When faced with the need for a wheelchair ramp, four basic material options are available: wood, steel, concrete and aluminum. Each has plusses and minuses. The two most popular options for home-owners are steel and wood.
When most people need a ramp, they often automatically think of a wooden ramp because that's all they have seen. If there's a handyman in the family, people think installing one is an easy, cheap job. For a skilled contractor, building a ramp is not a difficult task, but amateur carpenters often forget the importance of factoring in the proper elevations and slope. A ramp that is too steep is very dangerous because it becomes difficult to push someone in a wheelchair up a steep slope.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets guidelines for safe wheelchair ramps. According to the ADA, a slope should measure 1 foot of length for every inch of rise. For example, if you have 3 stairs at the front entrance that are each 7 inches high, the wheelchair ramp should be at least 21 feet long. Proper railings are another safety feature. Ramps over 6 feet long or 6 inches high must have handrails. A platform at the door provides a level surface and should extend at least 2 feet beyond the door to allow the door to swing open and provide a safe level space for someone in a wheelchair to open or close the door and turn around.
Vendor Information: Amramp modular wheelchair ramps provide safe access in and out of the home and can be installed in just one day.ADA CompliantInstalled within 48 hours of approvalRent by the day or monthRentable for short term disabilities travel or apartmentsMade in Massachusetts from recycled and 100 recyclable steelSpecial Amramp Grip surface prevents slipping and slidingFireproof for safe entry and exit unlike wood or aluminum.Unique open mesh surface allows moisture to pass through minimizing dangerous ice or mold build-up.Commercial ramps available too!Amramp now proudly carries an expanded line of accessibility equipment including portable roll-in showers automatic door openers vertical platform lifts threshold and entry ramps inclined stair lifts portable ramps inclined platform lifts pool lifts overhead patient lifts grab bars wireless alert devices and more. Call or submit the form for more information.
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