Safely Installing a Permanent Ramp

If you wish you to install a ramp, you have the option of either buying one, or building one.  The choice you make may depend upon your budget and your needs; a ramp designed to merely cross a few steps is much easier to purchase and install, while one designed to span ten feet for use with a heavy power wheelchair must be much more sturdy.

If you wish to buy the ramp, you may want to consult a buying guide, such as this one by Lowes.  An eight foot aluminum wheelchair ramp from lowes is approximately $468.00 or $479.00 from Amazon.

Building a permanent ramp is a very involved and exact affair, but if it something you wish to try by yourself, Lowes has an excellent set of step by step instructions on planning, measuring, and building a ramp.

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Contractors in Kalamazoo County

Any time you will have major renovations to your home--especially those renovations that are designed to making your home a safer living environment for a senior with potential health problems--it is important to make sure that installations are performed properly, and with quality materials.  As such, it is recommended to use a licensed, bonded contractor.

Additionally, for major home renovations, it may be a good idea to contact a Certified Aging in Place specialist. Dehaan RemodelingBlok Builders, and Pennings, have CAP certifications.

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Dehaan Remodeling

2805 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 343-3757

Dehaan Remodeling

Blok Builders

5942 W N Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

(269) 375-8268

blokbuilders.com

Pennings and Sons

5829 W Kl Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

269.207.6702 (Accessible Living, Direct Line)

Pennings and Sons