Handicap Friendly Homes Hockessin DE

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Hockessin, DE. 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.

Energy Efficient Homes Team™
6103847866
2840 Strasburg Road
Coatesville, PA

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Anthony Pisano
American Cabinet Refinishing
302-995-2000
404 - B Harvey Drive
Newport, DE
 
Rob
PRO-CUT BUILDERS
302-832-7710
752 Staghorn Dr.
New Castle, DE
 
Morgan or Kevin Mengel
MKB Property Maintenance, LLC
610-696-5208
1100 West Chester Pike, Suite K6
West Chester, PA
 
Joe Natoli
J. L. Natoli Excavating
6107933528
720 Haines Mill Rd.
West Chester, PA
 
Macustrade
2679971437
329 East King Street
Malvern, PA

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Paul
Superior Deck and Porch Inc.
610-268-2016
141 Queen Lane
Landenberg, PA
 
Matthew Flebbe
Wunderhome
3023531656
1007 Rodman Road
Wilmington, DE
 
RICK MAMMUCARI
RICKS TREE SERVICE LLC
610-358-1953
1810 MIDDLETOWN RD.
GLEN MILLS, PA
 
AL WILSON
WILSON PAINTING
610-368-8993
2165 LOCUST ST
BOOTHWYN, PA
 
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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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