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A simple wheelchair ramp makes it easier and safer for wheelchair users and others with limited mobility to get in and out of the house or a building. Whether you need to get your mobility aid inside a van, visit a friend's home, or assist your loved one going up and down the stairs, wheelchair ramps help expand a person's freedom to move around and transport place to place.
Vehicle ramps come in various styles and sizes. There are also ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines to follow when constructing or using handicap ramps. Before choosing a ramp, determine the incline that your power chair, power scooter, or wheelchair is designed to climb. Then take these factors into consideration:
Threshold ramps are short ramps that provide a slight rise, allowing wheelchairs to go through a doorway, sliding door, or over a raised landing. Combining two threshold ramps can make entry and exit easier and safer.
Automative ramps and portable ramps are used to enter and exit a vehicle, or get over a curb or some steps. These are easy to use and can usually be folded up for easy transport.
Exterior access ramps are permanent fixtures that are ideal for long-term wheelchair use. They’re typically made of concrete or wood, and are the handicap ramps you see outside libraries, government buildings, and other buildings.
This refers to the ramp’s vertical measurement, which is the distance from the top step or landing to the ground. To determine the rise needed for stairs, measure the height of each stair and add them together.
For commercial wheelchair ramps, the ADA requires a slope of 1:12 (one inch of rise for every 12 inches in ramp length). For residential ramps, manufacturers suggest a minimum rise/slope with a ratio of 2:12. So if the vertical rise is 12”, you would need a ramp that is at least 6 feet long.
The length of the ramp correlates with the rise. Read above to determine the minimum acceptable length of your ramp.
The width of the ramp depends on the width of your mobility aid. There should be enough room to safely cross the ramp with extra margin on both sides. If using a vehicle ramp, make sure that the width of the ramp does not exceed the width of the door opening of the vehicle.
Wheelchair ramps and scooter ramps are made of durable materials like galvanized steel, rust-resistant aluminum, or lightweight fiberglass.
Portable threshold ramps made of rubber can be cut to fit almost any doorway. Permanent wheelchair ramps are typically made of wood, concrete, or metal. Wood can be aesthetically pleasing, but need to be treated for weather resistance.
Permanent ramps can be tricky to construct and install – that’s why most people hire a professional contractor to build them. Threshold ramps can easily be installed with bolts and rivets, and portable ramps require little to no installation.
A foldable wheelchair ramp makes for easy transport and storage. Folding wheelchair ramps are ideal for traveling to a friend’s home or another location that may not have wheelchair accessibility. This Harmar ramp features a three-fold design and carry handles for extra convenience.
Wheelchair ramps can weigh as little as 12 lbs. or as much as 60 lbs. Keep in mind that you may need help lifting the ramp when transporting from place to place.
Most vehicle ramps can support weights between 300 and 600 pounds. Heavy duty ramps can withstand up to 800 pounds. Be sure that the weight of the vehicle, vehicle user, caregiver, and any carried accessories does not exceed the ramp’s maximum weight capacity.
From threshold ramps to portable ramps, we carry a large supply of vehicle ramps to meet all needs. If you still need help choosing a wheelchair ramp, please call us at 1-800-998-7750 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.