Wheelchair Ramps

Perfect for Straight or Curved Stairs

Do you have a loved one who is coming home from the hospital who needs access to their home? Do you have a business that needs to be made compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act? Do you own a building with interior stairs or other impediments that cause problems for individuals with limited mobility, disabilities, or physical handicaps? Installing temporary or permanent wheelchair ramps can be an affordable solution for residential and commercial mobility needs. Our dealers can offer consultations and assessments to help you identify potential problems and the right solutions.

Ramp Types

Depending on whether the situation calls for a permanent or temporary solution, Health System Services can offer a variety of options:

Portable Ramps
If you or someone in your home has suffered an injury from which they are expected to regain full mobility—a broken bone, hip or knee replacements are the most common mobility impairments—you don’t need to spend extra money to create a permanent ramp structure for your home. We offer portable ramps for exterior stairs and portable suitcase-style ramps, both single-fold and trifold, for interior use.

Permanent Ramps
In the event a loved one is confined to a wheelchair in the long term, a permanent solution will be needed. Our trained consultants can help you identify the most logical and aesthetically appealing permanent ramp.

Van Ramps
Individuals with disabilities need more than simple access into and out of their homes. Wheelchair van ramps can avoid the costly expense of installing in-vehicle lifts.

Door Threshold Ramps
Door thresholds are a common afterthought for in-home mobility. Eliminate potentially hazardous steps, avert tripping hazards, and ensure full mobility for wheelchair-dependent individuals.

Indoor Wheelchair Ramps
Split-level homes and other residences with short or half-flight stairs can make chair lifts impractical. Indoor ramps may be a better solution.

COMFORT

We know that individuals with disabilities deserve to be comfortable in their home and in public. Well-designed ramps make daily life around the house easier. Attention to detail and the needs of disabled individuals in public buildings are a physical demonstration of your commitment to making their time with you as comfortable as possible.

SAFETY

Though many older buildings are still grandfathered in and permitted to maintain physical impediments for wheelchair bound and mobility-challenged individuals, the public’s safety is still your responsibility. Likewise, in the home, caregivers are used to the assisting disabled family negotiate the challenges of daily life, but you can’t be there all the time. Ensuring your loved one’s home is as safe to navigate as possible can avert dangerous falls.

FEATURES / SPECIFICATIONS

Our trained staff understands how to construct wheelchair ramps that have the proper specifications that make them easy to use, while preserving as much space as possible. Things like ramp length, type, weight capacity and secondary safety features like aluminium handrails are all part of our industry-leading approach.

INSTALLATION

Our expert installation technicians are experienced in every kind of wheelchair ramp installation. Whether it’s your home or business, our technicians offer the most professional installation process in the industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Flat surfaces are required at the top and bottom of every ramp. They should be a minimum of 3 feet wide. If cross-runs are required to reduce the slope, a resting platform of 60 inches by 60 inches is necessary. Accompanying handrails should be installed 30 to 34 inches above the surface of the ramp at the same slope as the ramp itself.

Ramps should have a maximum angle of 1:12. In other words, 12 feet of ramp for every 1 foot of pitch. A gentler pitch of 1:14 or 1:16 is preferable, especially for ramps that are primarily used by manual operated wheelchairs.

Length is determined by slope. If there is not enough room to build a straight ramp in a location, a turn, or cross-run, will be required. Ramps longer than 30 feet require a level intermediate resting platform.

There are numerous websites and tutorials that can help guide you through the process. It’s important to remember the people using these ramps are already at an increased risk of slips and falls. If you’re not confident in your ability to safely construct a wheelchair ramp, consult a professional.

Do you think a wheelchair ramp might be the right solution for your home? Schedule your free consultation today!

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