Last Updated on April 10, 2012
For people who use wheelchairs, mobility can sometimes be a problem. Fortunately, there are many different ramps that are commonly used to create access for points for those who cannot use stairs. While there are ramps of all kinds, here are two types of wheelchair ramps that you are likely to run into most often.
1. Threshold Ramps
Threshold ramps may be small, but they make moving between the indoors and outdoors possible for wheelchair users. These ramps are designed to fit against frames for doors, sliding doors, and raised landings, allowing you to roll over any bumps easily. They come in a variety of sizes and are typically made from aluminum.
2. Modular Ramps
The final type of handicap ramp is a modular ramp. Modular ramps are a popular alternative to fixed, wooden ramps because they are virtually maintenance-free and do not require a builder’s permit to install. Wheelchairs users will love that they are semi-permanent and made out of the same aircraft-grade aluminum as the ramps above are. They also come with handrails to accommodate those who use walkers or canes.
At Williams Lift Co., we carry all of these handicap ramps and more and can find a ramp that fits your individual needs. Contact us today to set up an appointment in North and Central Jersey or you can visit our New Jersey showroom on South Avenue in Fanwood.