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Wheelchair Ramps

There are two major materials wheelchair ramps are made of: wood and aluminum. Ramps are useful for anyone who utilizes aids such as walkers, wheelchairs, powerchairs or for someone who may not have the range of motion in their knees required to stair climb. Wheelchair ramps allow for safe independent living while maintaining access in, out and within the home, business, or other facilities. If you or anyone you know has challenges navigating stairs-a ramp may be the right accessibility solution for you!

Why Choose Accessibility Solutions 360 For Your Wheelchair Ramps?

Accessibility Solutions 360 works hard to find the best solution that fits the customer’s needs. While on our personalized home assessment we will also check to see if any accompanying threshold ramps are needed to avoid wheelchair challenges and other trip hazards. These can be either made of wood and cut to specific specifications, ordered out of rubber or made out of aluminum. We have installed several wheelchair ramps and threshold ramps throughout our company’s lifetime.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Wheelchair Ramps

How much room will a wheelchair ramp need?

In order to meet code requirements, you need to first determine the developed height or the height from the ground to the height of the entrance way or landing you are trying to gain access to. The rule of thumb is that every 1 inch of rise requires 1 foot of run. This means that if you need a ramp to get up to an 8 inch high deck or door, the ramp will be at least 8 feet long. There are other factors to consider such as ensuring there is a landing at the top of the ramp as well as having landings every 30 feet. Our company provides free personalized home assessments in which we make and provide proposed drawings for ramps.

Can ramps be placed over grass?

Yes! Ramps can be placed over grass, concrete, stone and asphalt!

What are threshold ramps?

Threshold ramps are small ramps made out of rubber, wood or aluminum that create a smooth drive path from one side of a doorway or uneven surface to the other.

Wood vs aluminum ramps-what is the difference?

The main different is cost, appearance and weight ratings. Wooden ramps have to be custom built and are generally more expensive. However, wooden ramps are recommended when the developed height or the height that is trying to be reached is over 30 inches high due to the legs on aluminum ramps not being the most stable above this height. Wooden ramps are also generally recommended when the customer utilizes an electric wheelchair or is over 300 pounds.

How long does it take to have a ramp installed?

Aluminum: With regular maintenance, aluminum ramps should last decades.
Wood: How long a wooden ramp depends on the upkeep of the wood. On average, you should expect to have the wood ramp last 20 years

How much room will a wheelchair ramp need?

Aluminum: Most aluminum ramps can be installed within 1-2 days depending on length.
Wooden: Wooden ramp installs depend on the length in which the ramp needs built, a ramp to a 10” developed height (or be 10’ in length) would take approximately 2-4 days.

Can my wheelchair ramp be removed?

Aluminum and wooden ramps can be removed.

Can I pick different colors for my aluminum ramp?

Aluminum ramps all come in a standard silver color.

Can I pick different stain colors for my wood ramp?

Pressure treated wood cannot be stained or sealed for at least 6 months from installation. After this time period-you are free to use any stains or paints you would like.

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