porous pavement has an open-graded surface over an underlying stone recharged bed. The water drains through the porous asphalt and into the stone bed, then, slowly infiltrates into the soil. Many contaminants are removed as the stormwater passes through the porous asphalt, stone recharge bed, and soils through filtration and microbial action. The procedure has been mandated in California for five years.
Rick also explained that 60% of his business is parking lot paving, striping and signage. Since July 1, 2008 most California businesses which provide parking to customers or visitors need to make changes to their disabled parking areas. Thousands of lawsuits have now been filed against businesses which should have made these changes, or made them improperly. 2008 requirements include: Disabled Parking Enforcement Signage, Minimum Fine $250 Signage, Contrasting Striping, must provide a larger “van accessible” disabled parking space.
California Parking basics include: size of wheelchair accessible parking space, slope of the area, compliant path to building entrance, signage, striping etc. Rick Baker really knows his business. Refer a property owner, homeowner association or property management firm to PAV KOTE.