Retaining Wall Services
Not All Walls were created equal
When it comes to landscaping, quality retaining walls are essential features for residential and commercial properties. Whether you’re protecting your home from flooding or mitigating erosion on a construction site, properly installed retaining walls can provide better protection than other construction methods—including the use of sandbags, sheet piling, or building an earthen bank. Retaining walls not only keep properties safe but also create visually appealing boundary lines between plots of land.
Decorative or load bearing retaining walls.
While decorative retaining walls are primarily intended to enhance the aesthetics of a landscape, load bearing retaining walls are specifically designed to support the weight of the soil behind them. Load bearing walls must be constructed using structurally sound materials and techniques to ensure their durability and stability. Conversely, decorative retaining walls typically prioritize visual appeal and may use less robust materials, such as interlocking blocks or railroad ties. It is essential to consider the purpose and context of the retaining wall before selecting the appropriate type. Our team is always available to assist you with any of your questions.
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Residential & Commercial Retaining Walls
Residential retaining walls are generally built using smaller blocks and panels that can be installed by a homeowner with minimal effort. The size of these blocks is typically no more than a few feet in height, so they don’t require significant structural support or heavy-duty tools for installation. Commercial retaining walls, on the other hand, are much larger and require specialized equipment and professional contractors to put them together. These larger walls tend to use heavier materials like concrete blocks, bricks or stone slabs which require more sophisticated construction techniques to ensure their stability over time. Additionally, commercial retaining walls often have drainage systems incorporated into their construction, which are necessary to protect the integrity of the soil and other materials behind them.
No matter what option you choose, though, having a well-constructed retaining wall is an essential part of preserving the beauty and value of your land. It also helps reduce soil erosion and can even provide extra privacy in some cases. With the right design and installation, a retaining wall can be an invaluable asset to your home or business. So make sure to do your research before you commit!
4 Key Benefits of a Quality Retaining Wall
Prevent Soil Erosion
Visual Focal Points
Provide Structural Support
Increase Property Value
Types of Materials Used in Building Retaining Walls
Retaining walls are essential in controlling soil erosion and land movement, but they’re also expected to complement the overall look of the space they occupy. To accomplish this, we use a wide range of materials to choose from when constructing retaining walls. Concrete blocks, timbers, stone, and brick are some of the common materials used in building retaining walls. Concrete blocks are durable and sturdy, making them an excellent choice for larger walls that need to hold back significant amounts of soil. Natural stone options like granite and limestone are sturdy and can last for decades. Brick is often preferred for its aesthetic appeal, but it tends to be less sturdy than other materials. Lastly, treated wood timbers are an affordable option and are ideal for shorter retaining walls. By understanding the various material options and their strengths, builders can create an attractive, durable, and functional retaining wall.