I’m Home, Now What?

Rolling the dice (when it comes to healthcare in general), for most Americans is common place; we typically don’t obsess over the hypotheticals. We tend to live for more of the ‘moment-to-moment’ scenarios. We often think of being ‘proactive’ as something the ‘old folks’ do or something we’ll think about when we have more time. In the grand scheme of things, this seems perfectly logical, until it doesn’t —

“Approximately 6.8 million Americans break a bone each year. On average, every person in the United States will experience two broken bones over the course of a lifetime.” (Paul Manley)

More than likely, your situation of a broken bone or another type of injury (limiting your mobility), has brought you to our blog. I get it, you’re looking for answers to questions like these, “I’m home, now what?” “That step out front — I never realized it was that steep; how am I going to get up it having an injury like this?” “If I do get a ramp, what size do I need?” “How in the world do I measure for something like that?” “Why did this happen to me? It’s not that common…” Unfortunately, it is —

1 in 4 U.S. adults – 61 million Americans – have a disability that impacts major life activities, according to a report from the CDC.

Here’s the good news… No Place Like Home Remodeling… we’re here to help! Follow this simple step below and you’ll properly measure that step for the rise/run of your aluminum ramp.

It’s called the 1:12 ratio, but very simply put, one (1) inch measured on the rise of your step, equals twelve (12) inches in length (the horizontal run of your ramp). Let’s look at the picture below for example:

This step measures 8” in ‘rise,’ so, your total ramp ‘run’ (horizontally) would be 96” (8’) in order to keep your 1:12 ratio for ADA compliance.

This step measures 8” in ‘rise,’ so, your total ramp ‘run’ (horizontally) would be 96” (8’) in order to keep your 1:12 ratio for ADA compliance.

There you have it — this is a 96” (8’) suitcase ramp. The end result you are after.

There you have it — this is a 96” (8’) suitcase ramp. The end result you are after.

We certainly hope this bit of information helps — consider it your “quick start” guide to getting your life back after an injury! However, if you have something a bit more technical, like a stoop that has more than one step (which most do), or you’d like information about building a wooden ramp, feel free to leave your question/comments below about those topics or anything else that comes to mind. We’re here to help in anyway we can!