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What is a Modular Wheelchair Ramp?

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Understanding the Versatility and Benefits of Modular Wheelchair Ramps

When discussing accessibility solutions, the term “modular wheelchair ramp” often surfaces. But what exactly does this mean? A modular ramp, synonymous with a “prefabricated ramp,” is constructed in segments away from the site and assembled and installed at the required location. This innovative approach to accessibility is practical and aligns perfectly with the needs of diverse environments.

Typically, modular wheelchair ramps are made from aluminum because it is lightweight and can be easily transported and installed. Modular ramps can also be made from painted or galvanized steel, precast concrete, or a combination of metal and treated lumber. You may even design ramps using construction software to visualize how they look in your facility. Modular ramps not made from aluminum are heavy, difficult to install, and have less longevity.

Why Choose Aluminum for Modular Ramps?

Ramps are constructed of heavy-gauge aluminum, lightweight yet durable, and won’t rust. This makes transportation and installation a breeze, ensuring a hassle-free setup. While other materials like painted or galvanized steel, precast concrete, or a blend of metal and treated lumber are options — they are not a match to aluminum’s ease and longevity. Advanced construction software can even be employed to tailor the design of these ramps, ensuring they seamlessly integrate into your facility.

Your Expert in ADA Compliant Modular Wheelchair Ramps

At Upside Innovations, we specialize in crafting modular wheelchair ramps that are not only functional but also adhere strictly to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines. Our ramps are composed of several key components:

  1. Ramp Bases: These form the walking surface and foundational structure, designed for stability and safety.
  2. Ramp Guardrails: Attached to the ramp bases, our guardrails and handrails are angled to align perfectly with a 1:12 slope ramp, maintaining verticality and a maximum 4” gap for safety.
  3. Platforms: Serving as resting or turning points, these flat decks are versatile, allowing for larger walking surfaces and seamless connections to ramps and steps.
  4. Platform Guardrails: These are essential for edge protection, ensuring compliance and safety.
  5. Step Risers and Guardrails: These components facilitate a smooth transition to the ground, maintaining consistent rise and equipped with connected guardrails and handrails.
  6. Supporting Elements: Legs, connectors, and keys form the backbone of our ramps and platforms, ensuring a secure and cohesive structure.

Modular Wheelchair Ramps Advantages

Our controlled manufacturing environment guarantees that every product meets the detailed ADAAG (ADA Accessibility Guidelines) standards. We rigorously test our ramps for load requirements, confidently supporting a 300-pound concentrated load and 100 pounds per square foot.

What sets the Upside modular wheelchair ramp system apart is its adaptability. Should your needs change, our ramps can be relocated, reconfigured, and reused at a new site, all while maintaining ADA compliance. This flexibility is a testament to our commitment to providing long-term, sustainable accessibility solutions.

Choose Upside Innovations for Your Accessibility Needs

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At Upside Innovations, we don’t just sell products; we offer comprehensive solutions tailored to your unique requirements. Our expertise in ADA-compliant products positions us as a leader in the field, ready to assist you in making your facility accessible and inclusive.

What is a Modular Wheelchair Ramp?

A modular wheelchair ramp is a customizable, pre-fabricated ramp system designed for easy assembly to provide accessibility for wheelchair users and those with mobility challenges.

Why Choose Aluminum for Modular Ramps?

Aluminum is favored for modular ramps due to its durability, lightweight nature, low maintenance, safety, eco-friendliness, and aesthetic appeal, making it an ideal material for both temporary and permanent accessibility solutions.