This article will explain why you should care about building codes for ADA when purchasing a home for someone who may have a disability. It is my belief that anyone who cannot walk should be considered a disabled person in the eyes of society. This is the same way that I believe that everyone who can walk should pay attention to getting a handicap parking permit. If you are going to build a house for someone who cannot walk on his own, you need to make sure that you follow all building codes for ADA in your area.
Now I understand that most people who try to build a house for someone who has a disability want to build a house that is compliant with building codes for ADA. What I am saying is that if you want to build a house that complies with building codes for ADA then you should make sure that you do not install concrete and other gutters outside of the home. Gutters provide protection from rainwater and other water damage that can cause damage to the foundation. Concrete installation is fine as long as the concrete installation does not block any of the main windows in the home.
There are some people who are just so stubborn that they insist on installing everything themselves even when there are already detailed plans that provide clear instructions. For example, if you have a staircase inside your home then you should avoid installing the handrails unless you plan on installing them. Also, if you have lockers in your home then you should install the lockers outside of the home so that you do not lock the key inside of the lockers. The key should always be kept in the lockers. If you do not do this, then you could end up damaging the lockers or worse. Building codes for ADA provide specific detailed information about what can and cannot be installed inside the home so make sure that you follow all the specifications.