Retaining walls are used as barriers to hold parts of an existing lawn or soil. They can be added to lawns that are multilevel or for decorative purposes to add depth and structure. Typically made from concrete, retaining walls are designed to hold large amounts of plants and soil behind their structures.

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Function

Retaining walls like stamped concretes are using in landscaping and building to help deter large amounts of soil from a particular area. The use of retaining walls can also prevent erosion and flooding, as they’re designed to function as strengtheners to the outdoor landscape. For elevated areas that wouldn’t benefit from being leveled, retaining walls can be installed to help keep the soil and foundation in place without disrupting the rest of the land area. The use of retaining walls has become increasingly popular in outdoor spaces that have stairs, bridges, or multiple levels of the yard.

Gravity Wall

A gravity wall is one of the many types of retaining walls available. Made from poured concrete and erected at a vertical angle, gravity walls are somewhat freestanding above ground and are able to provide a significant amount of support. They’re reinforced with building and mounting blocks below the surface to avoid tipping and can be customized to your desired height and color accordingly. From a distance, the shape of a gravity wall resembles a wedge and is strategically implanted into the ground to prevent damage and hold more weight. Gravity walls typically come with standard measurements that are recommend for them to achieve maximum height and weight, which we follow thoroughly.

Reinforcement Wall

While not a retaining wall variation of its own, reinforcement walls are those that are added to existing walls for protective strength. They’re often required for older or deteriorating walls that need an extra layer of protection. They can be added to any other type of retaining wall such a gravity wall, anchored wall, or piling, and are tailored to fit the engineered shape of each one. Reinforcement retaining walls can be made from a geogrid materials which is inserted into the crevices of the existing wall for added stability. Thought the reinforcement wall is not a completed wall per se, it has elements that secure it into the locks of the current wall, making it stronger and sturdier.

Precision

As with all of our concrete and concrete-related services, we’re committed to providing the highest level of quality and this is done through our precision and attention to detail. Each of our retaining walls is measured precisely to ensure that they are able to stand and hold the appropriate amount of weight and at a particular angle. Our in-house team of concrete experts enlist the help of engineers that are able to calculate the right measurements and angles at which to design each type of retaining wall. Through this precision, we’re better able to guarantee our stamp of expertise in each of the retaining walls we help to create and install

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