Handicap Friendly Homes West Fargo ND

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in West Fargo, ND. 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.

Rodney Jones
All Phase Painting
(701) 297-5178
PO Box 8012
Fargo, ND
 
Noel Home Improvements Inc.
(701) 361-5184
PO Box 10453
Fargo, ND
 
TimsHandywork
701-730-2264
2218 59th Ave. S.
Fargo, ND
Licenses / Certifications
contractors

Northern Valley Construction Inc.
701-799-0512
16328 22nd St SE
Gardner, ND
Services
free estimates
Licenses / Certifications
General Contractor
Years in Business
19 years

Rodney Jones
All Phase Painting
(701) 297-5178
PO Box 8012
Fargo, ND
 
Duval Rick Construction
(701) 293-7688
2710 5th Ave SW
Fargo, ND
 
Accent Contracting
(701) 293-6000
3151 Main Av
Fargo, ND
 
Paragon Renovations
701.361.0562
1327 34th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN
 
Michael Raymond
Mikes Exteriors, LLC
701-317-2060
1103 5th Ave N
Grand Forks, ND
 
Mgrs Construction Llc
(701) 740-3093
1507 S 19th St
Grand Forks, ND
 

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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