Monthly Archives: July 2014

Modular Ramps: Why Aluminum Ramps are Best

aluminum ramps
If you’re considering adding a modular ramp to your home to make it more accessible, you have few important choices to make. One choice that many people face is whether to install a wooden ramp or an aluminum ramp. There are many reasons to choose an aluminum ramp over a wooden one.
Aluminum ramps are durable in all weather, can easily be reconfigured, are quick to install and typically no building permits are required, making your home modification much quicker. Aluminum ramps are also virtually maintenance-free, will not rust or rot, require minimal tools for assembly, can easily be moved or expanded, reused, resold or rented. Our 24 foot Pathway Modular Ramp Access System with handrails can be set up in less than 30 minutes and aluminum leaves no impact on the environment.
Wood ramps, on the other hand, can create a lot of problems. Wood ramps need regular maintenance, can decay and require a contractor or carpenter to be built along with a permit. Wood ramps can only be changed through demolition and reconstruction; they don’t add value to your home and can in fact bring down the value. They take about two days to install and the wood could contain dangerous chemicals or treatments.
EZ-ACCESS’s Pathway Modular Access System is made from aluminum and has other great features as well. This ramp can be configured to fit any entryway and can be moved and reconfigured for other parts of the house or a new house. The ramp also has a slip-resistant surface that keeps traction in any weather. You can also choose to add the features of a modular landing pad, modular gate and handrail loops.
EZ-ACCESS wants you to have the safest and most durable ramp solution for your home. We believe aluminum ramps are best and have the most benefits. The Pathway Modular Access System has been a success with customers and provides everything people with mobility issues need along with customization.

Which commercial ramp or stair system is right for you?

commercial ramp
If your business is considering using ramps for easier loading and unloading, or to make your building accessible, you have several options to choose from. EZ-ACCESS offers two different kinds of commercial ramps and a stair system to meet your business’s needs. EZ-ACCESS wants you to understand the features of each so you can choose which option will be most beneficial for you.
Traverse Loading Ramp
This ramp is light enough to carry, but 4 foot-10 foot ramps can hold up to 1,200 pounds and 12 foot and 14 foot ramps can hold up to 800 pounds. This ramp can help make loading and unloading from your delivery truck, trailer, storage unit or loading dock much easier. The Traverse ramp is slip-resistant and makes moving heavy objects much safer for your employees and can help them be more efficient. It is available is several sizes – 4 feet, 6 feet, 8 feet, 10 feet, 12 feet and 14 feet. There’s no assembly required for this ramp.
The Traverse is a great solution for construction and moving truck businesses.
Titan Commercial Ramp and Stair System
This ramp system will make your business ADA and IBC compliant and can fit any entryway or lot configuration. It’s easy to move and reconfigure for other parts of your building too. The Titan System has slip-resistant tread and is very low-maintenance. With the Titan, you get a three-year warranty too.
Fortress OSHA Stair System
Do you have a mobile building on your campus, a portable classroom, a cargo trailer or temporary job site with a raised entryway that needs stairs? Then the Fortress OSHA Stair System is perfect for you. This isn’t a handicap accessible system, but it provides stair access to raised buildings and comes in a variety of heights to fit any entryway – 3 Tread, height ranges from 23 inches to 34 inches, 4 Tread, height ranges from 27.5 inches to 42.5 inches. The legs have captured fasteners and infinite adjustability. The system has a permanent slip-resistant walking surface. Handrails can fold flat for easy transportation.
It’s important for your employees and customers to be able to easily access your business. The commercial options from EZ-ACCESS make for easy installation and reliable accessibility for any entryway.

Adaptive Sports Opportunities in Washington State

adaptive sports
Are you involved in adaptive sports? Have you ever considered becoming part of a team or program? There are a lot of opportunities to try adaptive sports in Washington State, especially near Seattle. Joining an adaptive sports team or program, or even attending a day camp, can help you meet new people with similar interests, stay active and fit, create and work toward goals, build confidence, and find a sense of belonging within your team or group. EZ-ACCESS knows the power of getting out of the house and staying active when you’re disabled, so consider some of these fun options for adaptive sports to try this summer!
Footloose Sailing Association
This organization helps disabled individuals learn to sail and hosts events in the Seattle area. Upcoming events include the Day Sail at Leschi on July 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Blake Island Overnight Camping Trip from 8 a.m. on July 26 to 4:30 p.m. on July 27. Learn more about their sailing events here.
Outdoors for All Foundation
If you’re looking to spend some time in the great outdoors this month, this is the organization for you! This organization offers summer programs and day camps in Washington for a wide range of activities, like horseback riding, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, rafting, yoga, and water skiing. Check out their July calendar of events here.
Seattle Adaptive Sports
This program has competitive teams for wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, power wheelchair soccer, and track and field. Individuals that join these teams have opportunities to travel with the team and receive college scholarships for their abilities. Joining a sports team is a great way to develop your skills and work toward a team goal. Check out their calendar of July events here. There are even days to drop in and try basketball to see if you enjoy it. Check out EZ-ACCESS’s wheelchair and scooter accessories to make travel to and from practice easier!
If you’ve never tried adaptive sports or programs, now is the perfect time to start. There are programs for all ages and skill levels, so you can still remain competitive and active and have fun with sports this summer!