Fairfax Contractor can custom build all types of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets the building standards for wheelchair ramp specification, code, and handicap access guidelines. These ADA homeowners and businesses are required to meet here in northern Virginia. For most residential applications and businesses, wheelchair ramps require a building permit. Commercial businesses, churches, and schools must comply with ADA ramp specifications and ADA requirements for handicapped wheelchair ramp slope access. Contact your local building Northern Virginia County building inspector for additional ADA-compliant ramp information. This guideline is Fairfax Contractor interpretation. All our ramps are made with hand-selected pressure-treated lumber ADA Ramp Specifications Require a 1:12 ramp slope ratio which equals 4.8 degrees slope or one foot of wheelchair ramp for each inch of rising. For instance, a 25-inch rise requires a 25-foot handicap wheelchair ramp.
Fairfax Contractor will pull all necessary permits for constructing a wheelchair ramp. To obtain the permit, the contractor will utilize the Fairfax typical deck detail construction as outlined. Not only will zoning considerations be taken into account, but we will also follow the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) standards for construction purposes. The wheelchair ramp will have a starting point at a 5’x5′ area. The slope of the yard will be noted, and the code-compliant landing will bring the ramp down to the lower landing point of the 5’x5′ area. ADA standards state that the wheelchair ramp will have 36 inches of clear space in width and, at the 30-foot point, have a landing. As per code, the ramp will have a grade of 4.8° slope. Fairfax Contractor will construct code-compliant safety railings on both sides of the wheelchair ramp built from hand-selected pressure-treated lumber. Per the 2012 UBC code, a guard rail and handrail will be mounted at 34 to 38 inches on both sides of the wheelchair ramp. The guardrail will be 36 inches in height. The decking for our plans will include the utilization of a nonslip 2 x 6 pressure-treated flooring. The turning platform will be constructed to code with the size of a 5’ x 5’ area per Fairfax County plans and codes. If the customer decides to utilize Fairfax contractor for the construction of this said wheelchair ramp system, we will be responsible for calling Miss utilities before any excavation of the wheelchair ramp footings is excavated. The entire wheelchair ramp system will be a permanent, legal, code-compliant system approved by the Fairfax County plan review and built to such specifications. All materials utilized in constructing a wheelchair ramp will be hand-selected pressure-treated lumber. Upon completion of the ramp, Fairfax Contractor provides a final on the building permit to assure not only the safety but also following the outlines stated in the 2012 UBC Virginia universal building code and the ADA standards that are required for a safe and legal structure. Once the wheelchair ramp has been completed, it will be ready for safe usage.