Category: EZ-ACCESS® Ramp

Making EZ-ACCESS Products Work for You: Maintenance and Facilities

If you’re looking to increase efficiency, bring an enhanced culture of safety, and provide an overall better solution to access for your organization, this is for you. Our accessibility solutions for those who work in maintenance and facilities are designed to help create a safer and simpler process for you to do your job well. Take a look at several of our products designed with you and your work in mind.

TRAVERSE™ Walk Ramp – If you’re moving office furniture or cleaning supplies out of trucks or up a set of entry stairs, the TRAVERSE™ Walk Ramp is just what you need to reduce stress and strain on your body. The ramp is heavy-duty but was designed to be lightweight so that it’s easily transported and can be set up in a matter of seconds. Offered in a wide range of lengths, you can find the appropriate ramp for your needs.

TRAVERSE™ Singlefold – Our TRAVERSE Singlefold Ramp is the perfect companion for transporting heavy equipment. Built with durability and safety in mind, the ramp can withstand daily use, has a slip-resistant surface for traction, and raised curbs to prevent your cargo from slipping off the edges. Don’t worry about finding somewhere to store the TRAVERSE Singlefold, the ramp can be folded up to 15” wide, making it the ideal solution for on-the-move jobs.

TRAVERSE™ Curb Plate – Curbs can be an inconvenience and are oftentimes overlooked. You’ll no longer have to worry about straining your back getting heavy carts or other equipment over a curb when you use our TRAVERSE™ Curb Plate. Much like the TRAVERSE Singlefold Ramp it has raised sides to prevent equipment from slipping off the edges and also features two stops that prevent it from sliding or moving during use.

TITAN™ Code Compliant Modular Access System – Raised access points to warehouses, loading docks, dumpsters, or other difficult to reach areas are exactly what our TITAN System was created for. The system can be configured to best fit your area, meeting all of your site-specific needs. Another great thing about the TITAN is that it’s easy to install and is ADA, IBC, and OSHA complaint.

FORTRESS® OSHA Stair System – If you’re in need of access to dumpsters, recycling containers, or large machinery, you’ll want to employ the use of our FORTRESS OSHA Stair System. The FORTRESS was created to be adjustable to the height you need with features to ensure safety and OSHA compliance. This access solution can solve both permanent and temporary needs.

Next time you’re looking for a reliable, durable, and safe solution for maintenance and facilities, think EZ-ACCESS. We can help you find just what you’re looking for to make your work easier and reduce strain on your body. Contact us today to get started on finding your access solution.

Designing your Home for Accessibility and Safety

The discussion of assisted living and nursing homes can be stressful and sensitive for all parties involved. It can be a difficult and costly decision to make. In 2016, a private room cost more than $92,378 a year, and with the average stay in a facility sitting a little over two years, the cost for a facility can amount to more than $184,000.

Before making the decision to move your loved one into an assisted living facility or nursing home, consider home modification to allow them to stay within the comfort of their home. Actually, almost 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to live in their home as long as possible. If you’re looking to make your or a loved one’s home adequately equipped so they can age in place, let us be your guide for things to consider as you look to make home modifications.

 Safety: The first step in the home modification process is to take a look at the safety of the home and recognize potential safety hazards. Can they move around without any tripping hazards? If there are doorways in the home that may have a lip, ledge, or step, consider using a TRANSITIONS® Modular Entry Ramp.

 Accessibility: Will you or your loved one be able to enter or exit the home? If there are multiple steps leading up to the home, our PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System could be the perfect solution for eliminating those hazardous heights. Don’t forget about the CONCIERGE® Residential Power Door Opener, which automatically opens and closes the front door with a push of a button so that those using a walker, cane, crutch, wheelchair, or power mobility device can easily get in and out of the doorway.

 Adaptability: The process of modifying a home is all about adapting to meet you or a loved one’s needs. Adding accessories to make their life easier is the key. If they’re using a walker or wheelchair add a tote or basket liner. Bathing and using the restroom can present certain challenges too. Our TILT® Toilet Incline Lift can help those who struggle with getting up from the seated position.

Beyond the cost benefits, allowing you or your loved one to age in their own home provides a little more comfort, independence, and safety. To learn how EZ-ACCESS products can help your home modification process, visit our residential page.

If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it

For your business needs, nobody understands the importance of providing secure and convenient accessibility like EZ-ACCESS. That’s why we have the products you need to create the perfect mobility solution, custom-fit, so that your company can evolve. With innovative design, superior service and unbeatable quality, find out how EZ-ACCESS can ensure your organization is light years above the competition!

