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ADA Handicap Bathrooms Macomb County MI

handicap bathroom macomb county miAre you looking for professional installation of a Handicap Bathroom in Macomb County MI? If so, call the Handicap Bathroom experts at Barrier Free Plus, Inc at (586) 598-2600 today!

ADA Guidelines for Handicapped Bathrooms

ADA (The American with Disabilities Act) guidelines regulate the construction and compliance of handicapped accessible bathrooms. We will present here a list of the most common guidelines that must be followed. Remember to consult strictly with ADA for other applicable guidelines.

ADA Guidelines: Grab Bars

Grab bars might not be replaced by towel bars. The grab bar hand rail must be fully anchored with a smooth surface that can be easily grabbed.

The diameter of the pipe used for this kind of purpose must be between 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches. ADA grabbed bars hand rail must be installed between 34 and 38 inches off the ground. Furthermore, keep in mind that there must be a separation between the grab bar and the surface where it is located of at least 1-1/2 inches. That space will provide room for proper grab and allow the hand to firmly grab it. As a matter of security the bars must contain round edges and the handrail must be returned to the connection to posts or walls. This will prevent someone to get hurt by a sharp pointing object.

ADA Guidelines: Clear floor space

A clear space with minimum dimensions of at least 30″ x 48″ must be provided to accommodate a single wheelchair. This space must be designed for a forward or parallel approach to the equipment. Sometimes that clear space will be located under current fixtures, as long as there is enough room and space to allow legs to move freely under those spaces when sitting in a wheelchair.

ADA Guidelines: Rotating Space

A single wheelchair must rotate freely inside a bathroom. For this kind of motion at least 60″ in diameter is required to complete a 180 degree turn. As well as the clear space, sometimes that required space could be computed beneath fixtures.

ADA Guidelines: Lavatories

A handicap lavatory, at least one, must extend at least 17″ from the back wall and have a clearance of at least 29″ from the bottom of the apron to the finished floor. The lavatory, must not be installed at heights greater than 34″. If the lavatory is installed in a counter top, it should be placed no further than 2″ of the front edge for maximum accessibility. source:

If you are looking for an ADA compliant Handicap Bathroom in Macomb County, Michigan please call Barrier Free Plus, Inc at (586) 598-2600 today!


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