ADA GUIDELINES AND IBC CODES

The US Congress created guidelines for accessibility of public facilities through the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp guidelines apply only to access for new facilities or major renovations built after 1991 that are used by the general public, which includes government offices, polling places, office buildings, apartment buildings, restaurants, and retail stores.

Our ADA compliant ramp systems meet the following guidelines:

  • A ramp should not exceed a 1:12 ratio. Every inch of rise needs 12 inches of ramp
  • A ramp addressing more than 6 inches should have handrails
  • A ramp exceeding 30 feet must have an intermediate platform
  • A ramp must have side flanges of 2 inches or more to prevent accidental slipping from the edge
  • Ramps and platforms must have nonskid surfaces and be designed to prevent water accumulation

For more information on ADA guidelines, visit ADA.gov.

Amramp installs ramps throughout the U.S. and Canada that comply with ADA guidelines and International Building Code (IBC) requirements. We will work with you to provide reasonable accommodation for your modular ramp system in compliance with these guidelines.