Handicap Friendly Homes Great Falls MT

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Great Falls, MT. 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.

Darryl Barker
SERVO TERRA, LLC
866-958-7711/406-590-3003
1321 Smelter Ave NE, Box 167
Black Eagle, MT
 
Brandt's Roofing & Construction
(406) 771-7054
525 22nd Ave Ne
Great Falls, MT
 
Ed Zeier Construction Inc
(406) 761-6462
309 16th St N
Great Falls, MT
 
Austin & Young Builders LLC
(406) 781-7029
1018 3rd Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Sears Home Services
8888675309
1200 10TH AVE S
GREAT FALLS, MT

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Eklund Enterprises LLC Construction
(406) 727-8555
70 Dick Rd
Great Falls, MT
 
Dearborn Designs
(406) 453-0390
605 5th Ave Nw
Great Falls, MT
 
A Classic By Design
(406) 453-6940
1200 6th Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Dick Olson Construction Inc
(406) 452-4772
1124 24th St S
Great Falls, MT
 
Grosvold Paul Contracting
(406) 788-2627
PO Box 1882
Great Falls, MT
 
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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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