3" step up in hallway to rear door- hazard?

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Old 02-25-18, 05:32 PM
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3" step up in hallway to rear door- hazard?

We converted our ground floor basement into rooms. And added a door off one hallway to the back yard (cement patio outside). In order to avoid cutting into the outside patio we raised the floor inside the hallway leading to the rear door by 3 inches to match grade. I think the 3" step inside is now a tripping hazard. Can I just add a slope, and if so how shallow must it be to meet code (generally)? In practice what slope would be most 'comfortable' to step on?

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Old 02-25-18, 05:54 PM
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ADA ramps (which this is not) require no more than 1:12 slope. That's 1" per foot... and it's a good standard. So your ramp could be 3" long. Problem is you need a 3' level landing if the door swings in. So you would really need at least 6ft.

Since this is California... all bets are off. Maybe Handyone would know something about this... he is in Cali. Private message him to get his attention.
 
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We have 5' level landing inside where the door swings in before the 3" step down. Thanks- I will give him a buzz.
 
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