I am in the process of getting estimates for a wheelchair ramp for my home. I was wondering if any one had any suggestions or experiences to share? My steps are 48 inches high, but the grade of the land slopes downward to the driveway. I am being told that this is the actual measurement, where the wheelchair ramp would end. While commercial ADA rules require one foot of length for each inch of height, you can do a foot for each inch and a half at the most for residential. I need a 45 foot ramp with 2 platforms for 90 degree turns, ouch. I am leaning toward the metal grated type versus wooden, because it is commercial grade, supposed to be better with the snow build up, adjustable, doesn't require a building permit, and can be donated to another person if I can eventually get this leg working.
Does anyone have one of these type? Did it cost you thousands of dollars? Are you happy with it? Did you also get a stairlift by any chance? Any help or suggestions about these? Did you find any sources of aid to help offset all these costs? Any help would be so appreciated.