Wheelchair Ramps can greatly improve the accessibility to your home or building for people who are using walkers, scooters or are confined to a wheelchair. Just a simple two step flight of stairs is an almost impossible feat for somebody in a wheelchair – or their caregiver – and in those situations a properly constructed wheelchair ramp becomes a much needed requirement to continue to provide safe access.
JL Builders has experience building wheelchair ramps and we can work with you to build the wheelchair ramp that suits your needs and budget and looks like it was built with your home or building.
Wheelchair Ramp Services We Provide:
- Wooden wheelchair ramp construction.
- Wheelchair ramp design and consulting.
[box color=”brown-mute” type=”square” icon=”exclamation”]Remember This Formula for Wheelchair Usable Ramps: 1 on 12. That means for every foot of rise up to an entrance, you’ll need a minimum of 12 feet of ramp. A steep ramp can make it impossible and dangerous for someone in a manual wheelchair. If your available space allows then it’s even better to have at least 20 feet of ramp for every foot of rise but somewhere between 12 and 20 feet is ideal.
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Ramps must be at least 42″ wide and they must have handrails on both sides. In most cases, we would prefer to design your ramp to be 48″ wide to allow a sufficient amount of room for larger wheelchairs or scooters. For every 30 inches of ramp rise, there must be a level rest platform at least five feet long. Additionally, wherever the wheelchair ramp changes direction, a five-by-five foot rest platform must be provided. If there is a drop off on one side of a ramp, some kind of protective curb is necessary.
As you can see there are many factors that need to be considered when building and designing the ideal wheelchair ramp for your home, commercial or public building. JL Builders can help guide you through the process right to then end result of a beautiful new and usable wheelchair ramp for you, your loved ones or the people who frequent your establishment.