Aluminum Wheelchair Ramps in Macomb County, MI

If you are in need of a wheelchair ramp in Macomb County, MI, please contact Barrier Free Plus at (586) 598-2600 for a free estimate.

Wheelchair Ramps – Important Facts that Should be Considered

wcr-1The number of people that require a wheelchair ramp to be installed at their homes continues to rise and will do so over the next few years. This need, accompanied by a significant rate of unemployment also leads to the rapid entry of individuals branding themselves as general contractors who also confidently boast of their ability to build a wheelchair ramp. Use caution. the ramp is an integral part of mobility and independence where failing to consider the users’ specific need, can cause injury, and/or create significantly increased costs.

Determining the specific need for a wheelchair ramp, requires the exploration of various factors such as:
•User weight
•Area climate conditions
•Available space
•Local building code
•Property resale considerations
•Type(s) of mobility devices to be used
•Is resale of the ramp possible when there is no longer a need

After considering the above factors attention can then be turned to the material, design and style. There are many available choices each having their own merits and drawbacks. Some may not be suitable for the given situation. Ramps are generally made of the following:
•Pressure Treated or wood ramp
•Aluminum (portable or modular)
•Fiberglass, Plastic or Composite
•Concrete or Interlocking stone

source: custommobility.ca

Barrier Free Plus, Inc specializes in the installation of custom wheelchair ramps in Macomb County, MI. Please call us at (586) 598-2600 for a free consultation.