nonslip wood ramp Wooden ramps tend to require a little more maintenance than some of the alternative surfaces. Boards may need replacement, repainting or resealing to be protected from the elements. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has specific requirements in the construction of ramps, how steep a ramp must be width of the ramp, handrail design, etc. However, even ramps complying with the guidelines are dangerous if they are slippery. The incline, high traffic and susceptibility for contact with liquids, create a serious safety concern. So taking all of these risks into consideration it is extremely important to create as much traction as possible on these wooden ramps to prevent these slip and fall accidents.
Timber Ramps Deck Products Is Safer
Even when wet, timber deck surfaces typically present less risk for slipping than composite deck boards — unless they become dirty and neglected. Mold, mildew, moss, pollen or algae growing on a timber deck in the shade or in a moist climate can become slippery, posing a special risk to elderly homeowners or guests. A prudent maintenance schedule can help keep the deck clean and reveal the natural grain of the wood, providing traction and slip-resistance. For best results, wait until a predicted high-pressure system of several days’ duration to assure dry, clear weather.