Retaining walls are built for a variety of purposes including slope management, drainage and erosion control, and aesthetic reasons.
A retaining wall can help define a flowerbed or can be incorporated with a drainage system to prevent erosion and control water flow on slopes. Retaining walls can be constructed out of a variety of materials including concrete, natural stones, timber, or blocks.
At Environmental Property Services, we have experience designing and constructing retaining walls of all shapes, sizes and styles. Whether you need a small two-foot retaining wall or a massive 300-foot long and twelve-foot tall retaining wall, we can handle retaining wall projects of any size. As a leading company in the Triangle, we offer both residential and commercial retaining wall construction services.
Benefits of Retaining Wall Construction
Retaining walls are typically carefully engineered systems that are capable of holding back tons of saturated soil and preventing soil erosion, which can cause foundation damage or damage surrounding landscapes. A retaining wall can also be used to increase useable yard space by terracing sloped property. Retaining walls can be designed to increase the aesthetic appeal of an outdoor space, and low retaining walls can also add a natural bench or seating area.
Common places where a retaining wall may be needed include sloped landscapes where water runoff is causing hillside erosion. This can include spots downhill from soil fault lines as well as places where the downhill side of a foundation is losing supporting soil or where the uphill side of a foundation is under excess pressure from sliding soil. At Environmental property services, we will carefully consider any soil erosion or drainage problems you may have in order to develop the ideal retaining wall or other erosion control solution for your needs.
Types of Retaining Walls
When you are planning a retaining wall construction project, there are four main types of retaining walls that are available from which to choose. At Environmental property services, we are capable of designing and building retaining walls out of timber, interlocking concrete blocks, natural stone, and concrete. Each of these types of retaining walls offers different advantages and drawbacks to consider. When determining the best type of retaining wall for any commercial or residential construction project, factors to consider include aesthetic preference, budget, wall size, and durability or longevity. The experts Environmental property services will help you decided which type of retaining wall is best for your commercial or residential retaining wall project.