Our modular wheelchair ramps are available for permanent or short term use to provide access to homes or commercial buildings. While more expensive than wooden wheelchair ramps, modular ramp systems have benefits for many people that a wooden ramp can’t compete with.
The first benefit of modular wheelchair ramps is that if the user moves the modular ramps can be disassembled and reassembled in new location. The second of modular wheelchair ramps is, if the day comes that the ramp is no longer needed, the modular system can be sold, given away or donated. Wooden ramps which are built on site are basically scrap lumber once it’s need is no longer there.
Wooden ramps require a building permit and large concrete footings in the ground. Modular ramps are considered temporary by most towns, so no building permit is required. The support legs rest directly on the ground and respond by automatically adapting to seasonal changes in the ground, riding and moving with the ground, so concrete footings are not necessary. Because of the aluminum design, the ramp will never require painting and will never rot like a wooden ramp.
Modular wheelchair ramps may include platforms, landings, leveling systems, self contained supports, wheels, flanges, and handrails as required. The modular ramp sections are normally around 4′ in length and are connected together using bolts or clamps. Many manufacturers of modular ramps offer custom dimensions and will ship all of the parts required with installation instructions.
Most modular wheelchair ramps are made of aluminum and are designed to be relatively maintenance free and long lasting. If the modular wheelchair ramp is going to be moved to a new location, additional sections and parts can be ordered if needed to fit the new location.
Upon ordering your ramp, we can have it installed at your home or business in as little as three business days. Or, you can also choose to install the ramp yourself with a few tools and a couple of hours.