ADA COMPLIANT-RESIDENTIAL WHEELCHAIR LIFT-RAMP CAD DESIGNS WITH BEFORE PHOTOS AND BUILD NOTES

Design-Build ADA Wheelchair Ramp-

ADA COMPLIANT-RESIDENTIAL WHEELCHAIR LIFT AND RAMP CAD DESIGNS WITH BEFORE PHOTOS AND BUILD NOTES

Before Photo A-Design-Build Exterior Wheelchair Ramp
Before Photo A-Design-Build Exterior Wheelchair Ramp
CAD Design Automatic Wheelchair Lift Down Position
CAD Design Automatic Wheelchair Lift Down Position
CAD Design Electric Wheelchair Lift in Up Position at House Level
CAD Design Electric Wheelchair Lift in Up Position at House Level
CAD drawing- Determining Proper Ramp Location
CAD Drawing Final Design Exterior Wooden Wheelchair Ramp
CAD Drawing Final Design Exterior Wooden Wheelchair Ramp
Exterior Wheelchair Ramp CAD Design by Scotty-Scotts Contracting

My current project has a couple of phases of projects.  The first exterior project is adding wheelchair access to the front of this property located in #StLouis, MO.

After pricing a few of the electric wheel chair and stair lifts on the market, I found the prices start at $2,500 to $6,000-(each system has benefits and drawbacks).  Unfortunately, I learned that the costs of automatic systems are more than this clients budget can allow.  The clients eyes lit-up when I mentioned that we can build a ramp that will save him money and work within his budget.

To build a proper ADA complaint Wheel Chair Ramp I looked up the Specs and learned:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides Wheelchair Ramp Specification and access guidelines that most business are required to meet. Most residential applications do not need to meet ADA guidelines, but they are a good reference point for recommended ramp lengths.  Most businesses, churches, schools and other organizations must comply with-

ADA Specifications and ADA guidelines for handicapped wheelchair ramp access.

  • 1:12 slope ratio which works out to be one foot of wheelchair ramp for each inch of rise. For instance, a 20 inch rise requires a 20 foot wheelchair ramp.
  • Minimum 5’ x 5’ Flat area at the top and bottom of the ramp.
  • Minimum 36 inches of clear space across the wheelchair ramp.
  • Minimum Platform size is 5’ x 5’
  • Maximum of 30 feet in a single run of wheelchair ramp prior to a rest or turn platform.
  • Handrails on both sides of the wheelchair ramp

See Scotts Contracting Google Plus Photo Album for additional Build Notes

Final Build Notes will be added at a later date as I am designing an Interior Option that would act as an elevator or chairlift from the Garage up to the main level in the home.

Thank you for stopping by St Louis Renewable Energy. Feel free to comment in the section below or contact Scotts Contracting- for any St Louis Home Improvement Projects

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3 thoughts on “ADA COMPLIANT-RESIDENTIAL WHEELCHAIR LIFT-RAMP CAD DESIGNS WITH BEFORE PHOTOS AND BUILD NOTES”

  1. Hi Scott;
    My name is Alex Marrow. I live in Honesdale Pa. and have a similar need for a wheelchair ramp. The slope is almost the same as the one pictured and the dirveway is on the opposite side. We are trying to help a friend of ours who is loosing their home (foreclosure). She is in need of a ramp to get into the hose she lives in now. But our front door and deck door are at least twice the height of the one she uses now (61″ and 81″ for us and approximately 41″ for her). It needs to be done by ADA standards so it will comply with local codes. We need drawings and cost approximations done however no one we have been able to contact can help.
    Home Depot and Lowes are no longer taking the time unless there is an absolute material sale and many of our local contractors are busy at the moment. What did you use for your drawings and dose it create a material listing as well? We have basically no budget. My wife and I are both on Disability, Chrysoula, the lady moving in is also on SSD and Medicaid.
    I’ve tried to contact different Organizations and Church groups and so far have feel on deaf ears……. Time is running short for Chrys for her to move out and she needs a place to go. We have some of the materials donated from area group members (facebook) but it’s not enough for the whole project. this is why we need the drawings. I can send you all the pictures you would need for before/after and the basic specs if you can give us a hand. My direct email is alexm0857@yahoo.com or alexm0857@gmail.com and my phone # is 570-909-6716. You can reach us anytime……

    Thank you

    Alex Marrow

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    1. Alex, The CAD drawing was made with a free program called sketchup now called trimble– and yes it will provide a material list when you are done. It is nearly impossible for me to provide a detailed list from here in StLouis since you are located in PA for the list to be specific for your needs. This exact ADA wheelchair ramp was not built yet and will be a future project for the client as he prepares to Age In Place. I have sent the CAD drawing file for you to use as needed. Good Luck with your project and remember to send pics of the complete ADA wheel chair ramp.

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