Zero Step Entry and EZ-Access Threshold Ramps
One important feature of a universal design home is the zero-step, or curb-free entry.
Your home should have at least one entry point that has no step, and which can be entered by an individual in a wheelchair or using a walker. Every community benefits as handicap accessible and universal home design is promoted, thereby creating a housing stock that is accessible for all.
Threshold ramps are used at door entrance and at the bottom and top of ramps, at transition points. Thresholds ensure a smooth pattern of movement from a ramp or level porch into a home. EZ-Access threshold ramps are used to transition between a door and a landing or porch. Exterior door thresholds are sloped away from the door at a slope of 1/8 inch per foot. Beveled aluminum transition plates are installed at the ramp to ground transition to prevent the wheelchair from becoming imbalanced. The zero step entry and EZ-Access threshold ramps are essential for comfortable accessible living.
For more information about accessible home modifications, contact Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC online or by calling 770.880.3405.
Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC serves the Atlanta area providing wood and aluminum wheelchair ramps for homes. We serve the Georgia counties of Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Paulding, Cherokee, and Hall; and the cities of Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Snellville, Norcross, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Buford, Flowery Branch, Winder and Gainesville.
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