Handicap Friendly Homes Blackfoot ID

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Blackfoot, ID. 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.

Scott Brown
Home Maintenance Solutions
208-529-9300
1265 Alayssa Dr.
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Apollo Drain Plumbing And Rooter Service
(208) 525-2650
261 W 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Newt Construction
(208) 523-1666
6462 W Broadway St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Mid West Luxury Baths
765-778-8471
8575 S. State Rd. 9
Pendleton, ID
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Home Remodeling

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Randall Miller
Think-Q Quality Painting
208-590-0813
320 south 4th East
Mountain Home, ID
 
R & J Custom Countertops
(208) 528-8247
601 W 19th St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
G K'S Home Improvement
(208) 528-8070
2990 S Yellowstone Hwy
Idaho Falls, ID
 
The Natural Abode
2088831040
517 S. Main St
Moscow, ID

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Dan Olsen
Second Nature Northwest
208-305-6787
224 Larkspur Lane
Lewiston, ID
 
Tamara Stancliffe
Ameri-Serv Heating Cooling Controls
(208) 342-4328
13601 W McMillan Rd
Boise, ID
 
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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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