An ADA-compliant ramp can be installed along a public route that contains an incline. A local commercial asphalt paving contractor can guide you in choosing the location of a new ramp and installing the pavement and support features.

Asphalt Ramps

Asphalt ramps are often added along the edge of curbs or paved pathways where a steep gradient is located. An ADA-compliant ramp must meet local codes that are enforced.

A continuous handrail will need to be installed along the side of an ADA-compliant ramp.

Asphalt ramps are typically installed in areas where steps won't be adequate for use. Asphalt ramps are made with the same pavement materials that a contractor uses to install parking lots, driveways, and other flat paved surfaces.

An Assessment

The contractor you hire will inspect your commercial property. They will assess the pavement that is already on the land. A ramp will need to be angled carefully. If you have a paved parking lot on your property, for instance, the contractor will need to ensure that the new ramp will not place anyone who is using the ramp in the direct line of traffic.

During the assessment, the contractor will inspect the soil and the topographical features on your property. The contractor will determine where a ramp will be best suited. They will outline the excavation steps that will be performed before the asphalt ramp is installed.

Ramp Installation Steps

The contractor will conduct excavation steps on the land where the ramp will be installed. They will prepare installation plans that involve pouring one layer of asphalt at a time.

Asphalt may be prepared onsite. An asphalt mix will contain sand, small stones, gravel, and asphalt cement. Once the asphalt has been prepared, the contractor will pour one layer of the asphalt.

The paving contractor will use a tamping procedure to compact the fresh asphalt that has been poured. The first layer of asphalt will need to dry, prior to pouring a subsequent layer of asphalt.

Accessories And Sealant

The contractor will install the handrail pieces and any other accessories that will be situated alongside the ramp.

The installation of the handrails and other accessories may be completed while the asphalt installation is underway. Once the ramp has been constructed, the paving contractor will seal the pavement. The sealant will protect the pavement from precipitation, sunlight, and other environmental factors that could damage the fresh pavement.