Ramp Building

Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS is now partnering with our sister club, Lubbock Caprock AMBUCS and the Texas Ramp Project to further fulfill our mission of creating independence for people with disabilities.

We are beginning to work closely with Gary Johnson of the Caprock Club, whose job is to survey the requirements that are needed for proposed ramps.

Before a survey can be done, a request must first be made through TexasRamps.org. Requests for ramps are then sent on to ramp building groups such as Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS.

Currently, Gary aims to build a ramp the 3rd Saturday of each month with volunteer help from both Caprock AMBUCS and Monterey AMBUCS. With our new partnership, we hope to be able to expand that number.  An average ramp takes 4 hours to construct. Texas Ramps provides the materials for the build at no cost to the recipient and Gary takes pictures before and after the build to provide documentation.

Here’s what we do:

  • Survey the site
  • Estimate the materials needed to meet ADA compliances for a ramp build.
  • Remove, if necessary, an existing ramp and replace with a pressure-treated wooden ramp.
  • Provide materials and manpower to build the ramp.
  • Paint the deck (top surface) with non-skid paint for durability and safety.
  • Clean up any clutter from our ramp build.

Here’s what we don’t do:

  • Build ramps out of anything other than wood.
  • Paint the hand rails or sides of the ramp.
  • Build on rental property without the owner’s permission.

Here’s what we need:

  • Access to electricity.

Any questions can be directed to Gary at (806) 789-6491.