Retaining walls are carefully engineered systems that are capable of holding back tons of saturated soil and preventing soil erosion, which can cause foundation damage or damage to surrounding landscapes. A retaining wall can also be used to increase usable yard space by terracing sloped property. They can be designed to increase the aesthetic appeal of a landscape, and low retaining walls can add a natural bench or seating area.
The cost of retaining walls:
Retaining wall cost varies depending on the size, material used, and the design. However, don’t let cost be the only deciding factor. Material quality and workmanship are critical. The structural integrity of your concrete retaining wall is crucial to safety and durability. Sub-standard design, materials and construction could mean unnecessary repair expenses, or worse, having to redo it entirely.
Types of retaining walls:
1. Timber Retaining Walls: These types of walls are affordable and that can be used for low- to mid-height wall construction projects. They complement contemporary and rustic looks.
2. Interlocking Block Retaining Walls: These types of retaining walls use one of several interlocking block systems, which are generally made of concrete or cement. They are aesthetically appealing and can be found in a variety of shapes, textures, and colors to fit any style. It is durable and can be used for small or large walls up to 20 feet high.
3. Natural Stone Retaining Walls: These types of walls can be constructed using stone, brick, or cinder block. They can be stacked, non-mortared stones or mortared stones. Stone retaining walls can create a rustic look while brick retaining walls offers a more formal style. These walls typically are extremely effective in holding against soil erosion.
4. Concrete Retaining Walls: These types of walls are typically very strong and durable. They can be used effectively for small or large projects. While bare concrete is not particularly appealing, concrete retaining walls can be covered with a stone veneer or special forms can be used to improve their look.
Over the years we have come across many properties in need of retaining walls in order to build the landscape the homeowner desired. We have experience designing and constructing retaining walls of all shapes, sizes and styles. We can handle any size from a small two-foot wall to a massive 300-foot long wall.
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