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## How do you calculate the angle of a shed ramp?

Ideally, you want 2 inches of rise for every 12 inches of run. This will give you a **slope** of 11 to 12 degrees. For instance, if you have a **shed** door that is 4 inches above ground level, you need a **ramp** that is 2 feet long.

## What is the maximum allowable slope for a ramp?

The maximum recommended slope of ramps is **1:20**. Steeper slopes may be allowed in special cases depending on the length to be covered (fig. 4). Ramps should be provided with landings for resting, maneuvering and avoiding excessive speed.

## How do you install a shed on a slope?

- Determine the degree of unevenness on the
**shed**site. - Solve modest
**slope**problems by excavating a high side and**building**up the soil on a low side so foundation blocks are set with tops level. - Use pier and beam construction for steeper
**slopes**. - Move the
**shed**location if the uneven site is an area of heavy water runoff.

## How do you calculate the length of a ramp?

**Determining Ramp Length**:

**Measure** total rise (how many inches from lower level to upper level) and divide by the slope.

## How do you cut a stringer for a ramp?

Use a circular saw to **cut** triangular **stringers** based on your rise and slope measurements. The nominal size of the boards you select depends on the **ramp** rise. For example, 2- x 6-inch lumber could be used as **stringers** if the rise is less than 5 1/2-inches; a rise greater than that would require a 2- x 8-inch board.