Safety is our number one priority
Because safety is at the forefront of everything that we do, each and every one of our ramps are custom-tailored specifically for each customer and their unique needs. For that reason, no two ramps are exactly alike, and therefore, neither are the costs associated with them.
The actual cost of a ramp rental depends on a variety of different factors. These factors can vary greatly from one ramp to another, and many of which are impossible to establish without visiting the home for ourselves. This is why it’s so difficult to provide an accurate estimate without first gathering a few pieces of information or scheduling a home evaluation.
This is also why our site evaluations are always offered free of charge and without any commitment from you. It’s just our way of ensuring that we’re providing you with the most accurate estimate for a safe, secure handicap ramp system.
Our team will always do our best to provide an estimate as quickly and accurately as possible, but to do so, we will generally need a few pieces of information from you first. The most important piece of information in determining the cost of a ramp is the overall rise of the ramp. This can be determined by measuring from the ground to the top of the door threshold where the user will enter the home. This measurement tells us exactly how long the ramp needs to be to remain in accordance with ADA safety guidelines.
ADA guidelines state that all handicap access ramps must have at least 12-inches of length for every 1-inch of rise to ensure safe travel. For example, if the rise from the ground to the top of the threshold is 21 inches, it’s safe to assume that the ramp will need to be at least 21 feet long.
If the rise is unavailable at this time, we can also provide an estimate based on the number of existing stairs where the ramp will be located. We do this by assuming the stairs are built to code and are roughly 7-10 inches tall, so three existing stairs would be a rise of 21-30 inches, and require a ramp that is at least 21-feet long.
Once we’ve established the length of the ramp, we can then start to determine an appropriate layout for the ramp, but just like the length of the ramp, there are also ADA guidelines that must be taken into account when designing the layout. Aside from just the ADA guidelines, we must also take into account any restrictions on the property, including existing landscaping, sidewalks, and the driveway.
All of this is just a small glimpse at what goes into determining the price of a ramp rental, but it’s our hope that this explanation helps to inform why we can’t always provide an estimate without first asking a few questions. If you have any questions for us, please feel free to contact us by phone, email, Facebook messenger, or our contact form.
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Do you have a question for our team? Feel free to ask us below or check out our frequently asked questions to see if it may have been answered before. If you’re looking for an estimate or to schedule an evaluation, please head on over to our contact page to answer a couple of questions so that we can better assist you.