Handicap Friendly Homes Albuquerque NM

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Albuquerque, NM. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to wheelchair services, wheelchair lifts, wheelchair ramps as well as information and content on wheelchair and handicap services.

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PO Box 66227
Albuquerque, NM

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Arid Solutions Inc.com
5052817664
34 Paseo de Paz
Tijeras, NM

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John Barks
West Mesa Sprinklers
505-688-5594
5604 Everitt Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM
 
Don or Rosie Onoarto
D.R.D'S Custom Home Builders
505 833-0811
1335 82nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM
 
Mark A. Culkin
Wind-O-Brite
505-4403436 or 8915353
4735 Gypsum Dr. NE
Rio Rancho, NM
 
Sunlight Homes
5058565888
9701 Glendale Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM

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Exquisite Installations
505-889-2923
2925 Arizona St NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Shane McKinley
Reformed Electric
505-331-4193
612 Morris St. N.E. #10
Albuquerque, NM
 
Lance Griffith
Griffith Mechanical
505-504-6200
493 Minturn Loop
Rio Rancho, NM
 
Enchantment Home Repair
(505) 263-7494
2720 Mountain Gate Lane
Albuquerque, NM
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Home Remodeling, Remodeling Contractor, Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, General Contractor
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1997

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House Accessibility: Part 1

Make your home friendly by making it handicap and wheelchair accessible; allowing one to enter and move around without any of the obstacles such as steps and narrow doors. Improving your residence’s accessibility is a whole house remodeling; making the entry, bathrooms, bedrooms, family rooms and kitchen all wheelchair accessible. Be sure to discuss with your remodeling professional your specific needs, so your plans are adjusted to suit the accessibility requirements and physical limitations affecting your household.

The first accessibility consideration should be your entryway. Which entryway should be accessible by what transportation? Work with your home improvement specialist to ensure ample space for wheelchair or walker mobility as well as a clear path to the entry way. Depending on design, weather, or existing building conditions different building materials may be used.

Aluminum wheelchair ramps or concrete are preferred due to their stability and texture; however, wood can be used if treated, constantly maintained and slip resistance measures are employed. If a ramp is too large for your space, consider a vertical lift to achieve accessibility between formerly impassable elevation changes.
Consult your general contractor and local accessibility code for specifics. Some important minimum measurements and formulas for wheelchair ramps consideration are:
-  Maximum slope of a wheelchair ramp should be 1" of rise for each 12" of run.
-  The maximum rise for any run is 30". The maximum run 30'.
-  The minimum inside clear width of a ramp should be 36".
-  Landings must be provided at the top and bottom of each run.
-  The landing should be at least as wide as the ramp, and a minimum of 60" in length.
-  Handrails must be provided on both sides of the ramp, between 30" and 38" above the ramp surface.

The 36” measurement is frequently cited as the size of an opening. Speak with a remodeling and accessibili...

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