Retaining Walls

A retaining wall is a structure that holds or retains soil behind it. There are many types of materials that can be used to create retaining walls like concrete blocks, poured concrete, treated timbers and rocks or boulders. Some are easy to use, others have a shorter life span, but all can retain soil. 

 

Several questions must be considered in order to build the proper type of retaining wall. For example, is the soil sand, clay, or something in between? What is above the wall - a driveway or something heavier like a pool? Will the ground above or below the wall be level or sloped? What is the height of the wall? All of these factors will determine whether you will need a Gravity Retaining Wall or an Engineered/Reinforced Retaining Wall.

 

Over the years many different retaining wall materials have helped to alter the landscape in which we live. Common retaining wall products include treated timbers as well as, natural boulders, and many different types of concrete block.

 

While wood is often an inexpensive and simple choice for a retaining wall, its short lifespan makes it a poor choice. As the wood decomposes, so does your retaining wall and the integrity of your usable space. Block and boulders can create beautiful retaining walls, but the installation of these materials can be expensive and labor intensive but is always a smart investment.

 

At Level Action, we have the team, equipment, and expertise to create a unique and powerful addition to your property. Call us Today for a Free estimate

 

 

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