Successfully creating a reachable deck means incorporating the design components of flexibility, adaptability, safety and efficacy to the space. Do-it-yourself projects like ADA-approved handrails are significant safety features, especially along decks and stairways. They provide a helping hand to get family members and friends to maneuver around your outside space.

Installing Handicap Handrails

Before restoring disability handrails, contact your regional municipality for construction code requirements. In California, the handrails on your deck must be capable of supporting at least 200-pound loads applied at any given point along the rail at virtually any direction. The height requirements include ensuring it’s between 34 and 38 inches from the Landscaping design Wilmington directly beneath the rail. The handrail should have a minimum diameter of 1 1/4 inches and a maximum diameter of 2 1/4 inches using a smooth, graspable surface. In addition, it must be continuous and extend a minimum of 12 inches beyond the top tread and be free of any interruptions in the landing place. Also be sure you distance the balusters or the vertical defenses that support the handrail thus a 4-inch sphere cannot pass through.