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Wheelchair Ramps

Whether you or a loved one is wheelchair dependent or you need to bring your property up to the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, a wheel chair ramp is often the most economical way to bridge between areas of different heights. Ramps can be useful for entering buildings with steps and for getting in and out of vehicles.

When buying a wheelchair ramp, consider these features:

  • the length of the ramp necessary to provide a safe incline
  • the carrying capacity of the ramp
  • carrying and storage features if the ramp is not permanent
  • side enclosures (railings or curbs) to keep wheel chairs from rolling off the side and to assist the user

If buying a ramp for compliance with the ADA, make sure that the ramp meets those specifications, which cover aspects such as rise and length.

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