Concrete Retaining Walls
When it comes to building a retaining wall, there are so many different things to consider, because, at the root of it all, a retaining wall is no different from a structure like a bridge for example. We make that comparison because a retaining wall is designed with the idea of holding weight. After all, it needs to retain all the soil. In the same way that a bridge needs to carry weight. Therefore the design is very important because if your retaining wall breaks you will be sitting with far bigger problems. Concrete is a perfect material for your retaining wall, and we will tell you exactly why.
The Main Purpose
A retaining wall is built with one goal in mind and that is to retain the soil behind it which means your wall needs to be very strong. This is why concrete is the ideal material to use because it is strong and offers longevity so that your retaining wall will always be properly supported. So regardless of if your retaining wall is residential or commercial, we are the concrete company to ensure that you have a retaining wall that stands the test of time. So if that sounds good to you, then get in touch with us so that we can discuss the options available.
The location of your retaining wall becomes very important because you need to have a great understanding of the layout of your property. Although retaining walls can look good and add a certain aesthetic appeal, it is important to remember that at its root, this is a functional wall which means that it needs to be designed and planned by professional contractors who understand the task at hand so that you retaining wall actually does what it is supposed to do. This is where professional services like ours really come in handy because we offer a wealth of knowledge that won't let you down.
Most people are not aware of this, but one of the biggest reasons why a retaining wall can fail is because of a lack of drainage. If there is no proper drainage in place, then there will be a water build-up in the soil which will lead to excess weight which the retaining wall will then need to carry. This is where proper planning really pays off because with proper drainage all of that can be avoided. This is a benefit of using high-quality contractors like us, because if you use our services, then you will be fortunate enough to never have an issue with drainage for your retaining wall.
Different Retaining Walls
Before just going out and having a retaining wall, there are a few different types that are best utilized in specific scenarios that deserve consideration. Depending on your needs, we will need to evaluate which one suits them best. For example, you get a gravity retaining wall which uses its own weight to keep the soil in place. Then you also get segmental retaining walls which consist of interlocking units. Cantilevered walls work based on using leverage to hold up the soil. So as you can see, there are quite a few to choose from, so call us and chat with one of our specialists about which type of retaining wall will work for you.