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, for an effective, long-lasting wall it’s a good idea to trust the job to a professional.
We are certified as wall builders through National Concrete Masonry Association and preferred contractors at Mutual Materials. We can help in all aspects of your wall-building project including design, grading, excavation, drainage and wall construction.
Home show display. Block retaining walls easily create a manicured look for your yard. An interesting bed filled with colorful flowers adds visual appeal and an upscale feel. Plantings can be tailored to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, or used as a cutting or vegetable garden. Bulbs, shrubs and trees can also be combined to offer striking arrangements with evergreen interest year round.