Why Choose a Pitless Elevator?

by | Jun 27, 2021 | Elevators

If you’ve shopped around for home elevators, you’ve likely noticed that many elevators require excavation for a pit. There are plenty of reasons why a homeowner wouldn’t want a pit, from ripping up antique flooring to disrupting the design layout; even concerns about altering your home’s foundation may factor into your decision.

Thankfully, pitless elevators provide the same easy, convenient accessibility as their traditional counterparts without the hassle of excavation. RAM’s home elevator products all feature a compact, pitless, machine room-less (MRL), low-overhead Smart Space Design that save space, time, and money in both installation and throughout their life cycle.

Learn more about the benefits of RAM’s pitless elevators below.

Preserve Your Home

Many homes simply don’t have a layout that will accommodate a traditional elevator easily. This is especially true of older or historic properties; the last thing any homeowner wants is to dramatically alter their home to make room for an elevator. Certain features – such as radiant floor heating or one-of-a-kind flooring surfaces – may make traditional elevators impossible.

In these cases, pitless elevators provide a simple, elegant solution to these challenges. A pitless, machine room-less home elevator minimizes disruption to your home by taking up less space, allowing you to enjoy all of the convenience and mobility with none of the lost space.

Save Time & Money on Installation

Whether you’re adding an elevator to your current home or incorporating it into a new design, excavating a pit to accommodate a traditional home elevator can be expensive and time-consuming.

Because pitless elevators require little to no excavation, they can be installed more easily than traditional home elevators. Easier installation means less construction, lower costs, less time spent without access to parts of your home.

Pitless Elevators with RAM

RAM’s complete range of residential home elevators are engineered for comfort and convenience from top-to-bottom. Our pitless (with 3″ ramp) and 3″ maximum pitted elevators feature industry-leading low-profile designs that save homeowners space, money, and time, all without sacrificing long-term performance and reliability. RAM’s proprietary electric drive system offers reliable, whisper-quiet power without the maintenance, costs, and inconvenience typically found in home elevators, while self-lubricating polymer guides keep your ride smooth and quiet for decades to come.

Whether you’re searching for valuecomfort, or luxury in your home elevator, RAM offers mobility solutions suitable for both new and existing homes, providing a higher level of comfort and performance than anything else on the market today.


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