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Question DetailsAsked on 5/4/2014

Is there anyone one there that can suggest or provide railing in driveway.

I need a user friendly and accessible rail on each side of slanted driveway for easier access up and down the driveway. It is not huge and yet know it would be a fortune to tear up the driveway and would like decent accessible handy rails to hold onto as far as walking down slanted driveway as well as walking up the driveway HELP It is hot a huge driveway but would be great to have accessible rails on each side. I live in Merritt Island - -anyone out there that does this work and suggestions?

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This would be difficult along a drive - both to avoid blocking car door opening, and to minimize risk of it being damaged by being hit by a car. While a General Contractor or a specialty railing or maybe fence contractor could install a railing (or even a rail fence that could be used as a railing by you without looking like one), unless it is set a few feet outside the driveway edge it will really restrict driveway use. However, if you have a wide drive relative to the width you use, a fencing contractor could install posts right along the edge and put a railing or handrail-topped fence there.

To avoid making it too intrusive on driveway space for future owners, I would suggest having a General, Fencing or maybe Landscape contractor put in a paver or crushed stone (better for traction if in snowy/icy areas) 3 foot wide walkway along the edge the driveway, with an outside edge fence or handrail installed there with concreted-in posts (for rigidity) - that would leave room for car door opening.

Obviously, if you can use either hand on the rail, then you only need it on one side of the driveway - guide on it with left hand going down and right hand coming back up, or vice versa depending on which side of the drive it is on.

Cost - you are probably talking $30-40/LF, either for metal pipe railing or for a wood rail fence (which you would want to be sure the top rail of is highly sanded and sealed for smoothness). A crushed stone path probably around $20/LF additional.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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