The material used to manufacture a wheelchair ramp will often depend on the type of ramp and its intended use. Is it a permanent structure or is it temporary?
If the ramp is a permanent structure then wood, steel, or concrete can be use. Combined with the appropriate non-slip materials, construction plans, and maintenance, these materials are perfect solution for permanent ramp structures.
Temporary & semi-permanent wheelchair ramps (modular ramps) are typically manufactured using aluminum. They are lightweight and virtually maintenance free structures that can easily be moved from one area to another.