Handicap Friendly Homes Carson City NV

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Carson City, NV. 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.

Steve Dillon
Steve Dillon's Water Damage
530-542-3556
PO Box 7534
So Lake Tahoe, CA
 
Brown Fred William General Contractor
(775) 882-4162
3795 Timberline Dr
Carson City, NV
 
Cruz Construction
(775) 883-6161
19 Cygnet Dr
Carson City, NV
 
A To Z Construction
(775) 883-9090
2107 Gentry Ln
Carson City, NV
 
Brown Brothers Construction
(775) 883-1244
5990 Morgan Mill Rd
Carson City, NV
 
John L'Etoile
JLLA Landscape Architecture
775-750-0258
14475 Huron Trail
Reno, NV
 
Coursey Custom Builders Inc
(775) 884-4855
911 W King St
Carson City, NV
 
Brooks Construction
(775) 882-8050
5225 Grumman Dr
Carson City, NV
 
Bartosz David Construction
(775) 883-2792
510 Stafford Way
Carson City, NV
 
Builders Carpet Supply, Inc.
(775) 882-4450
4949 Highway 50 East
Carson City, NV
 

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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