Having a wheelchair ramp not only provide accessibility for people with disabilities, but they can also add to the resale value of your home. These ramps aren't just for wheelchairs, but can be used for strollers or any other type of accessory with wheels that needs to be carried into your home.

There is some work that goes into building your own ramp. Before starting make sure you check with any regulations and codes in town. A building permit may be required before starting this project.

Step 1

Determine the location for the ramp. Decide if it is going to attach to a deck or porch.

Step 2

Measure the height of the deck or porch that the ramp is going to attach to. For every inch high that the deck is, the ramp must match that in feet. For instance, if your deck is 15 inches high, then the ramp must be 15 feet long.