- By Handy Man
We'd like to review a new (to us) product for you. A special thank you to Patty Brehm at Handi-Ramp for sending us six non slip silver treads for us to try out.
The snow is starting to melt, so I decided it was time to start working on an outdoor project. This weekend, I installed the treads on my shed ramp.
Ever since I finished the shed last fall, I’ve wanted something to provide grip on the ramp. The ramp is in the shade all day, and dampness causes it to get a bit slick, which can be dangerous when moving my equipment in and out.
This project took about half an hour to complete. The tools required were: a measuring tape, a rafter square, and a Dewalt cordless drill. The fasteners I used to anchor the treads were 1 and 5/8 inch stainless steel decking screws, which we picked up at Lowe’s.
The first step was marking the layout. The ramp has 12 boards, and I was installing 6 treads. I measured and marked the center of every other board on the ramp. Using my rafter square, I then traced a straight line across the width of the boards.
The treads have pre-drilled mounting holes for easy installation. Aligning the treads for fastening was as simple as lining up the center mounting holes with the line I had just marked on the boards. The treads were a little bowed, so I anchored the center first and then worked towards each end. This was to ensure that they would lie flat against the wood.
These treads were exactly what I needed, and they were also a breeze to install. Please visit Handi-Ramp for the complete line of residential and industrial products, all made right here in the USA since 1958.
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