How to Install a Retaining Wall

Retaining Walls, Las Vegas, NVWhen a landscaping project is being planned, the landscape designers take aspects like the size of the property, presence of sloping land etc. and may have to build retaining walls at certain points before constructing any outdoor features.

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Retaining Wall

Sloping land on a property can be problematic as it doesn’t allow the designers clear space to create features such as a driveway, pathways, walkways, outdoor kitchens or decks and patios etc. The land would have to first be excavated before any of these features can be constructed. But that leaves some portion of the soil exposed and this is where retaining walls have to be built to provide support to the landscape.

Retaining Wall Blocks

These are Concrete Masonry Units that are large blocks used to build retaining walls. They are a very cost-effective option and the installation is very fast as well. Since they are so strong and durable, they are the perfect material for outdoor spaces. Since concrete has a very plain look, many people prefer to get these walls clad with brick/stone veneer, which adds to the ambience of the outdoor spaces.

Concrete Blocks

These are modular concrete blocks that have an interlocking design. Since the construction of these walls is quick, it reduces the cost of the installation. They need very little maintenance & you can enhance the appearance of these retaining walls by affixing brick/natural stone veneer on them. The retaining wall systems are available in different styling and the landscapers can build walls that add to the integrity of your landscaping.

Building a Retaining Wall

Retaining wall construction is a very specialized job and when you are looking for a company to handle this job for you, you should ensure that the company has experience in this field. You should hire retaining wall specialists for the job as they have the expertise to provide you the kind of solutions you need.

Retaining Wall Design

One of the things that any property owner wants is that the retaining walls built on their property, should be strong and durable. This means the walls have to be engineered to perfection. At times the designers might incorporate features such as in-built seating or recessed lighting. They may also have features like planters added to the wall design, which lends the wall dual functionality. If stone walls are being built, it’s best to get stone masons to construct these walls for you.

Block Wall

Walls made of concrete blocks are the ideal option to provide the landscape the support it needs. Since concrete is a very economical material and building the wall is considerably less time-consuming, the overall cost of the structure is also quite low. You can choose to add stone/brick veneer to the concrete surface to improve its appearance.

Having a well-balanced and resilient retaining wall is a lot about ensuring that you hire skilled and experienced landscape professionals for the job. When you engage the services of a company like Scapes and Stones, you are assured of solutions that fit in perfectly with your requirements and budget.


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