# What is the cross slope of a sidewalk?

## What is the cross slope of a sidewalk?

To the extent possible, sidewalks should have a maximum cross-slope of 1 inch of fall for every 4 feet of width (2 percent grade). A person using crutches or a wheelchair has to exert significantly more effort to maintain a straight course on a sloped surface than on a level surface.

How much slope should a concrete sidewalk have?

The transverse slope toward the curb shall be one-quarter inch (1/4”) per foot (1 ft) unless otherwise directed by the Engineer.

### What is ADA compliant slope?

The ADA provides good direction about ratios for wheelchair ramp slopes. The commercial and public facility standard for slope is 1:12 (in inches) or about 5 degrees of incline. For those building ramps at home, the ratio can be as steep as 3:12 or almost 15 degrees.

How do you calculate ADA slope?

Calculating the Slope Divide the length of the wheelchair ramp by the height. This will be the second number in your ratio. The first number is always one. If the ramp measures 12 feet long and the rise is 2 feet, you would divide 12 by 2 to get 6, and your ratio would be 1 to 6.

#### What is the slope of 1/4 per foot?

Low Slope Roofs

1/4 : 12 1.19° 2.08%
1/2 : 12 2.39° 4.17%
1 : 12 4.76° 8.3%
2 : 12 9.46° 16.67%

How much fall do I need for concrete?

The standard slope for proper concrete drainage is a one-quarter inch drop for every foot of length. So, to calculate the difference in height between one end of a patio or walkway and another, simply multiply the length by one-quarter.

## What is the minimum slope for surface drainage?

1-percent
Regardless of surface characteristics, when it comes to surface drainage, slope is the most important issue to consider. For efficient drainage, paved surfaces should have a minimum 1-percent slope. Turf or landscaped areas should have a minimum slope of 2 percent.

What are the ADA requirements for a sidewalk?

Contact so they know if they’re within the sidewalk

• The shade is not blocking the visibility of the sidewalk,which is important for people with blurry vision
• An indication that they’re treading on the sidewalk and not a curb or a ramp
• ### What is the maximum slope of a sidewalk?

ramps no higher than 6” that have side flares

• ramp landings serving an adjoining run or stairway
• sides of ramp landings with vertical drop-offs not exceeding ½” within 10” of the minimum landing area