Do you have a nice storage shed but need a ramp to get your lawn and garden equipment inside without damage to yourself or your equipment?
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Your ramp ideally should incline at a rate of 3” per vertical foot. If it is too steep it could cause difficulties in a number of ways. Example number one, if you have a driving lawn mower with a belly blade on it the belly will hit the entrance to the shed if your ramp is to steep.
Also, the type of wood you build the ramp with (if not the right type) can get algae build up on it …when wet it can be slippery as ice and you know the rest of this story!
So, It is important to have the proper slope on your ramp remember not to steep. Next you need to make sure you build it sturdy to handle the weight it will be subject to. A 200+ man riding on a 300+ lawn tractor can put a lot of stress on the ramp..again not good!
It would be ideal to use 4” X 4” pressure treated framing set no more than 12” apart and use ¾” pressure treated plywood for your ramp surface. It is also ideal to use either non-skid or rubber decking to prevent slipping when the ramp is wet.