Here are Answers to Our Most Popular Questions
(Q) What’s the difference between a butt ramp and a curb ramp?
(A) A butt ramp doesn’t have a bevel at the top which would normally lie on the threshold. Instead, it butts up to the threshold. It has legs underneath and will be used when a door swings out.
A curb ramp is used when a door swings in. This has a bevel on both ends and will lie on the threshold.
(Q) What’s the difference between a bevel and a threshold ramp?
(A) A bevel is at the bottom of a ramp which aids in a smoother transition from the ground to the ramp, or the ramp to the ground.
A threshold ramp is typically used for 1-2″ elevations. It is used for a smoother transition from outside on the ramp to inside your home.
(Q) How do I keep my ramp from getting slippery, especially in the winter?
(A) Our aluminum ramps are equipped with a special anti-slip tread. These grooves help to prevent most slippage. In the winter, however, ramps need to be treated as if they were a sidewalk. They need to be swept off with a broom and salt needs to be put on them in order to help melt ice and keep the ramp from becoming slippery.
Our wood/aluminum ramps are also equipped with an anti-slip sand surface. Just like the aluminum ramps, wood/aluminum ramps need to be swept off and have salt placed on them in the winter months.