Although modern commercial and industrial construction projects often are required to include handicap accessibility ramps, some older buildings may not have them installed. If you own a facility which does not currently have a ramp, you’d be well served to get one as soon as possible. Adding a ramp makes your building more accessible, which makes it more profitable.
It’s the Right Thing to Do
This may seem like it goes without saying, but having an accessibility ramp at your facility is simply put the kind thing to do. Even if codes don’t require your facility to provide access to all, doing so ensures somebody will not be denied access solely because of a disability they have.
It’s Not Just for Those in Wheelchairs
While ramps are obviously of great assistance for those in wheelchairs, they aren’t the only people who will benefit from installing one. An individual who does not require a chair but has difficulty walking also may prefer a ramp. Parents pushing their children in strollers will appreciate easier access, and deliveries will be easier. If your company does loading during the day, a ramp makes it easier to roll items in and out and any company that receives large packages will make their delivery professional happy by providing a ramp.
They Make Your Facility Safer
In hazardous conditions, having a ramp instead of a staircase can provide safe passage for on-site employees. When the stairs get icy or slick from rain, the more gradual access of a ramp allows for safe walking. Safer entry means reduced risk of injury and the headaches they cause for you.
They’re Good for Business
On a basic level, if someone can’t access a building then they can’t utilize any company based in it. By not having a ramp you limit the pool of potential clients. This devalues the property and hurts the bottom line of any company operating out of it. By increasing access, you also increase potential profits.
To get a high quality wheelchair ramp, you can trust NVM Paving & Concrete. Contact us today by filling out our contact form to get started on the construction of your facility’s new ramp.