Modular Ramps: Many Possibilities

Article Highlights:
  • Here's a look at some available modular ramps, which can give you more options in configuring a ramp for just about any situation.
  • The resource list at the bottom will help you get your ramp projects started.
  • For a more in-depth look at ramp solutions, including types, costs and ADA guidelines, read the main article The Right Ramp Can Make Your Life Easier: Getting on the level.
by Richard Senti on April 9, 2012 - 12:00pm

QUEST Vol. 19, No. 2

To contact these or other ramp manufacturers, see Wheelchair Ramp Resources below.

TJ Rampit USA

TJ Rampit USA

This ramp from TJ Rampit has an aluminum framework, but the rounded 2-by-4-inch handrails, 4-inch-spaced pickets and 2-by-10-inch ramp treads are made of treated lumber, giving the construction a more organic appearance. The company also offers all-aluminum ramps.

 

Handi-Ramp

Handi-Ramp

This aluminum configuration from Handi-Ramp features side plates to hide the open framework, giving it a more finished appearance. For customers who don’t care for the bright aluminum look, the company offers powder coating finishes in any color. Handi-Ramp also sells galvanized steel ramps and concrete deck ramps.

 

Prairie View Industries

Prairie View Industries

This all-aluminum ramp from PVI has been configured with a 45-degree turn to avoid valuable landscaping already in place. Its major components — ramps, platform, handrails — come pre-assembled for easy installation with no special tools.

 

EZ-Access

EZ-Access

Constructed over the sidewalk leading from the driveway, this modular ramp from EZ-Access is made of high-grade extruded aluminum. Featuring an 850-pound weight capacity, the ramp can be expanded easily, reconfigured or moved.

 

Access4U

Access4U

By using a switchback configuration, this aluminum ramp by Access4U avoids a long linear approach and gains considerable rise in a small amount of space. The top landing is built directly over the original concrete porch.

 

Amramp

Amramp

Amramps are made of painted steel and feature a patented mesh ramp surface allowing moisture to pass through to prevent puddles from forming. The mesh surface has a raised edge that helps grip the wheels. The black finish subdues the ramp’s appearance, giving it less of an “added-on” look.

 

Wheelchair Ramp Resources

Manufacturers

Access4U
(800) 355-7025

Amramp
(888) 715-7598

EZ-Access
(800) 451-1903

Handi-Ramp
(800) 876-7267

Harmar
(800) 833-0478

Prairie View Industries
(800) 554-7267

Pride Mobility
(800) 800-8586

TJ Rampit USA
(800) 876-9498

Online dealers

Discount Ramps.com
(888) 651-3431

Emed Ramps
(888) 929-3633

Express Ramps
(866) 491-1110

Lowe’s
(800) 445-6937

Ramp Solutions
(800) 630-4713

SpinLife
(800) 850-0335

Wheelchair Select
(888) 219-8955

Ramp-building guidelines

Mobility-Advisor.com
ADA wheelchair ramp specs

U.S Access Board
ADA accessibility guidelines

Ramps.org
(877) 312-6989

The Home Wheelchair Ramp Project

DIY Network
Search for "handicap ramp"

The Dallas Ramp Project

Other Quest ramp articles

Home Mods: Taking It to the Next Level

Portable Solutions

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