Problem Solver - August 2010
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Adding Restrooms to Your Site


hen you're planning your site, restrooms might not be the first thing you think about. But your patrons will definitely notice if you give them short shrift. That's why it's important to consider the best way to get it done quickly, easily and in time for your park's grand opening.

But that doesn't mean you have to start from scratch. You can find a reliable supplier of premanufactured concrete restroom structures to help you outfit your park with an aesthetically pleasing restroom solution that perfectly suits your needs.

Q: We'd like to add restrooms to the site we're planning, but we don't want to spend too much time on construction. Is there an easy way to add restrooms that won't leave us with yellow construction tape at our site for a month?

A: You should look into premanufactured vault restroom structures. Manufacturers will be able to deliver a structure to your site ready for installation, and minimal work is required on your end. You won't have to wait while someone designs your facility. Instead, you'll just need to do a small amount of site preparation, including excavating for a vault.

A reliable manufacturer should promise delivery on time and installation the same day. Factory-trained installers will ease the process and ensure your restroom structure is properly set up.

What's more, if you choose a structure made of high-strength precast concrete, you will have the added security of knowing the restroom structure will stand up under severe weather and snow loads.

Q: We'd like to go with an easy solution, but we also want to be sure the restroom fits in with the look of our park and the surrounding community. Can we find a restroom structure that can be customized?

A: While you might expect all premanufactured concrete restroom structures to look utilitarian and pretty much the same, there are manufacturers that offer a variety of designs, and you can even find an array of textures and colors that can help you match the surrounding area. For example, you can find a building with a steeper roof pitch, or one with a cast-in rock texture.

You can take this customization one step further with features like shower facilities and space for concessions if your site needs a bit more than a simple restroom.

Whatever you do, look out for a structure that will meet your needs. You'll want to take into consideration the requirements of your environment—whether it is affected by hurricanes, earthquakes or heavy snow loads, for example. In addition, you should be careful to select a structure that meets ADA requirements.

Q: We'd like something as simple as a vault restroom, but we'd like our structure to include plumbing and electrical. Is that possible?

A: If a vault restroom is a bit too rustic for your visitors, and you have a site with electric and plumbing hookups, you can just as easily install a premanufactured restroom structure with running water and working lights. You can find economical flush facilities that feature a small footprint but are still able to suit your site's needs.

Like vault restrooms, these facilities can be delivered ready for installation and use. You don't need to pour a foundation. All you need is utility stubs on a gravel pad. Once the restroom structure is installed and hooked up, usually in less than a day, the restroom will be ready for use.


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