Wheelchair Ramp Installation
Important Ramp Information:
The ADA lays out the requirements for wheelchair accessibility if you need to accommodate a tenant, friend, or family member that is or has become disabled. The requirements to build a ramp should comply with these specifications:
- Slopes cannot be greater than 1:12. This means that the slope of the ramp can only rise a vertical distance of a foot over 12 inches. This allows manual and power wheelchairs the ability to climb without causing undue fatigue to the person in the wheelchair or to its motor. You can make the slope even more gentle, but it cannot be any steeper than 1:12.
- The rise, or the total height of an individual section of a ramp, can be no more than 30 inches. This is to prevent a disabled person who cannot continue climbing the ramp and cannot engage the brake, from building up enough velocity rolling backward to do them harm before they are stopped by the structure.
- Landings must be at least as wide as the ramp, and at least 60 inches in length. If the construction of the ramp requires a turn, then the landing will need to be 60 inches wide as well.
- -The width of the ramp needs to be at least 36 inches from guard to guard. The regulation does not refer to the overall width of the ramp but the width from railing to railing. For typical deck railings plus an attached handrail low enough for someone in a wheelchair to grab, the overall width of the ramp will be approximately 40 inches.
Why Choose Us As Your Wheel Chair Ramp Installation Company?
Our expert team is here to help every step of the way! Starting with a design, materials, and budget, we’ll try our best to make the process as smooth as possible. We build all types of custom ramps, if you can imagine it, we can build it!
And If you have someone that’s handicapped or disabled we can assist! All of our ramps are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. At Supreme Fencing we take pride in our work and use only quality materials, so you can rest assured that your ramp will be strong, sturdy, and secure.
Wheel Chair Ramp Installation Near Baton Rouge
Choose Supreme Fencing LLC for top-notch custom ramp installation and repair services in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas, all offered at respectable rates!
We would love to work with you on your project, so let us prove to you that we’re one of the best in Louisiana when it comes to deck installations and ramp installations! Call us today at 225-255-1097 for a FREE quote, or one of our team members can meet with you on-site to discuss your needs.
We take pride in offering our clients high-quality ramps that are attractive, useful, and durable. For a free estimate or to chat with our experts about how we can assist with making your dream ramp a reality, call our Prairieville or Baton Rouge office today. We even offer financing options that you’ll surely appreciate!
Wheel Chair Ramp Installation Frequently Asked Questions
Are handrails required for a ramp in Louisiana?
According to Louisiana's Local Public Agency Manual, whenever ramps have a rise greater than 6 inches or the run exceeds 72 inches, handrails must be installed on both sides of the ramp.
How long does it take to build and install a ramp?
Depending on the materials used, the size of the project, and the complexity of the project, the timing will vary. At Supreme Fencing, we design and bild your project from scratch. If you have any questions regarding our typical ramp construction timeline, please do not hesistate to contact us!
What is the steepest a ramp can be?
According to ADA guidelines , the typical slope for a commercial ramp is 1:12 inches, or about 5degrees of incline. For residential ramps, ,we recommend adhering to the same slope of 1:12 inches, ensuring your ramp is still wheelchair accessible.