Ramps allow individuals ambulating in wheelchairs, canes or walkers, access into a home or building. A ramp can be permanent, semi-permanent or portable.
â€¢ Permanent ramps are designed to be bolted, or cemented in place. Permanent ramps are typically built with steel or wood.
â€¢ Semi-permanent ramps rest on top of the ground or cement pad, and are commonly used for short term purposes. These types are more so built using steel or wood.
â€¢ Portable ramps are usually aluminum, and typically fold for ease of transport.
(Ramps must be carefully designed in order to be useful. Many jurisdictions have established minimum widths and maximum slopes).