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Long Island Retaining Wall Installations

Retaining walls for a driveway is a very common type of retaining wall to install. Oftentimes, the best time to install a new retaining wall is after those wet and rainy spring months. Of course, emergencies happen and sometimes you need to install is as soon as possible. But when it is possible, waiting until a drier season is preferable. You will get better, longer-lasting results. And with our expertise, you do not have to worry about replacing that new retaining wall for your driveway any time soon.

For more information about installing a retaining wall for your driveway, please reach out to us today. Learn more about retaining walls and their overall cost to install. When you reach out, we can go over the various options available to you. We build retaining walls for a driveway that is for your home or for your business. If you require a retaining wall, we are the contractors for you! Many across Long Island, New York turn to us for the professional installation of retaining walls. We work in many of the towns in Suffolk County on Long Island, including Rocky Point, Sound Beach, Miller Place and Wading River.

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Before moving forward, read on to learn more about installing a retaining wall for your driveway and the various considerations at play.

Driveway Considerations For Retaining Wall Installation

driveway retaining wallThere are some common considerations when thinking about a retaining wall for your driveway. As experts, we can help you go through these factors and sort out what is most important for your situation. Here are some key details to consider before we build the retaining walls for your driveway.

Consider the Load

The number one factor to consider is the size of the load when building a fill retaining wall. There are big differences between the size of cars and trucks, so making sure the load is accurate assures a safe, long-lasting retaining wall. You do not want any undue pressure on the driveway or the way. So planning this out correctly is crucial.

Proper Draining

Similar to other landscaping elements for your home, proper drainage is key. Water is harmful and dangerous to the integrity of the driveway and the retaining walls. Not having proper draining can result in water collecting in the wrong places, thus causing damage to the driveway. And not only that, but it could also cause problems to other areas of your home, including your yard and other surrounding structures, are vulnerable to flooding.

Check for Underground Lines

Building a retaining wall is a big project and there are certain safety aspects to consider. As professionals, we will check for any underground lines that may cause an issues. Or get in touch with someone who has the records. But rest assured, this aspect will be covered when you turn to us for your retaining wall installation.

Retaining Walls with Guard Rails

You can keep your property safe and have guard rails installed along with the retaining wall. There are certain safety considerations when you add guard rails to the retaining walls of your driveway. We will make sure these guard rails are both safe and aesthetically pleasing.

Head Walls

Head walls, or commonly called culverts, offer help when there is a ditch or undulation in the spot where you are planning to install the retaining wall for your driveway. A head wall, which is built at a pipe outlet, allows for safe usage of the driveway and directs water away. In a nutshell, a head wall directs water flow in order to support and protect the driveway from erosion. On top of that, it improves drainage efficiency.

The Importance of Design

As with any home project, the design of the retaining walls for your driveway goes a long way and can take into consideration everything mentioned above. When we work on any retaining wall, we consider all these factors and design a wall that will work best for your home and driveway.