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We Build ADA Wheelchair Ramps in Northern Virginia

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.

  • ADA Guidelines Require a Minimum 5′ x 5′ Flat, unobstructed area at the top and bottom of the ramp.
  • ADA Standards Require wheelchair ramps to have a Minimum width of 36 inches of clear space across the wheelchair ramp
  • ADA Code Compliance Requires a Minimum Turn Platform size of 5′ x 5′.
  • ADA Guidelines for Wheelchair Ramps allow a Maximum run of 30 feet of wheelchair ramp before a rest or turn platform.
  • ADA Ramp Guidelines Require ADA Ramp handrails between 34″ and 38″ height on both sides of the wheelchair ramps.

Northern Virginia Codes For A 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.

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Concrete Wheelchair Ramp Installation

Fairfax Contractor can design and install concrete wheelchair ramps in your Northern Virginia home. If you’re trying to find a contractor that understands the codes and requirements for an ADA-approved handicap concrete wheelchair ramp, look no further. Our concrete masons can establish the required 4.78° ramp built out of concrete to get you in and out of your home safely. To complete a concrete wheelchair ramp, we often recommend utilizing wrought iron rails on both sides of the concrete ramp. Only an ornamental iron workshop in Northern Virginia allows us to not only build the concrete wheelchair ramp but install a code-compliant safety railing system built to your specifications.

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