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To build a handicap ramp, build a frame for the landing from pressure-treated wood, and secure the frame to the house. Once the landing is installed, measure, cut and install the supports for the ramp. Then, add deck pla... More »

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Wood is a suitable material for building a wheelchair ramp; however, aluminum offers more benefits, explains Ramps.org. Wood ramps are more expensive to build and require regular maintenance. Aluminum ramps last longer, ... More »

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To build a wheelchair ramp, research local building codes, create a design, purchase the materials and construct the ramp. The point of entry, intended user, climate and aesthetics are all important factors to consider w... More »

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