Handicap Friendly Homes Saco ME

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Saco, ME. 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.

Faulkner Building Company
207-205-1537
119 Clarks Mills Rd.
Dayton, ME
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Home Remodeling

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RL Sanborn Masonry
(207) 479-7567
1124 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME
 
Don Candage home improvement
(207)776-4250
16 lb orcutt blvd
Biddeford pool , ME
 
Southern Maine Tile and Grout Cleaning, LLC
8669081023
57 Buchanan Street
South Portland, ME
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Premier Home Improvement Inc
(207) 767-0817
23 Jessica Ln
Portland, ME
 
Fiddlehead Interiors
2078388062
110 Brook Road
Falmouth, ME

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EcoMaids of Casco Bay
877-979-0001
PO Box 6894
Portland, ME
 
Sears Home Services
8888675309
380 ELM ST
Biddeford, ME

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Uncommon Kitchen & Bath
(207) 899-9421
79 Ocean St
Portland, ME
 
Maine Coast Kitchen Design
(207) 321-3555
305 Commercial St
Portland, ME
 
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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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