Dream Away Expectations with Custom Projects

A key obstacle in developing your business is becoming overly reliant on conventional ideals. If you are blinded by tried and true methods, you can become complacent with your expectations. At EZ-ACCESS, we believe that catching a shooting star and growing your company begins with a dream. By throwing out your old ideas about access solutions, you can freely create advanced and effective processes that will allow you to stand out from the crowd. To redefine how you see access solutions, EZ-ACCESS has created unique special projects that top the market in adaptability. From this, we can provide a customized fit to any situation, regardless of your industry, and blast away from the black and white past.

Build a Better Future with Commercial Accessibility Solutions

If your business is reaching for the moon, don’t let accessibility obstacles keep your feet on the ground! Not only can we ensure compliance, but we also have the products to break down the barriers and create limitless opportunity. From installing ramps in order to increase shipment efficiencies to customizing stairs and platforms to take access to new heights, EZ-ACCESS is your partner in exploration and innovation. To see how we have worked in creating advances in business accessibility, view our commercial project gallery and learn more about our solution-based products. From this, your business will have the steps (and ramps) in place to soar past expectations.

At EZ-ACCESS, we are ready to help your business shine for years to come. By dismissing expectations and moving forward with how you view accessibility solutions, there is no limit to progress. With over 30 years of experience and a commitment to revolutionary ideas and products, the team at EZ-ACCESS is ready to help your company take flight. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help redefine the standards and stand atop the competition.

Reach to New Heights with the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System

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At EZ-ACCESS, we understand that mobility solutions should be versatile. That’s why our PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System provides the safest, fastest, and most efficient answer to your accessibility needs. With interchangeable options available, you are not only able to customize to fit your requirements, but you also have the flexibility to continue to upgrade. Find out why the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System has our clients raving!

Unbeatable Options

To get the access solution that fits your needs, the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System can be outfitted with several options including stairs, gates, landing pads and angle platforms. The landing pad is ideal for a safe and solid landing at the bottom of the ramp run. This makes it effective for use in softer surfaces such as grass. Utilizing this option will allow you to eliminate the need to pour concrete. The angle platform allows for multi-dimensional angle changes and uses less space than traditional platforms, giving you the freedom you need.

Infinite Configurations

The PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System allows for infinite modular ramp and platform configurations, creating safe and seamless access for both standard and unique entryways. Choose from three surface options including solid, expanded metal and perforated, as well as three additional handrail options. Each option offers unique advantages, allowing you to pick the best feature for your project.

Hassel-Free Upkeep

Due to the aluminum design, the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System is virtually maintenance free. Constructed from an environmentally friendly material, your system will not rot or rust. It also features a slip-resistant surface that will maintain traction in any weather condition. Since it does not rely on poured concrete, it does not affect the structure or value of your home. With quick and efficient installation, your home will instantly be upgraded with limited labor.

With countless options, the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System is the perfect solution for your mobility needs. To find out more about how it can benefit you, contact our team at EZ-ACCESS today!

How to Maintain Your Modular Ramp this Winter

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Investing in modular ramps are a crucial component to aiding individuals affected by disabilities as well as providing important on-site industrial access. However, harsh weather can wear down vital pieces. This winter, don’t let snow and ice damage your system. With these key steps from EZ-ACCESS, you will be able to ensure longevity and protect your mobility investment.

Step 1: Prevention is Key

Prior to expectant snowfall, anti-icing chemicals can provide additional safety. Often used on roads, these solutions are applied to concrete and metal surfaces before snow or ice accumulation to prevent potential buildup.

Step 2: Keep it Clear

Snow buildup can cause your modular ramps to become slick and dangerous. Ensure the surfaces are clear and free of snow and ice by shoveling or sweeping the snow. Next, apply magnesium chloride, or rock salt, to the ramps and platforms.  This will help melt the snow and prevent slippage. To stay on top of the weather, always sweep your ramps even after a light dusting of snow. Doing so will help prevent dangerous buildup.

Step 3: Take Advantage of Powder Coating

In order to further defend your access equipment from snow and ice damage, EZ-ACCESS offers powder coating options. This spray powder produces a much thicker coating then conventional liquid and ensures that your valuable investment has additional protection. Available in black, brown or tan, the coating is easy to blend in with your home or business’ architectural style and still provide you with the elemental protection you need.

Winter provides ample opportunity for snow and ice damage to your modular ramp system. Utilizing these steps can help combat the weather and ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. For more information on how EZ-ACCESS can help provide mobility assistance for the upcoming months, contact our team today.

 

4 Portable Ramps to Make Accessing Holiday Gatherings Easier

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With the winter months fast approaching, so are the coming annual celebrations with your friends and family. If you have a loved one with mobility restrictions, consider trying one of these four portable wheelchair ramp options this holiday season.

