What’s the Best Path for My Ramp?


At Lift and Transfer Specialists, we can help you choose the best wheelchair ramp pathway for your home. Our innovative products can fit just about any yard or home, and our experts can install a wheelchair ramp that will last for years to come. Today, we’re going to help you understand a few of the things you should keep in mind when choosing a pathway for your wheelchair ramp:

Access Point

When Lift and Transfer Specialists comes to your home to install a wheelchair ramp, the first thing we do is help you determine the best access point. What door do you want to go in and out of every day? Which one has the most width? The last thing you want is to feel cramped going in and out of your own home, so make sure you choose an area that has plenty of room for you to move around.

Property Lines

Make sure that your wheelchair ramp doesn’t overlap your neighbors’ yard, lawn, sidewalk or drive. If you must overlap the sidewalk in front of your house, call the city first to make sure you won’t get a fine for doing so.

The Elements

You don’t want your wheelchair to slip on wet leaves or other debris, so try to avoid placing your wheelchair ramp under a tree. If you’re able, position the ramp underneath an awning or a porch so it doesn’t become slick when it rains. Southern exposure is also good, as it can quickly dry your wheelchair ramp after a storm.

At Lift and Transfer Specialists, we’ve been helping people with disabilities gain access to their homes since 1997. If you or a loved one have difficulty getting around, don’t wait until there’s an accident. Email or call us at (877) 542-5438 today for a free evaluation and estimate. We can show you how to regain independence in your own home!