# What does a slope of 1/12 mean?

What does a slope of 1/12 mean?

## What does a slope of 1/12 mean?

For a ramp the maximum running slope allowed is 1:12. That means for every inch of height change there should be at least 12 inches of ramp run.

How do you calculate wheelchair ramp length?

Determining Ramp Length: Measure total rise (how many inches from lower level to upper level) and divide by the slope.

What percent is a 1/12 slope?

8.33%
For a ramp the maximum running slope allowed is 8.33% (8.33% is a 1:12 slope).

### What are the requirements for a wheelchair ramp?

Clear Width: A ramp run must be at least 36 inches wide between the ramp’s handrails.

• Rise: A maximum of 30 inches per run,with no limit on the number of runs.
• Running Slope: 1:12 maximum slope,or one foot in elevation change for every 12 feet.
• Cross Slope: The ADA permits a maximum ratio of 1:48.
• What is the minimum width of an ADA ramp?

As defined by the ADA, a ramp is a sloping route constructed with a slope greater than 1:20 (one inch of vertical rise for every 20 inches of horizontal length, or run) and must conform to the standard ADA specifications for ramps. 1 ﻿ Ramps may have a maximum slope of 1:12. Ramps must be a minimum of 36 inches wide.

What are the regulations for wheelchair ramp?

Wheelchair ramps must contain one foot of ramp for every one inch of height of stage,platform or whatever object it is connected to.

• 38 inch high handrails are acceptable for up to a 30 feet ramp.
• If the wheelchair ramp exceeds 30 feet,a 4 x 4 flat rest stop is required.
• #### Is there a maximum length an ADA ramp can be?

Is there a maximum length an ADA ramp can be? ANSWER: There is no maximum length a compliant accessible ramp can be. However, a ramp is limited to a 30″ maximum rise and then a level landing must be provided before the rise continues. A ramp can slope no more than 1:12 (8.3%) and if the rise is 1:20 (5%) or less it is not considered a ramp.