One unique distinction of the Oakland Hill, Montclair, and Piedmont areas are that homes offer stunning hillside views thanks to meandering roads that weave throughout the hills and valleys of the region. Unfortunately, this uneven terrain often makes traditional construction difficult. Homes are designed so that common areas and bedrooms overlook the hill with the front of the home even with the street. Many homes require customized features such as Bridge driveways to access the home or garage.
Bridge builds require considerable planning that may include soil testing, consideration for surrounding landscape and wildlife, and securing permits from local jurisdictions. In the case of the Oakland Hills area where there is a warm and humid climate, considerations must be made for building materials that will maintain the structural integrity of the bridge but also hold up well against the elements. With proper care and routine maintenance, a driveway bridge can last for decades.
Managing the numerous construction factors is actually somewhat of an asset when it comes to bridge driveways; every bridge is unique. It is customized not only to the legal and structural specifications of the project, but also to the aesthetic requests of the homeowner. Bridges can be built in a variety of designs using any number of materials. The homeowner has the opportunity to work closely with the project engineer to create something that is not only functional but also enhances the look and feel of the property.
A bridge driveway can pose construction challenges, and that is why it is important to find a construction company that has experience in building spanning structures that are safe, reliable, and visually stunning.Contact us for a free estimate and to learn more about our expertise in building bridge driveways.