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Have a look at our Project Gallery for recent examples of wheelchair ramps, accessible routes and stories of how we design and build safe, affordable and pleasing solutions for our customers.

(Please click on the thumbnail images below for an enlarged slideshow view of all the photos for each story. You can exit the slideshow at any time by clicking the "X" or anywhere outside the photo).

Project Gallery

 

Connecting the Dots - Kent, WA

Sometimes all that is needed for accessibility is a durable and slip-resistant path from one part of a property to another. Our client wanted to help a disabled family member come and go during visits, regardless of weather conditions.

While the front entrance had five steps, often the case with split-level homes, the back patio was already on grade. Instead of a more costly ramp in front, we constructed a gently sloping concrete path from the back patio to the driveway area. Broom-finished concrete on grade is an excellent choice when designing safe, low maintenance, year-around accessible walkways.

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Wedding in the Garden - Whidbey Island, WA

A wedding ceremony in a serene woodland setting with views of Puget Sound, what a wonderful place to exchange vows. To make the event accessible to family, friends and guests, we provided a temporary modular wheelchair ramp from an elevated patio to the lawn. The caterers appreciated being able to serve the festivities in the garden via the ramp.

The ramp was installed on Friday, the wedding event took place over the weekend, on Monday we picked it up. The quick setup and break down of this system make it ideal for events where timing is important. Our inventory of modular rental ramps allows us great flexibilty in serving clients with a need for accessibilty during special events.

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Bringing Mom Into the Garden Again - Seattle, WA

Despite a narrow side yard and many specimen plants and trees, we created a design that weaves its way through tight spaces, bringing this client's mother back home again and into her garden.

There wasn't room for a conventional wood wheelchair ramp in this declicate setting, concrete footings would have ruined plants and brickwork. The slender footprint and versatility of our "SlimLine" wheelchair ramp system allows custom ramps to be built where other systems cannot compete. This project features a ramp from a backyard entrance down to the garden, then back up to a side porch complete with new stair, all the while avoiding many sensitve plants and an established tree trunk.

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A Wheelchair Ramp Too Steep Benefits No One - Everett, WA

How many times have you seen a ramp like this in your neighborhood? While they appear to be functional, wheelchair ramps that are too steep can be dangerous for the newly disabled person and those caring for them. This well-intended ramp is more than three times steeper than allowed by ADA and building code!

Using a modular aluminum ramp system, we designed a layout that provides a much safer path while leading back to the same concrete walkway. The addition of concrete pavers creates a generous turn landing at the bottom of the ramp. Our client now has gentle access to the public sidewalk. When our client no longer needs this temporary rental ramp, we will remove the ramp and the sod will be restored, leaving hardly a trace.

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Just One Step Away - Tacoma, WA

Most homes are built with the ground floor above the level of the surrounding land. This one step, only a rise of seven inches, kept our client from traveling outdoors and enjoying her garden. We eliminated this barrier with a custom design using treated framing lumber and "Trex" brand wood decking over an existing porch, with a ramp rotated to meet the angle of an existing concrete walkway.

"Trex" is a nearly maintenance free product that we recommend where appearance, durability and good traction are important. A sturdy composite wedge completes the transition from new porch and ramp to existing path.

custom wood wheelchair ramp

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custom wood wheelchair ramp

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custom wood wheelchair ramp

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Wheelchair Ramp in Tight Quarters - Lynnwood, WA

This modular home and its small lot size plus a ramp of almost forty feet made for some unique challenges. With careful planning and the use of our steel "SlimLine" system, we were able to build a code-compliant wheelchair ramp rising 39" while leaving room for vehicles to be parked in the adjacent carport.

recent wheelchair ramp

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recent wheelchair ramp

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