Retaining Walls And Wall Seating
Hardscaping That Stops Soil Erosion and Serves Other Purposes
Retaining walls are used to convert slopes to one or more flat areas. These flat areas can then be used as additional planting space. Retaining walls are also helpful in preventing soil erosion. There are three types of retaining walls. Sheer Piling Retaining Walls are driven into the ground. These only work when the soil is soft. Cantilevered Retaining walls are ‘L’ shaped with the bottom part of the L being a slab that is held down by the weight of the soil above it. Gravity Retaining Walls use the weight of the wall itself to hold the back the soil behind it. All of the above walls can be additionally strengthened using anchors that can be driven into the earth behind the wall.
Wall seating can be built either as part of retaining walls or free standing, usually as part of a patio. Adding fire pits or other fire or water features is also common.
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Facts About Retaining Wall and Wall Seating
Do I need a permit to build a retaining wall?
It depends on your local building codes. As a part of the work our team will make sure that all applicable codes and permit requirements are met.
Is a retaining wall expensive?
The cost of building a retaining wall varies depending on the size and materials used.
What’s the lifespan of a retaining wall?
Retaining walls can last for many years if built correctly and maintained regularly.
Should I add a fence on the top of my retaining wall?
If the wall is tall, it is usually advisable to install a fence above the retaining wall
Will water from pooling behind the wall a concern?
Adequate drainage is added behind the wall to prevent water from pooling.
Here Is How We Help You
Call Us To Consult
When you call, we will discuss your project with you and then schedule a visit.
We Visit Your Property
Once we see the site, we can advise you of the right options and give you an estimate
We Complete The Work
On a pre-scheduled date our crew will arrive and complete the work as agreed.
Ongoing Support & Care
We will follow up on the work and provide ongoing care for your trees, if needed.