WHEELCHAIR RAMPS FOR PEOPLE WHO STRUGGLE WITH STAIRS
When faced with the need for a wheelchair ramp, four basic material options are available: wood, steel, concrete and aluminum. Each has plusses and minuses. The two most popular options for home-owners are steel and wood.
When most people need a ramp, they often automatically think of a wooden ramp because that’s all they have seen. If there’s a handyman in the family, people think installing one is an easy, cheap job. For a skilled contractor, building a ramp is not a difficult task, but amateur carpenters often forget the importance of factoring in the proper elevations and slope. A ramp that is too steep is very dangerous because it becomes difficult to push someone in a wheelchair up a steep slope.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets guidelines for safe wheelchair ramps. According to the ADA, a slope should measure 1 foot of length for every inch of rise. For example, if you have 3 stairs at the front entrance that are each 7 inches high, the wheelchair ramp should be at least 21 feet long. Proper railings are another safety feature. Ramps over 6 feet long or 6 inches high must have handrails. A platform at the door provides a level surface and should extend at least 2 feet beyond the door to allow the door to swing open and provide a safe level space for someone in a wheelchair to open or close the door and turn around.
Amramp, North America’s Leading Wheelchair Ramp, offers many benefits that no other type of modular ramp provides:
- Quick Delivery – Installed in Days
- RENT or Buy
- FREE Evaluation
UNIQUE OPEN MESH RAMP SURFACE
Only Amramp’s unique open mesh ramp surface allows moisture to pass through, reducing the possibility of dangerous ice film or mold forming on the surface. Wood, concrete and aluminum are solid surfaces that collect moisture.
MOST SLIP-RESISTANT MODULAR RAMP AVAILABLE
The Amramp surface offers a raised gripping pattern to make Amramp the most slip resistant ramp available, PLUS Amramp adds a special Amramp-grip coating to the ramp surface. This coating contains a disbursed particle that feels like sand paper. This all adds up to making Amramp the most slip-resistant ramp available.
Amramp is made of durable steel, the same steel used in fire escapes. Wood and aluminum will burn and melt in the heat of a house fire. Remember, a ramp is a means of egress from the home in an emergency. Ask us for independent test lab data on ramp fire safety.
AVAILABLE FOR RENT OR PURCHASE
Amramp is available for purchase or rental. We offer free evaluations and install in days, not weeks or months.
NO PERMITS REQUIRED
Amramp’s patented bolt together system usually does not require a building permit, excavation or digging up your property – which means we can install your ramp in almost any type of weather. Permanent ramps like wood or concrete are permanent modifications to the home and require a building permit plus concrete footings. The permit process includes tax reevaluation of your home.
MADE IN AMERICA
The Amramp system is made in the USA from recycled and 100% recyclable steel. Even after years of productive use, when our ramps are no longer needed, they can be easily disassembled and returned to our inventory to be re-used by someone else. Remember wood and concrete ramps are expensive to remove and end up in a landfill.