Ramp Slope Calculator
When you or someone you know uses a walker, scooter, or wheelchair, a ramp makes moving in and out of your home much easier. At National Ramp, we strive to help you achieve Freedom Now by providing the best and safest residential ramps on the market. We offer various wheelchair ramp styles to help you or a loved one gain independence and flexibility. All of our styles meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standard Ramps styles such as:
Whether you’re looking for a mobility solution for yourself or a loved one, National Ramp has you covered. Our ramp consultants and expert installers can calculate the ideal safe ramp slope for your needs. This ensures your ramp is the proper slope and length to meet ADA safety requirements. We use a handicap ramp slope formula to help us provide personalized ramps that accommodate your lifestyle and preferences. Using the formula helps us ensure your wheelchair ramp slope is at the proper height, slope, and length.
What Does A Slope Calculator Do?
A handicap ramp works most efficiently when the incline is set correctly and complies with the ADA construction regulations for ramps. At National Ramp, we use a slope calculator formula to safely determine the measurements needed to construct a ramp outside your home. A slope calculator formula will determine the ramp length you need based on the rise and incline requirements.
According to the ADA, the maximum slope of a newly constructed ramp is 1:12 pitch, with every inch of a vertical rise requiring at least 1 foot of ramp length. This equates to a slope of about 4.8 degrees of incline.
All ramps need careful design considerations to ensure they work appropriately for a walker, scooter, and wheelchair users. The ramp must be accessible, with the incline at a height so all users can easily travel up and down whether they need assistance or not. The width of the ramp is another critical consideration in ensuring it works for anyone who might need it. Adequate width ensures wheelchairs have enough room to move in and out of homes easily.
When you talk with one of our ramp consultants, they can use your step height, length of ramp, and slope calculator to help find the optimal slope for a wheelchair ramp that suits your home and mobility needs and is safe for all users.
Live The Life You Want With National Ramp
At National Ramp, we have ramps for every need and every home. Our maintenance-free ramps use a modular design that we can install in just a few hours. With numerous designs to choose from, you can enjoy quality construction that’s safe and durable in any kind of weather. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee to ensure you receive the best ramp for your property.