OC Ramps Foundations

We are often asked the best types of foundations for a half pipe mini ramp.

Below are a few Q and A’s about where you should install your skateboard ramp.

Yes! You don’t necessarily need to buy a 10-foot level to make sure it’s 100% perfect. You just want the ramp as level as possible to the naked eye. The ramp makes an awkward feel to a skater if it’s on a slope. Should it be on dirt or cement? It does not matter as long as its level.

The ramp needs to be put on a level surface. It can be on dirt, gravel, grass, cement, etc. As long as its LEVEL!

If you place the ramp over a grass area make sure the sprinklers are not hitting the ramp with water. Cap off any sprinkler heads if the ramp is going directly on top of any sprinklers.

We do recommend it. Many of our customers that live in wet/moist areas tend to elevate their ramps using any type of block; cinder, brick, pavers, stepping stones, etc.

Elevating the ramp just helps in case of heavy rain- the water can simply flow and run under the ramp—as opposed to the ramp sitting in mud or water.

If the area in which the ramp will go is in the shade where it tends to stay muddy or wet- we most definitely recommend elevating the ramp.

The ramp can only be elevated during the construction; once the ramp is built it is near impossible to put blocks underneath.

Here are a few options that we recommend- ranging in both price and labor.

OC Ramps Option 1 Foundations: Concrete Pavers
OC Ramp examples of foundations

OC Ramps Option 2 Foundations: Pressure Treated Wood
OC Ramps Foundation Pressure Treated Wood Examples

OC Ramps Option 3 Foundations: Sandbox
Any of the methods listed above work amazing for  elevating your investment; really boils down  to preference, time & budget.