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Ramp Installation Costs

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Installing a ramp for a home may be necessary for those who cannot use stairs due to mobility issues. There are a number of factors that will determine how much it costs for ramp installation. The type of ramp and materials used are going to play the largest part in determining cost.

Homeowners can choose from pre-designed and prefabricated ramps or have a customized ramp designed and built. For those who don’t plan on staying long, modular ramps are also available for a premium cost. The size and slope of the ramp could affect installation costs, as well.

Ramp installation: by material type, 30 feet, handicap-accessible ramp installation based on component and ADA-required building parameters.

Item Unit cost Quantity Line Cost
Aluminum $60 per feet 30 $1,800
Concrete $20-$50 per feet 30 $600-$1,500
Galvanized Steel $33-$40 per feet 30 $990-$1,200
Wood $13-$50 per feet 30 $390-$1,500
Total Cost $13-$60 per feet 30 $390-$1,800


Other considerations and costs

  • Ramp kits are also available to be professionally installed. These will usually cost less than buying all the materials and hardware, and may also need less labor.
  • The most important thing when constructing a ramp to a home is to ensure that all ADA specifications are followed. Also check your local building codes, as some areas have specific requirements of their own for building and installing ramps on the front of a property.
  • These cost estimates are for exterior ramp installation to provide access to the home. Interior ramps are an entirely different project and have their own costs and considerations. They are generally much more affordable, though.
  • Depending on your existing outdoor lighting, you can hire an electrician to install lighting on the new ramp for safety. This will incur an additional charge, but should only take a couple of hours.

DIY considerations

  • Ramp kits and materials are available at local home improvement stores and disability supply stores. If you have moderate to expert handy skills, you may be able to build a safe, ADA-approved ramp on your own to save money on labor. Alternatively, you can hire a helper or two instead of paying for a full installation, making it a more affordable project.
  • Because of ADA regulations and safety concerns, ramp installation should not be attempted by anyone who is not experienced in carpentry or construction.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$1,606
  • Bronx, NY$1,320
  • Brooklyn, NY$1,100
  • Philadelphia, PA$1,372
  • Washington, DC$1,191
  • Atlanta, GA$1,078
  • Miami, FL$980
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,027
  • Minneapolis, MN$1,204
  • Chicago, IL$1,403
  • Houston, TX$1,447
  • San Antonio, TX$971
  • Austin, TX$1,100
  • Denver, CO$929
  • Phoenix, AZ$981
  • Las Vegas, NV$1,076
  • Los Angeles, CA$1,213
  • San Diego, CA$1,100
  • San Jose, CA$1,329
  • Seattle, WA$973

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