Handicap Ramp Systems:
There are typically two strategies used for ramp
design: a landscaped ramp approach and a structural ramp approach.
Ramps are particularly useful for overcoming changes in level
up to about 30 inches from the ground level to the level of an
entrance. Greater changes in level requires a great deal of space
which may or may not be practical.
If you are faced with a big change in level, installing
a platform lift or residential elevator may be a better strategy
than constructing a ramp. The physical and monetary costs associated
with both options should be fully explored when deciding which
option will accommodate the greatest number of users. Call
Accessible Home Consultants of Cleveland, Ohio for professional
assistance with your wheelchair accessible ramp needs at (440)
Aluminum Ramp Systems:
a ramp system for almost any site. Designed to address the accessibility
needs of the residential and light commercial market, EZ-ACCESS
Modular Ramps are an excellent choice when accessibility needs
extend beyond the scope of portable ramps. Complies with ADA guidelines.
Ramp is an asset that can easily be expanded, reconfigured, or
moved as needs change. Particular attention to appearance and
durability are key to our design. This low maintenance ramp is
manufactured using high-grade extruded aluminum that will not
rust, rot, or decay. Features an 850-pound weight capacity and
3-year limited warranty.
SUITCASE® Advantage Series ramp, with its single fold design,
offers a simple solution for wheelchairs and scooters to access
vehicles or overcome steps with ease. This ultra-strong portable
wheelchair ramp provides the safety and strength required while
remaining light and portable. The ramp can be used as one unit
or separated, making it even more convenient to use, carry, and
store. By simply removing two hinge pins, the SUITCASE Advantage
Series ramp quickly separates into two lightweight sections, each
with their own carrying handle. Ramp features a self-adjusting
bottom transition plate for easy conversion from ramp to ground,
and an applied, high-quality skid-resistant surface with yellow
safety strips. Unfolds to a 29" wide platform. Manufactured of
welded aircraft-grade aluminum. Features an 800 pound weight capacity
and 3-year limited warranty. Extend the usefulness of your SUITCASE®
Advantage Series ramp with the optional Top Lip Extension. Made
in the USA.
Threshold Ramps: *Available
in 1, 1½, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 inch heights
is a lightweight yet portable wheelchair ramp designed for doorways,
sliding glass doors, and raised landings. Threshold ramps may
be used either one by itself or two combined to make entry and/or
exit convenient and safe. Simply measure the height of the door
entry and choose the correct size. Manufactured using high-strength
aluminum (will not rust or corrode) and features an extruded non-skid
driving surface. Easy installation. Supports up to 600 pounds
and features a 3-year limited warranty. Made in the USA.
Structural Wood Ramp Design:
structural ramp design involves building a ramp system with wood-framing
construction. This results in a more noticeable structure, although
its visual impact can be minimized through creative design; landscaping
Common ramp systems are; straight, switch-back,
U-shaped, and L-shaped. Angled ramps may also be used, but remember
that the start and finish of the ramp must incorporate a straight
approach. Curved ramps are not recommended as they make steering
a wheelchair, walker or scooter very difficult. In some cases,
depending on the length of the ramp, landings may be required
as resting points.
design incorporates landscaping, gently sloping walkways and grading
to overcome changes in level. A safe path with a gentle slope
can be built without railings, unless there are abrupt drop-offs
on either side, or users need them.
The landscape approach is generally limited to
smaller changes in level with one key advantage is that of safety
and security since this design blends in with the home's architecture.
Interior Ramp Design:
same design principles for the structural exterior ramp must be
considered for interior ramps. The design will work for larger
rooms where the change in level is small. The design can be made
to match the interior decor.