We'll build an attractive retaining wall that's firm, solid and will stand the test of time….

 

Whether you’re looking for retaining walls for your garden, or stone walls to create a marvellous backdrop for any entertaining occasion, a well constructed retaining wall helps you add beauty and value to your home.

 

solid, compacted base material and good drainage The most important part of any wall is a solid, straight foundation
Uncontrolled water weakens walls
If your property needs a retaining wall, or if the one you have is failing, review these descriptions of the four most common types: timber; interlocking blocks; stacked stone, brick or block; and concrete. Common Problems Although retaining walls are simple structures, a casual check around your neighborhood will reveal lots of existing walls that are bulging, cracked, or leaning. That's because most residential retaining walls have poor drainage, and many aren't built to handle the hillside they're supposed to hold back. Even small retaining walls have to contain enormous loads. A 4- foot-high, 15-foot-long wall could be holding back as much as 20 tons of saturated soil. Double the wall height to 8 feet, and you would need a wall that's eight times stronger to do the same job. With forces like these in play, you should limit your retaining wall efforts to walls under 4 feet tall (3 feet for mortarless stone). If you need a taller wall, consider step-terracing the lot with two walls half as big, or call in a landscape architect or structural engineer for the design work (have the architect or engineer inspect the site thoroughly) and experienced builders for the installation.

These handsome barriers also make inviting spots to sit, and can increase usable yard space by terracing sloped properties, something that is increasingly important as flat home sites become ever more scarce in many regions.

 

Along with sloped landscapes where water runoff causes hillside erosion, ideal locations for a retaining wall include spots downhill from soil fault lines and where the downhill side of a foundation is losing supporting soil or its uphill side is under pressure from sliding soil.

 

 

We strive to make the exterior of your home beautiful, while also adding an outdoor living space perfect for entertaining family and friends for years to come.

 

We'll build an attractive retaining wall that's firm, solid and will stand the test of time….

 

Whether you’re looking for retaining walls for your garden, or stone walls to create a marvellous backdrop for any entertaining occasion, a well constructed retaining wall helps you add beauty and value to your home.

 

solid, compacted base material and good drainage
Uncontrolled water weakens walls
TM The most important part of any wall is a solid, straight foundation
If your property needs a retaining wall, or if the one you have is failing, review these descriptions of the four most common types: timber; interlocking blocks; stacked stone, brick or block; and concrete. Common Problems Although retaining walls are simple structures, a casual check around your neighborhood will reveal lots of existing walls that are bulging, cracked, or leaning. That's because most residential retaining walls have poor drainage, and many aren't built to handle the hillside they're supposed to hold back. Even small retaining walls have to contain enormous loads. A 4-foot-high, 15-foot-long wall could be holding back as much as 20 tons of saturated soil. Double the wall height to 8 feet, and you would need a wall that's eight times stronger to do the same job. With forces like these in play, you should limit your retaining wall efforts to walls under 4 feet tall (3 feet for mortarless stone). If you need a taller wall, consider step-terracing the lot with two walls half as big, or call in a landscape architect or structural engineer for the design work (have the architect or engineer inspect the site thoroughly) and experienced builders for the installation.

These handsome barriers also make inviting spots to sit, and can increase usable yard space by terracing sloped properties, something that is increasingly important as flat home sites become ever more scarce in many regions.

 

Along with sloped landscapes where water runoff causes hillside erosion, ideal locations for a retaining wall include spots downhill from soil fault lines and where the downhill side of a foundation is losing supporting soil or its uphill side is under pressure from sliding soil.

 

 

We strive to make the exterior of your home beautiful, while also adding an outdoor living space perfect for entertaining family and friends for years to come.

 

We'll build an attractive retaining wall that's firm, solid and will stand the test of time….

 

Whether you’re looking for retaining walls for your garden, or stone walls to create a marvellous backdrop for any entertaining occasion, a well constructed retaining wall helps you add beauty and value to your home.

 

solid, compacted base material and good drainage
Uncontrolled water weakens walls
The most important part of any wall is a solid, straight foundation
If your property needs a retaining wall, or if the one you have is failing, review these descriptions of the four most common types: timber; interlocking blocks; stacked stone, brick or block; and concrete. Common Problems Although retaining walls are simple structures, a casual check around your neighborhood will reveal lots of existing walls that are bulging, cracked, or leaning. That's because most residential retaining walls have poor drainage, and many aren't built to handle the hillside they're supposed to hold back. Even small retaining walls have to contain enormous loads. A 4-foot-high, 15-foot-long wall could be holding back as much as 20 tons of saturated soil. Double the wall height to 8 feet, and you would need a wall that's eight times stronger to do the same job. With forces like these in play, you should limit your retaining wall efforts to walls under 4 feet tall (3 feet for mortarless stone). If you need a taller wall, consider step- terracing the lot with two walls half as big, or call in a landscape architect or structural engineer for the design work (have the architect or engineer inspect the site thoroughly) and experienced builders for the installation.

These handsome barriers also make inviting spots to sit, and can increase usable yard space by terracing sloped properties, something that is increasingly important as flat home sites become ever more scarce in many regions.

 

Along with sloped landscapes where water runoff causes hillside erosion, ideal locations for a retaining wall include spots downhill from soil fault lines and where the downhill side of a foundation is losing supporting soil or its uphill side is under pressure from sliding soil.

 

 

We strive to make the exterior of your home beautiful, while also adding an outdoor living space perfect for entertaining family and friends for years to come.

 

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PLANT IT EARTH NATURAL LAWN CARE
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