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Choosing a Wheelchair Ramp

August 5th, 2016

If you use a wheelchair, you may have come across a threshold that you need to overcome with a ramp. Maybe you have a step leading up to your door or a drop off from one part of the house to another. A quick and easy solution to this problem is using a wheelchair ramp. There are three main types of ramps: portable, modular, and permanent.

Portable ramps are put in place for use and taken up and removed after use. Some of them can also be folded up for easier transport.

Permanent and modular ramps are made to be installed. In some areas of the country, they must follow building codes and height/slope regulations. These can also be built with or without rails. Some larger ramps will also require a landing at the end. The staff here at ACG can come out to your house to give you a free estimate on a permanent or modular ramp to suit your needs. Our techs can build, install or repair your current ramp.

The first step in choosing a ramp is to measure the height of the obstacle you are trying to overcome. You will need 1 foot of ramp for every 1 inch of height for a proper slope of the ramp. For example, if you have a step that is 3 inches high, you will need a 3 foot ramp. Also, what is the average height you will need to overcome, so you can choose the correct length ramp? If you are needing a portable ramp, will it need to fold to fit in the trunk of your car?  Another thing to consider is how wide you need the ramp to be. Most ramps are 31 inches wide on average.

ACG Medical Supply carries a wide variety of ramps. They will be on sale for 10% off for the month of August! Come by and view or selection, call for a free estimate, or visit our website.

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ACG Medical Supply

Welcome to Medical Mobility Solutions, the official blog of ACG Medical Supply in Rowlett, Texas. We hope that you enjoy our stories and feel free to share them with your friends and family!