Category: Outdoors and Recreation

Out of the Box Ways to Use Your EZ-ACCESS Accessibility Solutions

Our access solutions may seem like their use is pretty straightforward, however, with a little creativity our products can be used for many things you may have never thought about! Here are some “out of the box access ideas” to consider with EZ-ACCESS products:

  • Raised Floor – If you’re in an industry with data centers or manufacturing plants, where you’d need a raised surface to protect cords and pipes or prevent tripping hazards, our TITAN™ platforms and steps are the solutions you’ve been looking for. This product can be configured to meet to site-specific criteria, has been reinforced for added strength, and features an extruded slip-resistant surface to ensure safety.
  • Access to Activities – The FORTRESS® OSHA Stair System makes for the perfect elevated solution to access activities that require some added height, like mounting a horse, accessing carnival rides, or even getting up on stage. With height options ranging from 23” to 42.5”, this stair system can easily be configured to meet your needs.
  • Create a Deck – Use the TITAN™ system to create the perfect temporary deck or porch for your RV or travel trailer. Add some patio furniture and your grill – and maybe even a few plants – to create a charming and peaceful setting at your home away from home.
  • Platform to Your Work – The TITAN could probably be called the jack of all trades. In addition to the examples mentioned above, this system can also be configured to create a work platform to machinery. Never worry about finding a ladder or accessing machinery in an unsafe manner; the TITAN can be your safe solution.
  • Access to Your Show Floor – While our TRANSITIONS® entry ramps are usually thought of as a way to overcome doorway thresholds, we’ve seen them used creatively to provide access to an indoor/outdoor display that has a slightly raised floor.

If you’ve used your EZ-ACCESS products in a unique way, let us know. We love seeing what our products can do for you.

Making EZ-ACCESS Products Work for You: Curb and Threshold

It’s time to put EZ-ACCESS to work for you! The curb and threshold category within our industrial product offerings contains solutions that will no longer let curbs or thresholds hold you back! Whether you’re a business owner or in the business of moving large pieces of equipment or furniture, we have multiple solutions to help you overcome those pesky curbs and thresholds.

TRAVERSE™ Curb PlateCurbs can be such a hassle and are sometimes forgotten when planning a delivery or needing to transport items from your vehicle to the necessary location. This American-made product is ideal when using a hand truck to move parcels, equipment, furniture, appliances, and more. It can be carried and placed wherever it’s needed. Don’t worry about it slipping or moving while in use, the built-in curb stops will keep it in place.

TRANSITIONS® Angled Entry Mat – This is the perfect way to provide a smooth and safe transition from ground to raised landing. Made with 100 percent recycled rubber, the surface provides excellent traction and can handle up to 850lbs. Offered in two sizes and various colors, this portable mat could be the perfect solution for your exact needs.

TRANSITIONS® Modular Entry MatSimilar to the Angled Entry Mat, the Modular Entry Mat is designed to eliminate a curb, threshold, or raised landing. It can be trimmed and notched easily in order to fit wherever it’s needed. It can also be transported to various locations, making it ideal for movers or businesses that load merchandise and equipment in and out often.

No matter the situation, we have the solution for you. Stop stressing to find the answers for access and let us guide you in finding the perfect solution. If you have any questions please contact us here.

 

Four Ways to Make Lawn Care Easier

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the grass is growing! It’s time to tackle some yard work. Don’t let mowing your yard or mulching your garden beds be an issue anymore! With a few tips, you can save time, the strain on your body, and stress! Let’s find out how.

  1. If you purchase a new mower or need to take yours to the shop for maintenance, don’t let loading and unloading it be a hassle. Our TRAVERSE™ Singlefold Edgeless Ramp may be just what you need. If your mower has a wider deck, this is just what you’re looking for especially with its curbless design! It’s light enough to move by yourself but sturdy enough to handle your mower and will help you get the job done.
  2. One way to save time is to keep all of your necessary gardening tools near you. Using a garden caddy or gardening apron can keep all of your gardening gear handy. Some garden caddies can even double as a seat while you tend to your flowers and garden beds.
  3. If you’ve purchased mulch, rocks, or dirt, and you’re looking to move the materials out of your truck, trailer, or down your porch or patio stairs, enlist the help of a TRAVERSE™ Walk Ramp. Move your wheelbarrow of materials quickly without any trouble! You won’t have to worry about slipping or having trouble transporting this easy-to-move ramp. Not only will your garden beds look great, you’ll save time and effort for more gardening projects!
  4. Forget hauling the hose around – water your plants with a soaker hose. Not only will this save you time but it’ll save on your watering costs. Cover it with a layer of mulch to prevent evaporation in the hot summer weather. Even better? Set an automatic timer so you don’t have to think about it.

We hope these gardening tips save you time, effort, and resources this summer while you’re out in the lawn and garden! Happy gardening!

Tips to Celebrate Family Fun Month!

August is Family Fun Month and boy oh boy do we have some fun ideas for you! The crew at EZ-ACCESS has compiled their favorite entertaining activities to do with their loved ones for this fantastic month. Check it out!

Splish Splash

Have fun and stay cool with your family by playing in the water all day! Enjoy the pool, sprinkler, slip ‘n slide, and water balloons all in your backyard. Find an old tarp and throw a hose and dish soap on it to create your own slip ‘n slide if you don’t have one!

S’more Fun

Have a camp out at night with the kids and enjoy some yummy s’mores around the fire. Tell scary stories and see who can catch the most fireflies in a jar to make a bright lantern.

Search for Treasures

Throw a scavenger hunt for the kids to participate in with their friends or neighbors. Hide little goodies around with clue cards that describe where to go next. You can even make it into a treasure hunt if you want a prize at the end!

Off-roading Recreation

Take the family for a fun cruise down the trails or through the fields! The TRAVERSE™ Singlefold Edgeless Ramp is the perfect tool to help load your ATVs, dirt bikes, or other recreational vehicles into the back of your truck or trailer.

Movie Madness

Have a backyard movie night with a white sheet or garage door and projector. Create an ice cream buffet and popcorn station where you can add M&M’s, chocolate syrup, caramel, and other sweets. Throw blankets and pillows down to create a little comfy oasis before the film starts!

Rapid Races

Create teams out of your family and throw little competitions. See who is better at potato sack racing, Bocce Ball, bean bag toss, and more. Do timed sessions of each event to create excitement. It could be as simple as having a station to see who can throw a Frisbee the farthest, and then your child can run to the next station to potato sack race to the next challenge!

We hope that you love these ideas and try out a few with your family! For more information about our options to make those with limited mobility more independent, contact us today!