Retaining walls offer a perfect solution for outdoor spaces characterized by slopes or hills. Our team of experienced professionals works closely with you to design and install a customized retaining wall tailored to your specific needs and budget.

In addition to addressing erosion and drainage concerns, retaining walls serve as visually captivating enhancements for your outdoor area. We offer a variety of material choices, including natural stone, brick, and concrete blocks, enabling us to create a unique and visually appealing retaining wall that complements your home’s architectural style. Furthermore, we have the capability to incorporate landscaping and lighting elements to elevate the overall aesthetic of your retaining wall.

Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) systems offer a combination of flexibility and structural strength. They are constructed using specialized wall blocks specifically engineered to endure the surcharge or pressure exerted on them from behind the wall. These wall blocks come with detailed engineering specifications provided by the manufacturers, which are meticulously adhered to during the installation process to guarantee the durability of your retaining wall. The end result is a retaining wall that not only serves its functional purpose but also adds an appealing aesthetic touch to your outdoor space.

How to Repair a Retaining Wall

If your retaining wall is failing, our team can help you fix it. Typically the reason why retaining walls fail is because they do not have a proper drainage system in behind the retaining wall causing the wall to lean forward due to the pressure placed on the wall. Additionally not having a embedded course will cause the wall to kick out or building the wall too tall for the type of block will cause a wall to fail.

We follow the manufacturer’s drawings for their wall installation to ensure that we are building the wall exactly as it was intended with the proper drainage in behind the wall to capture and exit water from the system.

Cross-Section of a Retaining Wall

Compacting the subsoil ensures we are building on top of a firm foundation that will not settle.

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Geotextile separates the subsoil from the base material so that there is no contamination between the two.

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We install and compact 6″ to 8″ of 3/4″ angular crushed clean stone for our base material.

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A perforated pipe is installed to collect incidental water and remove it from the system.

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A drainage area behind the wall ensures that water moves freely through the system without collecting in behind the wall and putting pressure on the wall.

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Wall units are installed on the base material with a minimum 6″ embedment. A batter can be placed on the wall that sets the wall back to add to the resistance to the force being placed on the wall.

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A cap is adhered to the top of the wall and topsoil is placed behind it on top of the non-woven geotextile.

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After the excavation, we compact the subsoil so that we are building our base on a foundation that is not going to settle.

Geotextile is laid to separate the subsoil from the base material to ensure no contamination and reinforce the base material. Geogrid is also used to help stabilize our base material.

The base material is installed and compacted. The depth depends on the project. For patios and walkways we install a 6″ to 8″ base and for driveways we install a 12″ to 14″ base.

The wall block is leveled on the base material and built up with a cap placed on top to finish the wall. A minimum 6″ is embedded below the final grade to ensure a stable wall.

A drainage pipe is installed behind the wall to capture any incidental water and to exit it from the system.

A drainage area behind the wall is installed along with the wall with 3/4″ clear stone (no fines) so that water moves through the system with ease.

How We Install a Retaining Wall

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