ADA Ramp Slope Requirements

Commercial Handicap Ramp Slope RequirementsADA Ramp Slope Guidelines & Wheelchair Ramp Specifications

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides Wheelchair Ramp Specifications, Requirements and ADA guidelines that most business are required to meet. Most residential applications do not need to meet ADA ramp requirements, but they are a good reference point for recommended ramp lengths. Contact your local building inspector for additional information on ADA ramp requirements.

Handicap ADA Compliant Ramps for Businesses to meet ramp code

  • ADA Ramp Slope Requirements of a 1:12 handicap ramp slope ratio which works out to be one foot of ramp for each inch of rise. For instance, handicap ramp specifications require a 20 foot ADA ramp for a 20 inch rise.
  • ADA Specifications require a Minimum 5’ x 5’ Flat area at the top and bottom of the ADA ramps.
  • ADA Handicap Ramp Requirements of a Minimum 36 inches of clear space across the handicap ramp.
  • ADA Ramp Guidelines Require a Minimum Platform size is 5’ x 5’
  • ADA Requires a Maximum of 30 feet in a single run of wheelchair ramp prior to a rest or turn platform.
  • ADA Specifications Requires handrails on both sides of any ADA wheelchair ramp
  • ADA Wheelchair Ramp Specifications and ADA Guidelines

Our Pathway HD Handicap Ramps are Completely ADA Compliant for Commercial Access. For residential wheelchair ramp code see out wide selection of ramp handicap ramps for homes.

Please note: This guideline is only intended to highlight our interpretation of some of the main ADA wheelchair Ramp Specifications or guidelines and is not intended to replace or supersede ADA handicap ramp slope requirements. If you need to meet ADA Ramp Requirements, we suggest you consult with your local building code inspector or use an ADA Wheelchair Ramp Compliance Consultant.