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How we measure

Amramp’s representatives are factory-trained accessibility specialists in ramp design and installation. Fast and friendly service is a vital part of how we do business. We provide a free evaluation and consultation to determine what ramp is best for your needs. During this time we will measure your property, show you pictures of homes with similar situations and be available to answer any questions you may have about our products. Our next step is to provide you with a CAD drawing of exactly what your ramp will look like and a definitive price quote for your new ramp.

Click here or call 888-715-7598 today to review your needs with your local ramp expert and get a free, professional estimate and site evaluation.

How to Determine Proper Wheelchair Ramp Length

We take great care in making sure that our ramp is designed correctly before any work has begun. In order to explain how we measure for a ramp in greater detail, we have included the diagram above, which outlines our process in three simple steps. Some other factors that we would take into consideration would be the direction and swing of your door, the size and strength of the individual using the wheelchair and the physical attributes of his/her caregiver.

  • Vertical Rise:

    The total height that you want to overcome. If it includes more than one step, add the height of each step to determine the total vertical rise in inches.

  • Available Distance:

    How much room you have to work with. Start your measurement at the top of the highest step, where the top of the ramp will be placed, then extend straight out as far as you can until you hit an obstacle. This is an important measurement for entryways with turns or other obstructions as it could be a limiting factor on how long your ramp can be.

  • Total Usable Width:

    Measure the width of your entryway, specifically the area where you will need access with a wheelchair, mobility scooter or other mobility device. 30” or 36” is typical to ensure safe passage, however in older buildings it could be less.

  • Ramp Length:

    Threshold ramp lengths are typically measured in inches, as they are shorter, and the length for wheelchair ramps or modular ramps are typically measured in feet.

*Vertical Rise:
Vertical height from the ground to the loading surface, in inches
Ramp Length For Business or Commercial
Recommended Length:
(1:12 slope, results in feet)

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