Frequently Asked Questions on Lifts and Ramps

What are the types of wheelchair ramps available?

Wheelchair ramps can be classified into:

  • Folding Ramps
  • Portable Ramps
  • Threshold Ramps
What size ramp would i need for my staircase?

The size of Ramp required depends on the height or rise of your steps. If you measure from the floor to the top of the steps it will give you the rise. That rise will determine the amount of ramp needed to ensure a safe slope.

Some Wheelchair Ramps come with some additional maintenance. Overtime, wooden ramps need to be maintained due to outside conditions and weather changes

What type of wheelchair ramps work in limited space?

Folding ramps can be a good alternative for limited spaces. But you must consider the structure of the home and the foundation on which the house sits upon before making the choice.

What are the types of wheelchair lifts available?

The two options are vertical and incline lifts. The site location will determine what type of lift is best for you.

How much space does a vertical platform lift require?

This can differ with platform size changes and use of ramps or pits. A standard wheelchair lift will take up 4.5'' x 5''.

What is the weight capacity of a vertical platform lift?

A vertical lift can bear Up to 750 pounds weight.