  • In the Suitcase® Singlefold AS Ramp , you will find one of the most user-friendly portable Suitcase ramps on the market. By removing the hinge pins, it can easily separate into two lightweight sections with usable handles. This portable option is also compatible with the Top Lip Extension for additional convenience and comfort.
  • For a light, durable ramp use the Suitcase® Singlefold GF (Graphite Fiber). Made of glass reinforced graphite fiber, this ramp is fitted with a non-protruding hinge so that it can be easily transported. Available in five sizes, and featuring a non-slip surface, this ramp makes the perfect tool to assist guests at your upcoming holiday party.
  • If you need immediate access, the Suitcase® Singlefold Ramp has got you covered. Created from lightweight aluminum, it features an easy-to-carry design. The ramp features a slip-resistant tread perfect for combating winter weather.
  • The largest portable ramp from EZ-ACCESS, the Suitcase® Trifold®  AS Ramp features a unique 3-fold design. With an added slip-resistant surface and self-adjusting bottom plates, this ramp is perfect during large scale family gatherings. It can also serve to help haul heavy holiday decorations too!

At EZ-ACCESS, we know that the holidays deserve to be shared with everyone. To learn more about portable wheelchair ramps for your home, contact our team today.

Choosing an EZ-ACCESS® Ramp over other Aluminum Ramps

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If you or a loved one is considering installing an EZ-ACCESS® aluminum ramp system, make sure you speak with us, the experts at EZ-ACCESS®.  Installing an aluminum ramp system can increase your independence and mobility in and around your home. Some people may choose to take a more inexpensive route by choosing to purchase used aluminum ramps.  Today, EZ-ACCESS® would like to help you highlight some reasons why a used aluminum ramp may not be the best solution for your home.
You can go on websites such as eBay and Craigslist for your area and research aluminum wheelchairs ramps for your home, but BUYER BEWARE, these ramps may not be fit and designed for your home or layout.  Also, you may not know how safe they are to use based on if the ramps were used correctly, how much weight was on them every day, if they were maintained and most importantly, or if all the hardware and parts come with it.
EZ-ACCESS® aluminum ramps are constructed from the highest quality aluminum that doesn’t deteriorate, lose any structural supports or oxidize. These examples are more great reasons to choose an aluminum ramp system from EZ-ACCESS®.
Another concern to be aware of, if you’re still considering purchasing used equipment, is how much flex, or warping, has affected the structure of the aluminum ramp.  If the ramp has been misused, the structure may not be level, may not support you or your wheelchair and may not line up properly with your home.
Let us at EZ-ACCESS® properly evaluate your home to determine what type of aluminum ramp system would work the best for your needs, your home and most of all your wallet.  EZ-ACCESS® is here to help provide you with the best aluminum ramp system that your neighbors will be jealous of and to provide a safe aluminum ramp system that you can use every day.
Please contact us at EZ-ACCESS® today with any questions regarding our portable or threshold ramps or Pathway® Modular Ramp System.

Protecting You & Your EZ-ACCESS® Ramp Against the Snow

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At EZ-ACCESS®, we understand that all of our clients that use our great line on aluminum mobility ramps deal with different climates and weather conditions.  Most of America has cooled down and are prepping for the holiday season.  Every winter, a majority of states deal with snow removal and walking, or rolling on sidewalks and mobility ramps. Today, EZ-ACCESS® would like to provide you with easy steps to keep your EZ-ACCESS® aluminum ramp system clear of snow and ice, so you can carefully enter and exit your home with no problems.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one-third of older adults who suffer a fall will suffer severe injuries, including fracture and head injuries, which can limit their independence and increase the risk of death. At EZ-ACCESS®, we hope you can use our great line of aluminum ramps with no hassle or injuries at all. See how you can best use your EZ-ACCESS® ramp during the colder, winter months:

  • Ice melt can be used to break up thick chunks of ice that may have melted from other areas around your home. The downside is that it can leave a white, chalky residue behind that is hard to wash away and it damages your lawn.  Purchase extra-coarse, non-clumping cat litter at your local hardware store. Cat litter acts as additional traction on slippery surfaces and doesn’t leave the chalky residue behind. When the snow melts in the spring, the pet litter can be swept or washed away. 
  • Using a broom on your EZ-ACCESS® ramp would help reduce scratching or damaging it with a metal or plastic shovel.  A hard bristle broom and a sunny winter day can help the snow on your EZ-ACCESS® ramp slide right off without damaging the floor of your ramp. 

Please let us at EZ-ACCESS® know how we can better serve you during the winter season with any of your questions or concerns. Happy Holidays!