Some people order fomr various companies when in need of Wheel Chair Ramp. Others just try do build their own wheelchair ramp, thus trying to save some money or for variety of reasons. In any case you want your Wheelchair Ramp to be the best it can to suite your needs.
Here are few questions that you can ask yourself before you either build or order a Wheel Chair Ramp from a company.
What weight capacity am I looking for this Wheel Chair Ramp to be? Is this going to be good for doorway thresholds and raise landings? One probably would like the Wheel Chair Ramp to have a 600lbs. weight capacity because Electric Wheel Chairs can be very heavy.
Do you need one that bridges gaps over steps, curbs and raised landings? Perhaps you can ask the company if they have the ramps available in different sizes for your various needs.
Is the new Wheelchair Ramp going to be sturdy and dependable? For the smaller Ramps a good question is are they lightweight and can be transported without much efforts?
Some Wheel Chair Ramps are not for the house use only, but are built to enable access to vans or other kinds of transportation. Therefore, a question that rises here is are these rams convenient to store and set up? Is the length adjustable?
It is important that the Wheel Chair Ramp may provide a solid and safe driving surface for any kinds of wheelchairs: electric or manual. Ramps should have a 5' straight and level surface at the bottom to allow adequate stopping distance.
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