Installing an Outdoor Wheelchair Ramp

Whether you are looking for a permanent ramp or a portable one,get in touch with EZ Access. The cost depends on the material you choose, your location and the size of the ramp.

The best way to find out what you are getting for your buck is to get some quotes from reputable companies. You can search the web for companies that are local or those that have an office near you. If you have a family member or friend who can assist with the installation, that is a great way to go. You may also be able to get references from these companies. If the company is reputable, they should be happy to share their experience with you.

The ADA recommends the following: a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide, has a minimum slope ratio of 1:3, and has handrails on both sides of the ramp. The best ramps for the average home are made of composite material, which is durable and resistant to moisture, insects and fading. These ramps cost about $150 to $200 per linear foot. Steel ramps are often similar in price, but they are more prone to rusting in rainy weather.

The ADA has a long list of recommendations for wheelchair ramps. One of the most important is the best way to measure a ramp’s slope. Slope refers to the steepness of a ramp. To calculate the slope, you should subtract the ramp’s length from the ramp’s height. The ADA recommends using the most significant number in the calculation.

The best way to do this is to measure the total rise between the ground and the ramp’s height. If you have a large front yard, you can make do with a straight ramp. A small front yard or an area where the ground is sloped slightly may require a more sophisticated slope calculation.

The ADA also recommends the following: a ramp that has a minimum of 12 feet per foot of elevation, has non-skid surfaces, and has a maximum slope ratio of 1:12. The ADA recommends using a wheelchair-friendly landing at the bottom of the ramp. Having a platform over the steps in front of the door can also be considered a must.

The best wheelchair ramps are designed to be resistant to moisture and insects. They also have a full slip resistant cap. These features make the wheelchair roll smoothly and allow the user to move with confidence. These features can be incorporated into your design plans if you have an architect or engineer on staff.

A good ramp will also have a good idea of the weather in your region. If you live in a cold climate, you may want to choose a different style ramp. You may also consider a portable ramp or one that is built to be rolled. These are small and portable, but they can support an average weight of 800 pounds.