Handicap Friendly Homes Muscatine IA

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Muscatine, IA. 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.

Cory Stirling
Precision Cabinetry
563-299-9977
P.O. box 914
Muscatine, IA
 
Jacks Home Improvement
(563) 323-6111
702 N Marquette St
Davenport, IA
 
Associated General Contractors Of Quad
(309) 788-7406
520 24th St
Rock Island, IL
 
Fanth & Curry Home Improvement Co
(309) 788-2288
4515 6th Ave
Rock Island, IL
 
Wixom Home Improvement
(309) 756-0659
1608 2nd Ave
Rock Island, IL
 
Sears Home Services
8888675309
501 W HIGHWAY 61 BYPASS
Muscatine, IA

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Advantage Custom Remodeling
(563) 528-1952
2032 N Michigan Ave
Davenport, IA
 
Lutz Roofing & Gutters
(309) 786-5010
1102 40th St
Rock Island, IL
 
Nonnenmon Builders
(309) 787-6688
10211 35th St W
Rock Island, IL
 
American Eagle Home
(563) 388-5937
400 N Main St Ste 300
Davenport, IA
 
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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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