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Concrete Donated for Handicap Ramp

Carl Christianson

A Corvallis couple asked us to build a handicap ramp for their home to meet their future mobility needs. We investigated installing a pressure treated wood ramp, but decided that a concrete ramp would be a better long term option and require less maintenance. One of our local subcontractors Double Eagle Construction Company wanted to give back to the community and decided they will donate the cost of the concrete and the labor to install and finish it.

Double Eagle Construction has been serving Western Oregon since 1984. Concrete construction is the only thing they do, from high end residential to commercial and industrial work. Double Eagle can even do beautiful concrete countertops for your kitchen or bathroom.

We modeled the ramp in Google Sketchup to help the homeowner envision how this ramp would fit in their yard. Greg Christianson’s certified aging in place training also helped. He modified the design so that the ramp will be partially underneath the home’s overhangs to reduce ice in the winter. The model also helped us prevent a conflict with their carport’s structural posts before we started construction. We plan on starting this project next week and will provide regular updates.

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