Property Maintenance

ADA COMPLIANCE

The Americans with Disabilities Act was one of the most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation in the history of the United States. The ADA extended to handicapped individuals the right to have equal access to jobs, transportation, education, and all spaces that serve the general public. In 1990, the passage of the ADA left property owners scrambling to make their parking lots and buildings compliant. However, many people are not aware of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and other people do not realize that some local jurisdictions have enacted laws that exceed the requirements stated in the federal laws.

DRAINAGE REPAIR

When most people think about drainage, their first thoughts are usually about runoff from a rainfall. Although South Florida typically gets its fair share of rain, drainage issues can be much more complex.

PAVER BRICKS

For almost as long as humans have been making bricks, they have been using them in various paving projects. However, modern paving bricks bear only a superficial similarity to those used in ancient times.

SPEED BUMPS

Over the years, a variety of methods have been developed to force drivers to slow down. Some measures proved to be ineffective, too costly, or simply too bizarre. Other measures resulted in unintentional injuries to drivers and their passengers, or they caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, resulting in property damage, pedestrian injuries, and collisions. One traffic-calming device that has stood the test of time is the humble speed bump.

BOLLARD INSTALLATION

For centuries, bollards were only placed on docks and wharves to serve as mooring posts. During the 18th century, these vertical posts began to see use as protective devices in urban settings, especially in areas that featured narrow streets supporting large numbers of freight wagons and carriages. During the 1900s, bollards underwent significant transformations to become the ubiquitous posts that virtually everyone can identify. However, in recent decades, bollards have continued to evolve, new styles have appeared, and new uses have been found for them.