04:24PM | 02/22/14
Member Since: 02/22/14
1 lifetime posts
Bob, we have an adult special needs daughter and I am needing some plans so that I can build a entrance ramp for her. Ref:48" to 60" wide,3" rise, and about 6ft long with handrails set inside the ramp. If you could help with this it would be greatly appreciated by our family. I have searched but have not found anything on the internet. My daughter uses an electric wheelchair.
Thank you for your help-

David, Moderator

10:06PM | 02/23/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
173 lifetime posts
I tried to find the plans onsite but kept getting directed somewhere else.
I did a search for wheelchair plans and came up several different plans. Hope this helps

Duane, Moderator

10:26PM | 02/24/14
Member Since: 11/14/13
70 lifetime posts
ADA Requires a 1:12 slope ratio which works out to be one foot of wheelchair ramp for each inch of rise. For instance, a 20 inch rise requires a 20 foot wheelchair ramp.
ADA Requires a Minimum 5’ x 5’ Flat area at the top and bottom of the ramp.
ADA Requires a Minimum 36 inches of clear space across the wheelchair ramp.
ADA Requires a Minimum Platform size is 5’ x 5’
ADA Requires a Maximum of 30 feet in a single run of wheelchair ramp prior to a rest or turn platform.
ADA Requires handrails on both sides of the wheelchair ramp

I have not found plans for you as of now, However here are some of the basic design criteria you want to consider.

Duane expert moderator


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Oversize windows let the outside in, even in a cozy cottage bathroom like this one. A roller screen and wraparound shower ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon