Portable Handicap Ramps

Portable handicap ramps is an accessibility device meant for handicap people. Being portable it can be easily folded or carried as a single peace from here to there. It is always easy to install or take down a portable handicap ramp. Portable handicap ramps are of many types. Let us discuss these ramps one by one:

Single fold portable Ramps
These ramps are made from light weight Aluminium weighing not more 10 to 22 pounds and width not more than 32 inches. There are predrilled holes at the top of the ramp and two pins are fitted with it so that it can be fitted anywhere.

Multi-fold portable Ramps
These ramps can be folded and carried like a briefcase. Its main feature are auto locking and high traction tape on the surface. These multi-fold ramps are available in 5,6,7 and 8 foot lengths and can be unfolded to 30 inches wide platform that is ideal for wheel chair and scooter. Its weight capacity is 800 pounds.

Threshold portable Ramps
These are made for doorways available in lengths from 8 to 24 inches by 34 inches wide. Punched in the top of each corners with anti-slip and high traction safety tape these are made of Aluminium and are therefore light weight also.

Barriatic portable Ramps
These ramps are 36 inches wide and come in two styles; one in solid panel style and the other in multifold style. Barriatic potable rams have same features like multi-fold portable ramps. It can support  8oo pounds weight.

Rear door van portable Ramps
Rear door van ramps can mount to the floor of vans. These are available in two lenghts; 7 feet by 27 inches and 8 feet by 27 inches, suitable for loading and unloading of the scooter and wheel chair from the back of the vans.

The portable handicap ramps are made of Aluminium because it is light weight and superior to wood. Moreover an Aluminium ramp lasts for long and the costs involved in Aluminium ramps are almost same considering the labour charge involved in the wood ramps. Wood ramps require maintainance also and start wobbling after some time which not the case with Aluminium Ramps.

The Choice is Clear.
Aluminum is far superior to wood when it comes to ramp material. Some of the drawbacks to wood are that wood is heavy, you can get splinters from the handrails, it needs to be maintained (paint, stain,) the ramp will begin to wobble after a period of time unless you re-tighten the screws or reset the nails. (And then it will still wobble) There are many other negative factors to consider including rot and slippery surfaces. Once your wood ramp is built, you’re stuck with it. It can't be moved or adjusted up or down without much effort and it has zero resale value. None of these things are a factor with aluminum wheelchair ramps. An aluminum wheelchair ramp will virtually last forever. The cost of going with aluminum verses wood is about the same considering the cost of labor involved in building your wooden wheelchair ramp, not to mention the maintenance costs incurred over the years. The bottom line is that aluminum is a much more cost effective solution to your wheelchair access needs and also safer.