Aug 30

Wheelchair Ramps come in a wide range of sizes and styles that offer different functionality. While the main goal of a ramp is to allow wheelchairs, scooters, and even walkers to go up and down stairs, they also help with thresholds and getting in and out of accessible vehicles.

Here we’ll take a brief look at 8 different types of wheelchair ramps to gain a better understanding of which ramp works for which situation.

Lego-Style Threshold Ramp

Lego-Style Threshold Ramp

Lego-style Threshold Ramps are very lightweight, allow water to flow through, and can be used on both the inside and outside of the doorway for easily rolling over the threshold. These are available in .75-inch and 1.5-inch heights and have a 300-lb weight capacity.

Aluminum Threshold Ramp

Aluminum Threshold Ramp

Aluminum Threshold Ramps come in sizes to fit 1-inch to 6-inch high thresholds. These are very lightweight, with a non-slip surface and a 600-lb weight capacity.

Rubber Threshold Ramp

Rubber Threshold Ramp

A Rubber Threshold Ramp is one of our favorite ramps for getting over thresholds for doorways and sliders. They’re a great looking, very durable ramp made from recycled materials. These are heavy ramps but they stay in place and have an almost infinite weight capacity. They come in a variety of heights ranging from 1/2-inch to 2-inches.

Portable Suitcase Ramp

Portable Suitcase Ramp

Portable Suitcase Ramps come in several styles and lengths from 2-feet to 6-feet in length. They fold in half for easier traveling and storage, and they support up to 800 lbs depending on the model. The all-aluminum construction and non-slip surface make them ideal for wheelchairs and many scooters.

Telescoping Track Ramp

Telescoping Track Ramp

Telescoping Track Ramps are made of sturdy aluminum and not-skid finishes. They are lightweight and compact for storage but they can be a little tricky to set up and align with the wheelchair wheels. They telescope in and out making them even more compact and go up to 10-feet in length.

Pathway Ramps

Pathway Ramps

Pathway Ramps offer temporary to permanent secure solutions for wheelchairs and scooters. Sizes vary from 2-feet all the way up to 10-feet and all have non-skid surfaces. These usually work well for areas with only one or two steps and some have optional handrails.

Modular Wheelchair Ramps

Modular Wheelchair Ramps

Aluminum Modular Ramps are ideal for both commercial and residential areas that require longer runs for going up more than a few stairs. Modular Ramps are more permanent than the previous ramps discussed here and they can accommodate almost any configuration option with handrails available for extra safety when needed.

Custom Permanent Ramps

Custom Permanent Ramps

Custom Ramps for permanent installations can be made from redwood or concrete and are very sturdy and hold up well outside. They are usually built to have a very high weight capacity and have handrails at least on one side to aid caregivers. This is a great option for homes and commercial areas that need an attractive, yet permanent solution for wheelchairs, scooters and walkers, especially areas that get a lot of use.

We said this would be about 8 Types of Wheelchair Ramps but we’ve added a Bonus:

Roll A Ramp

Roll A Ramp ®

Roll-A-Ramp® is a portable ramp system for wheelchair and scooter users who want an alternative to expensive chair lifts, permanent ramps, or conversion vans. They come in a variety of styles and support up to 2,000 lbs.

For more information about Wheelchair Ramp solutions, give us a call Toll Free at (866) 902-9800, or visit our website: http://www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/ramps

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