Concrete Ramps vs Metal Ramps

Concrete Ramps vs Metal Ramps

Published on Monday 25th November 2019

Metal ramps are increasing in popularity. They are quick and easy to install and overcome many of the obstacles faced by traditional concrete.

Metal ramps are increasing in popularity. They are quick and easy to install and overcome many of the obstacles faced by traditional concrete.

 

To give you a clearer idea of the differences between metal modular ramps and concrete ramps, we've listed the advantages and disadvantages for both below.


METAL MODULAR RAMPS

 

Advantages

  • Cost effective - especially on larger metal ramps.
  • Can be used instantly after installation.
  • Installations cause minimum disruption.
  • 3-year warranty.
  • Fully galvanised for the longevity of use and corrosion-resistant.
  • Suitable for all types of buildings, including temporary and portable buildings. 
  • Our ramp recycling initiative helps with cost savings.
  • Can be installed or removed quickly.
  • Suitable as a short or long term solution.
  • Fully adjustable, can be adapted, modified and changed.
  • Choice of surface available.
  • Fully compliant with Building Regulations
  • The surface is slip-resistant and extremely durable.
  • Quick and easy to install in all weather conditions.
  • Choice of colours available.
  • High traction and instant draining.
  • Warm touch coating.
  • Integrated handrails.
  • Minimal groundworks.

Disadvantages

  • Appearance perceived to look industrial.

 
CONCRETE RAMPS

 

Advantages

  • Permanent.
  • Minimal maintenance.
  • Small short concrete ramp solutions can be cheap to install.
  • Can be made to blend in with existing paths and surrounding areas.

Disadvantages

  • Permanent.
  • Can’t be removed, reused or recycled.
  • Can’t be easily modified, adjusted changed or removed.
  • Fixed gradient can’t be adjusted with clients’ needs.
  • No drainage facilities.
  • A pooling of water on the surface commonly occurs.
  • The surface can become mossy and slippery.
  • Expensive – particularly with higher height ramps.
  • Time-consuming to install.
  • Concrete Installations are dependent on weather conditions 

 

Testimonial 

“Some of our clients don’t want to flag up the fact that they have disabilities with a big concrete ramp. Rapid Ramp is neat, discreet and the green handrails blend in with the surroundings. When a concrete ramp is removed, it creates lots of work, and the subsurface has to be reinstated, which all costs money. With Rapid Ramp, removal is quick, and no reinstatement is needed.”

Technical Surveyor, South London Council

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