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We Meet the Asphalt and Hardscape Needs of Homeowners Associations (HOAs)
The Asphalt Jungle is one of the premier asphalt and hardscape contractors providing services to Homeowners Associations and HOA Boards throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
For the most part, responsible homeowners associations (HOAs) are smart about maintaining properties to be in compliance with all state and local codes. Everyone is invested in making sure the property maintains and, as all hope, improves in valuations. Homes, houses and condos included, are most Americans’ biggest investment.
It’s not just the buildings: The hardscaping around the building contributes to property values – and prevents expensive problems. Sidewalks that are cracked, or potholes in the parking lot, not only reduce homeowner values but can lead to costly litigation. This happens in the case of personal injuries tied to irregular pavement or penalties for falling out of compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules.
So what exactly do HOAs have to keep track of? It includes the following:
Pay close attention to what is a public accommodation and what isn’t. This determines the difference between having to meet ADA standards, which can involve considerable cost, and just simply accommodating residents. Common areas such as exterior walkways and parking areas that would be used by non-residents – including delivery people and HOA employees – need to be in ADA compliance.
Pay attention to “special use” occasions. Even if, for example, an HOA tennis court is usually reserved for residents, it may require ADA compliance if it’s occasionally rented out or provided for free to people outside of the HOA (e.g., allowing a local school to use it for lessons or league play). Even if the property is used once every two years as a polling place, the facilities such as the parking lot have to meet those requirements.
ADA compliance is not litigation prevention. If there is any broken pavement anywhere on the premises an injury resulting from the irregular walking surface could result in a lawsuit.
Aesthetics make all the difference. Clean, flawless and well-designed walkways and parking areas – and pool surrounds – all add up to attractive properties. These are the places people see first when arriving and last when leaving. That includes prospective buyers of units. It makes no sense to have good exterior facings and landscaping without good hardscaping as well. Asphalt and concrete can be formed and color-coated to achieve various effects, to provide way-finding, and even to mimic more expensive flagstones.
For superior asphalt paving services for Homeowners Associations (HOAs), paired with unequalled customer service, contact The Asphalt Jungle TODAY at 310-457-5229 to schedule a FREE consultation and estimate.