Curb Ramps v. Ramps

Curb Ramps are not Ramps.  Oddly, there seems to be some confusion about this.

To keep it simple, if there is no curb, it’s a ramp.

But to answer all of those questions that go beyond “keeping it simple” print out 50 copies of CurbRampVRamps and glue them liberally to desks throughout your office.

Your coworkers will thank you.


6 Responses to Curb Ramps v. Ramps

  1. Kevin says:

    Great stuff! We were arguing about this just this morning. Now, what is the difference, historically, between nails and glue.

  2. Adam says:

    Is the max slope of the flared sides of a curb ramp 1:10 or 1:12? I have seen both.

    • jeromymurphy says:

      Great question. In many cases, a 1:10 max slope is permitted. However, if the clearance around the top of the curb ramp is less than 48″, a 1:12 flare is required. For this illustration, I decided to use the more restrictive dimension to reduce the amount of info on the page.

  3. Darrel McDaniel says:

    In reference to your sketch of the ramp, you may want to clarify your note regarding “Detectable Warnings” to include the required only at hazardous vehicular areas as mentioned in another one of your articles.

    Thanks for your other clarifying comments.

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