Retaining walls are not only built in the landscape for aesthetic purposes, they are needed for their critical functions, particularly in improving safety and utilitarian function of the outdoor area. For example, a small area can have additional functional space by installing a retaining wall. The new space can be used for patio installation, sitting area, and other outdoor living features. It is also the perfect structure to build if the property has slopes that can erode over time.
BUILDING A RETAINING WALL
As mentioned, only professionals should handle the design and installation of retaining walls on your property. We at Naturescapes Landscaping have the skills, experience, and the required tools for the job. In addition, we have a clear understanding of lateral earth pressure, wall stability, and soil conditions. These factors will help us determine the type of retaining wall to build. As expert wall builders we will also consider your design preferences when building a retaining wall on your property.
As certified installers we have decades of experience in the design and installation of this particular hardscape feature. In fact, the walls that we built for clients in Morris, Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren and Sussex, NJ years ago are still in their prime conditions today. These are proofs of our competency in the field of retaining wall installation. Please call us at (973) 828-0779 so we can discuss the details of your outdoor improvement project.
There are important factors that must be considered when choosing the retaining wall design. These include the wall’s height and length, the topography of the land, the design preferences of the property owner, and the intended function of the wall. Selecting the right material is also important since it will affect the aesthetic appeal and durability of the wall. The usual options for retaining walls are segmental concrete blocks, natural stone and landscape timbers. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important that we determine the most appropriate material for your project.