Decorative Retaining Wall
A retaining wall can be the perfect way to manage ground slopes, water drainage, runoff, and erosion issues. These walls can be plain borders or decorative walls that provide a distinct edge and level of definition to the separate areas of your landscape. Whether you choose a retaining based on aesthetics or functionality, our team of professionals is here to help. With our decorative retaining wall service, we can repair or replace older retaining walls to provide a newer, decorative wall that makes your space look better while also providing increased functionality! There is a myriad of options to choose from for a decorative retaining wall to suit virtually any landscape design. No matter the design you choose, you can trust that we’ll create a retaining wall that holds up for years!
Types of Decorative Retaining Walls
If you’re dealing with uneven ground around the outside of your home, then you need to have a retaining wall installed. Retaining walls provide support to the uneven soil, also known as backfill, and keep it from collapsing. We typically make retaining walls from concrete, which holds up well due to its durability and longevity. Although retaining walls primarily serve a practical purpose, this doesn’t mean that they can’t look beautiful at the same time.
Popular Types of Decorative Retaining Walls include:
Stamped Retaining Walls
One of our most popular types of decorative retaining walls is the stamped retaining wall. We can apply a stamp to your newly installed wall to mimic the look of traditional materials, such as flagstone or brick. This style of retaining wall is perfect for easily matching the other hardscape features of your home.
Living Retaining Walls
We create this retaining wall by pouring concrete slabs and laying them in a brickwork-style pattern. This forms a strong border that keeps your soil in place while leaving gaps between the concrete. These gaps can be filled with plants to create a “living” retaining wall. This type of decorative retaining wall is ideal for any homeowner who loves plants and greenery.
Custom Patterned Retaining Walls
This type of decorative retaining wall is a superb choice for those who want to add some personal flair to their retaining wall. We can hand-trowel a pattern onto your freshly poured retaining wall in whatever fashion you choose. Stains can also be utilized to bring out the patterns in your wall.
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Decorative retaining walls offer many benefits to homeowners that include:
The most important benefit of a decorative retaining wall is that it’s used to keep uneven soil in place. This protective structure prevents any pressure from being applied from the downslope movement and supports vertical or near-vertical gradients. By installing a decorative retaining, you’ll be protecting your property from any other landsides or mishaps. Our durable concrete structures are built to last.
Our concrete decorative retaining walls will last for over two decades when installed by our trusted team of expert concrete contractors. This means that your landscape will be preserved for years before you ever need any type of repairs.
It’s true that we can’t always stop nature from running its course on our property. However, we can always prepare for this circumstance. A decorative retaining wall will provide enhanced functionality around your landscape to prevent unstable soil issues, such as sinkholes, which could damage your landscape. This structure will stabilize the sloped ground and provide a level surface for inclines on your property. As a result, you’ll have a decorative addition to your landscape that simultaneously provides highly useful functionality.
Runoff from excess rainwater can damage your landscape if it’s not stopped from flooding your landscape in the first place. The best solution for this runoff is by having us install a decorative retaining wall. This will effectively reduce the amount and the speed of the excess water before it touches your yard. Not only will this protect your landscape design, but it will also prevent flooding from occurring in these areas.
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Maintaining your landscape is difficult enough without the worry of rainwater runoff and the erosion of extensive soil and rock sections that can damage your property and cause serious damage. A decorative retaining wall will protect your landscape design and allow you to more easily maintain it. This added protection can save you hours moving loose soil and replacing flower beds due to collapsed sections of dirt.
One of the most notable benefits of a decorative retaining wall is in the name itself! This type of retaining wall will add a decorative element to your landscape in addition to its functionality. This addition can improve the appearance of your property significantly through its aesthetically pleasing design. With a touch of your personal creativity, a decorative retaining wall can be used to give your property a unique look that sets it apart from the crowd!
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DIY or Hire a Professional?
Do It Yourself
Installing a decorative retaining wall is a complex project. Choosing the proper materials, correct placement, and type of drainage can be a daunting task for beginner builders. Knowing the pros and cons of specific materials isn’t always apparent for novice do-it-yourselfers. Some materials will require more experience to work with than others, such as poured concrete. A mistake in this structure’s installation process can result in the wall failing to properly hold the loose soil back.
Hire a Professional
When you rely on a professional to build your decorative retaining wall, you can rest assured that you’re receiving work from experienced professionals that have the proper tools and equipment for this type of project. Thanks to this proper equipment and experience, a professional will typically finish your retaining wall much faster. Not to mention, you can avoid making costly, simple mistakes when you choose a professional to build your wall.
Why Choose Us?
When you choose us to build your decorative retaining wall, you can trust that you’re getting some of the best services in the industry. Our team has more than three decades of experience shared between us. We are fully licensed and insured to handle your concrete retaining wall. Our license number is MHIC# 47709.
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall can a retaining wall be?
There are a few different factors that determine how high you can have your decorative retaining wall built. One of the most important factors is the soil that your wall will be built on. It’s vital to consider the grade, condition of the soil, and groundwater. Our team of experts will work with you to determine every aspect of your new decorative retaining wall to ensure that it’s built to the proper height for your needs.
What are segmental retaining walls?
Blocks or slabs stacked in an interlocking pattern, such as the living retaining wall that we mentioned earlier that creates segments along your wall, is known as a segmental retaining wall. This is different from some of our other types of retaining walls, usually a solid piece of poured concrete. The blocks are specifically placed to ensure that the fit is tight, and the final product will be just as strong as a solid retaining wall.