As a concrete company there are fewer things that make us cringe more than a poorly designed retaining wall that’s falling apart. What’s even worse is when it’s one of those real nice looking masonry retaining walls that’s crumbling down. We know that the wall potentially cost the property owner a pretty penny. The poor design ultimately led to its demise. What’s worse, a lot of times the companies that built these walls in the first place are nowhere to be found when you want repairs. Luckily, we are here to help. Our number one goal with retaining walls is to design them in such a way that we give them a chance to hold up.
The Prep Work That Goes Into Creating A Retaining Wall
One of the main things that make retaining walls fail is bad prep work or a total lack of prep work in the building process. This may seem like an obvious thing to say, but at times when folks try to build these structures themselves they don’t take into account the amount of water and soil that are going to put pressure on the wall at a given time. You can mitigate that through excavation and different techniques to compress the soil as well. We can help you find the best procedure for your particular need.
A Sturdy Wall That Looks The Part
We’ve mentioned that our first goal with retaining walls is making sure that they are able to hold up accordingly. That doesn’t mean though that the wall has to be a blob of concrete that’s doing its best to hold back loose soil. We can build masonry walls, add different types of textures to concrete walls. In short, we can make your wall look the part for sure!
Repairs To Existing Retaining Walls
If you have a retaining wall that’s looking like it’s ready to come down we can go over and check out the situation. Some retaining walls that are having trouble holding up are going to be salvageable. At the same time, there could be walls that are beyond help if you will. In any of these cases though it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure that we’re able to prevent a major collapse or even landslide in the process. Give us a call if you need help with an existing retaining wall!
Creating Unique Spaces With Retaining Walls
Are you looking to create a retaining wall in an effort to create a flower bed or other type of garden feature? We’d have to say that there are a wide variety of retaining walls that we’re going to be able to create. If you want to add different types of features in the structures that we create, ideally let us know ahead of time what you have in mind. That way we’ll be able to accommodate the different structures that we create to what you’re looking for in the look and feel aspect of the property.