Before we even start talking about how we want to make a retaining wall look we must keep in mind that these structures have a very clear purpose. Usually around here what we are trying to avoid are landslides and things of that nature that could currently be affecting your property. We also create some retaining walls to serve as garden areas. We have to know though, exactly how much force is going to be bearing down on a particular area. From there, we need to pick the right spot to build a wall to ensure that it won’t be falling apart any time soon.
Why Do Retaining Walls Fail?
In our mind, the first step that we would need to take to make sure that we are able to build a retaining wall that has a chance to hold up, is to understand some of the main challenges that each particular wall is going to be facing. More often than not retaining walls come apart because of moisture issues. Naturally, then we are going to need to find a way to equip the wall with proper drainage. If we need to add extra support in some areas we need to make sure that we do that.
Hardened Concrete Walls
Which type of walls would you be expecting us to create? For the most part, we are going to be setting hardened concrete walls to serve as retaining walls. If you are looking to build a masonry wall, for example, we may be able to help in adding support to the wall. We could work hand in hand with other companies if need be. If you have a project in mind don’t be shy about giving us a call. There is a good chance that we are going to be able to help you out.
How Large Can A Retaining Wall Be?
One of the common mistakes that we see people make with these types of structures is that they think that by creating a huge wall this is somehow going to make it less likely to see it crumble down. That’s not exactly the case. We’ve built small retaining walls that did their part because they were set up correctly. Applying the right amount of force on key spots to prevent soil erosion from being the end of the wall. That being said, if you want to build a larger wall that’s not a problem. We can work on larger scale projects for you.
Restoring A Retaining Wall That’s In Trouble
We get a lot of these calls. You’ve had a wall set up but for one reason or another it wasn’t able to hold up and now understandably you need help. What we can say is that you should try and spot problems early. If you do, there is a chance that we may be able to add support to the existing structure to keep from falling over. If not the other option is to simply tear things down and start over!