How can I prevent wheelchair wheels from slipping on a handicap ramp?
When building a new handicap ramp it is very important to make it as sturdy and safe as possible. Building the ramp at an angle that is low enough for people to walk on it easily will help prevent wheelchair wheels from slipping. The best way to prevent wheelchair wheels from slipping though is to install a non-skid surface such as indoor outdoor carpet on the ramp’s surface. Another non-slip option is to apply a layer of epoxy to the surface and sprinkle sand across the wet epoxy. Crushed walnut shells are sometimes used in place of sand and sprinkled over the epoxy when finishing a ramp in this manner.