With the recent surge of both earthquakes and flooding, homeowners are looking for ways to protect their homes. One way is rock revetment installations. Here’s what you need to know about it before hiring professionals for rock revetment installation.
What is a Rock Revetment?
A rock revetment is a protective barrier for a structure such as a house or an underground parking garage. It consists of rocks, stones, and/or concrete, positioned on the ground in front of the object. The levees block water from flowing onto the base of the structure, protecting it from erosion and increasing its lifespan.
Why Hire Professionals to Install a Rock Revetment?
Installing a rock revetment at your home is an easy and inexpensive project that requires little to no technical knowledge. The downside to installing them yourself is that you could spend more time on other projects, or find yourself frustrated with missed expectations. Hiring a professional can save you both time and money, making it the smarter option.
Types of Rock Reroutes and Installs
The first step in estimating the cost of a rock retainer is to determine what type and size of rock work you’re going to have done. Additionally, you should consider the depth that the rock needs to be excavated. Because rocks vary in size and shape, you’ll want to get estimates for buying your own rocks.
Costs of Rock Reroutes and Rock Paths
The cost of Rock Reroutes and Rock Paths can vary depending on a number of factors – including the weight, size, and type of rock. The average cost for a rock route is anywhere from $10-20 per linear foot. The average cost for a rock path is anywhere from $5-$7 per linear foot.
If a lot of rain falls in your area, there is a good chance that the ground will be saturated when it comes time for rock installation. Many homeowners opt to install drains in their backyard after constructing a new patio, and these drains can cause a whole lot of damage if they are not installed properly.
In order to avoid this, some people choose to use rocks to create rock paths or reroutes throughout the property. One drawback to this technique is that rocks come at a high cost as well as significant effort.
It used to be that rock reroutes were a cost-intensive option for homeowners. However, advancements in technology allow for a much easier installation process. Now homeowners can install rock reroutes and rock paths themselves – saving them time, stress, and money.
When to Install a Rock Revetment
Rock revetments are the most common forms of retaining walls and are typically used to protect foundations, install steps, and improve drainage around plants. They come in many shapes and sizes depending on the area they are installed in.
This summer, you should try to install a rock revetment around your house. This will provide nearly permanent protection against water damage and make the outside look nicer. This is an inexpensive project that everyone can do themselves.