If you are considering getting a ramp system installed on your residential or commercial property, you will find that there are a large number of options available on the market.
Not only are there different brands and models, but there are also various materials that you can choose from.
When you are getting any feature installed in the outdoor spaces of your property, you need to ensure that it would be able to weather the elements and regular wear & tear. This makes it vital to choose the right materials and the right features. We at Adapta have a wide variety of modular wheelchair ramps to choose from. All of these are made from highly weather-resistant, Colorbond steel.
Modular Ramp Systems – The Benefits
There are a number of benefits to modular ramp systems; here we take a look at some of them:
While Colorbond may not be the cheapest material on the market, most other materials will need a lot of annual maintenance. In comparison, Colorbond is truly maintenance-free. Modular systems made from this material can last for a number of years with minimal maintenance. They are able to withstand the constant wear and tear that outdoor ramps experience. This aspect because particularly relevant when you need a wheelchair ramp for a commercial property.
These systems have a non-slip surface which helps wheelchairs maintain traction regardless of whether there is any debris or rain. The material used in the ramp decking will have grooves that run across the width of the ramp. These grooves help provide the wheels of wheelchairs a proper grip when they are being navigated across the surface of the ramp.
While traditional materials like hardwood have been widely used in ramp installations in the past, they tend to become slippery in the rains, and grip tape needs to be applied to the surface. However, this taping tends to wear out over time and loses its grip, which increases the overall maintenance costs of the ramp.
#3 Resilient & Lightweight
Colorbond steel is extremely resilient and has an optimal weight-to-strength ratio. This is comparable in strength to various other metals, making it ideal for these structures. The modular ramps that we provide are very easy to assemble and can be relocated if required.
While untreated steel can rust when exposed to water, Colorbond is a coated steel product that is also used for roofing and other outdoor features. It is proven to be one of the best materials for installations such as these. When you opt for a ramp system from our company, you can rest assured that it will not warp, rot or rust. In fact, we cover our products with a seven-year warranty. When you opt for Adapta modular wheelchair ramps, you don’t have to worry about maintenance.
#5 Design Flexibility
Since these are modular systems, you have the flexibility to decide exactly what kind of design you want. This includes the length, access angles, width, railing styles and more. You can rest assured that our ramps are built to meet DDA standards and are suitable for all types of commercial and residential settings.
Since these features can be realigned and repositioned, they are also considered to be non-permanent. It means you don’t really require building permits to install these modular systems. They are also ideal for projects that need to be completed within a very short deadline.
In addition, our modular ramp systems are very easy to assemble and the sections have to simply be latched on to each other making them far simpler than constructing wooden ramps. This also reduces the overall cost of the structure.
If you want more information about our modular ramp systems, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Adapta. You can call 1800 232 782 or contact us through this form.