Residential Wheelchair Ramps
When you consider a residential wheelchair ramp at your home, you want to consider which entrance is the best and the easiest to ramp. Also, you want to evaluate who will be using the ramp, what mobility device will they use (cane, walker, manual wheelchair, scooter, power wheelchair), and you want to consider the design that provides a safe and flat ramp. You can choose between a custom wood ramp, a concrete ramp, or a modular aluminum ramp.
Modular ramps, or semi-permanent ramps, can be configured to allow easy access to just about any set of stairs. These high-quality ramps are safe, sturdy and durable and come standard with handrails on both sides. Aluminum ramps will not rust and have anti-slip ridges built in for added traction. If the total “rise” that you are trying to ramp is greater than 6″, you may want to consider using a modular ramp system. Modular, aluminum ramp systems can accommodate for tight turns, steep slopes, and even sensitive landscaping.
They can also be reconfigured or adjusted as your needs change. Permanent ramps cannot be modified, have to meet building codes, and sometimes require an inspection from your local building department.
Last, modular aluminum ramps can be installed in a few day unlike permanent ramps of wood and concrete that may take weeks.