## 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

ROOF GRADIENT | DEGREES | PERCENT |
---|---|---|

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

### What is the maximum slope of a sidewalk?

ramps no higher than 6” that have side flares

**What is ADA sidewalk?**

Title 3 of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) of 1990 was written to make places open to the public also accessible to the disabled. ADA sidewalk requirements are meant to assist those with disabilities to have an “accessible path” that gives them equal access to all public locations equivalent with those who are not disabled.

#### What is ADA sidewalk width requirement?

Sidewalk width requirements exist to make sure sidewalks are accessible for use by wheelchair-bound individuals. The minimum width for an ADA-compliant sidewalk is 36 inches (3 feet), though sidewalks can be constructed wider than this. If sidewalks are less than 60 inches (5 feet) across, passing spaces must be constructed at set intervals.