Wheelchair & Scooter Ramps for your home
Do you need access to your home? Wheelchair & Scooter access can be obtained by ramps in all forms, modular, portable or threshold. You can choose between aluminum, steel that is painted, or fiberglass. If you need something in a hurry give us a call. We may have a portable solution for you for if it is a low access. We sell a variety of ramps that look good and provide easy and safe access to your home. You can purchase a modular ramp system or we can provide ramps to be installed for heights from 12 to 60 inches.
Rent or Purchase
You can rent or purchase portable ramps to accommodate heights up to 8 inches. Threshold ramps can be purchased in aluminum or rubber for rises as great as 6 inches that can be easily placed to provide a transition solution between rooms and door entries. Often people think about the steps leading into the home but not the small elevations between the landing surface and the threshold of an entry door. Ramps offered by Mobility Supercenter can be a cost-effective way to gain access in and out of your home whether your need is temporary or for extended periods of time.
How much ramp do you need?
The calculation below is a good tool to determine how much ramp you may need. Many times the height (rise) needed to get into one’s home is so great a ramp may not be a good choice. The Mobility Supercenter will assist you in determining the RIGHT solution for you and your family.
- Measure the height of the stairs you need to go up vertically.
- A good rule of thumb is 1-inch equals 1 foot of ramp (ADA). 42” equal 42 foot of ramp.
Why choose a portable wheelchair ramp?
Speed…Portable wheelchair ramps are a durable yet inexpensive alternative when a permanent ramp is not feasible or available. Most are designed for quick and easy use with scooters and all wheelchairs. We generally do not recommend Wood Ramps (Pressure Treated) they do not last as long as some of the other alternatives. They do have limitations such as: high maintenance, permitting, and increase length of time to construct. We will be glad to send a Mobility Consultant out to evaluate your needs and can provide multiple options wood, metal or aluminum to help you choose the ramp that is right for you.
Permanent Metal Ramps
Composed of Aluminum or Steel Metal ramps can be installed quickly and removed as needed., and do not need to be a permanent solution. Composed of Aluminum or Steel they have many advantages as well as cost. Modular aluminum ramps have a built in anti-slip surface, do not rust, warp, or get hot, nor require maintenance or painting, and can be moved if needed. Powder coated steel ramps are generally less expensive than aluminum but may require future maintenance. Notable points when considering a modular ramp: Easy installation. Install a 24’ system, including handrails, in less than 2 hours. Sides are finished and flush, with no hazardous nuts or bolts protruding onto the usable ramp area.
Notable points when considering a modular ramp:
- Configure a ramp system for almost any site
- Handrails improves grip and ensures superior appearance
- Ramps and platforms made of lightweight aluminum
- Ramps, handrails, and platforms are pre-assembled
- All components feature captured fasteners
- No anchoring into concrete footings or pads is required
- Architecturally designed for a clean, modern appearance
- Extruded skid resistant surface
- Low maintenance
- Integrated independently adjustable supports
- 36” width
- 750 pound weight capacity
- Optional anchoring where Code required, typically coastal