Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the top rail not a flat 2x4 or 2x6?

ADA regulations mandate a maximum 2” grip pattern for handrails, ensuring safe and secure support. A wider rail, such as four or six inches, would be challenging to grip effectively. 

Typically, installation takes between 4 to 6 hours. 

We advise clients to refrain from applying any finish for the first six months. After this period, we recommend using only stain for maintenance. 

We recommend using only “ice melt” rather than salt to protect the ramp during winter weather conditions. 

Yes, our ramps are designed to be reusable. 

Please contact our operations team to schedule the removal of the ramp. 

While the lumber we use is guaranteed for 10 years, many of our ramps have lasted well beyond that timeframe. For example, the first ramp we built in 2003 is still in place today. 

According to the Indiana State Building Code, if the ramp is not attached to an existing structure, it is considered ‘temporary.’ However, some municipalities may require permits. 

Indiana operates under a “Reasonable Accommodation” principle, and we have not encountered any HOA denials for ramp construction. We typically do not deal extensively with HOAs in the neighborhoods where we build. 

While we have had instances of clients accidentally parking their pickup trucks on the ramp without causing structural damage, we recommend using the ramp as intended to ensure safety and longevity.