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Preparing for a Site Evaluation to Install a Modular Ramp System

Contractors all have different levels of knowledge and talk in varied ways of vocabulary.  It is easy to get confused or not understand what they’re talking about.  EZ-ACCESS® would like to help you understand what a contractor is talking about and looking for when they come to assess your home to measure for an EZ-ACCESS® Portable Ramp or Pathway® Modular Ramp System.site-evaluation-graphic
The most important thing that your EZ-ACCESS® Ramp contractor will discuss with you is your needs and wants to the ramp.  If you need a simple portable ramp to get over a couple of steps, threshold ramps to get over high doorways like a sliding door frame or a modular ramp system to get your wheelchair to a whole different level, the evaluator and contractor will go over the available ramp options for you and your home.
If you’re looking to install a Pathway® Modular Ramp System, pick a start and end point for the ramp.  The contractor will suggest smooth wheelchair transitions.  Also, decide if you want the ramp to connect to an existing porch or steps.  It isn’t wise to connect the ramp directly to a doorway threshold, as it doesn’t allow safe maneuvering entering or exiting the door. Also, it doesn’t allow any guests to your home to get in or out. The ramp will need to be connected to the wood or concrete porch.
The total rise will be measured next to determine the easiest transition and how much material will be needed to make your custom Pathway® Modular Ramp System.  Consider adding handrails to your Pathway® Modular Ramp System for added support and something to hold on to while traveling down the ramp, also so you don’t roll off the ramp.
Look for obstacles around your home that may disrupt adding a ramp in a certain spot or things that could land on the ramp which will need to be removed later like a tree branch or leaves.
Lastly, your contractor will discuss with you the next steps of getting your EZ-ACCESS® Portable Ramp or Pathway® Modular Ramp System installed. Please feel free to contact us with any questions as well!