This ramp calculator will help you determine the slope of a ramp based on the rise and run measurements you input.

## How to Use the Ramp Calculator

Enter the ramp length, height, and horizontal distance (run) into the input fields, then click the “Calculate” button. The results will display the slope as a percentage and the angle of the ramp in degrees.

## How It Works

The ramp calculator uses the following parameters:

**Ramp Length:**The total length of the ramp in meters.**Ramp Height:**The vertical height from the base to the end of the ramp in meters.**Ramp Horizontal Distance (Run):**The horizontal distance of the ramp in meters.

*Slope:* The slope of the ramp is calculated as the ratio of the height to the horizontal distance (run), then multiplied by 100 to get a percentage.

*Angle:* The angle is calculated by taking the arctangent of the ratio of height to horizontal distance, then converting it to degrees.

## Limitations

This calculator assumes that the ramp is straight and does not account for any curvature. The values input must be positive numbers greater than zero. Ensure the inputs are valid to get accurate results.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate Driveway Slope

When designing a driveway, you must consider the slope to ensure vehicles can access the garage easily. Use a ramp calculator to determine the ideal slope that meets accessibility standards while allowing for safe entry and exit.

### Architectural Design Planning

If you are an architect or designer, accurate slope calculations are crucial in your planning phase. Utilize a ramp calculator to create ramps that comply with regulations, ensuring your designs are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

### Accessibility Compliance

For businesses and public spaces, meeting accessibility compliance is non-negotiable. The ramp calculator allows you to evaluate slope ratios to ensure that your ramps are usable for individuals with mobility challenges.

### Landscape Development

In landscape design, you often need to create transitions between different levels. Use a ramp calculator to establish safe and visually appealing slopes that guide foot traffic and enhance the overall experience of outdoor spaces.

### Construction Estimations

As a project manager, you are responsible for budgeting construction projects accurately. Using a ramp calculator can help you predict material quantities and costs based on the chosen slope, ensuring you stay within budget.

### Boardwalk Design

Creating accessible boardwalks involves careful consideration of slope to comply with regulations. With a ramp calculator, you can design gentle slopes that enable easy access for everyone while maintaining the boardwalk’s integrity.

### Wheelchair Ramps for Homes

If you’re installing a wheelchair ramp at home, accurate slope calculations are essential for safety. The ramp calculator assists you in crafting a design that accommodates wheelchair users comfortably and securely.

### Load-Bearing Assessments

Ramps meant for loading and unloading need to support significant weight while remaining safe. By using a ramp calculator, you can accurately assess the slope that allows for optimal load-bearing without compromising safety.

### Educational Facilities Planning

In schools and universities, creating accessible pathways is crucial for inclusivity. Apply a ramp calculator to ensure that ramps in educational facilities comply with guidelines and provide safe routes for all students and staff.

### Sports Facility Accessibility

When designing sports facilities, ensuring that they are accessible for all spectators is essential. A ramp calculator helps you determine the right slope for wheelchair access to seating areas, ensuring a welcoming environment for everyone.