Landscaping Retaining wall

Often, we find that spaces that we intend to build sit on the contour land or landscape with uneven topography. The contour land imposes certain structures to respond with and one strategy that we can use to make desirable space in this situation is by building a retaining wall.

Typical of a retaining wall will specifically design holding soil on one side and free standing on the other. Retaining wall assist to accommodate changes in grade in a contour land. The typical structure of this wall allows steeper cuts to a slope to yield more usable space on a cut-and-fill hillside lot. There is no end to the benefits of these heavy barriers, but they can be costly and must be strictly constructed to prevent failure.

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Retaining walls are divided into two types divided by their height. Firstly, is walls under four feet are designed and built by your contractor or per a landscape architect’s drawing. Second, retaining walls over four feet require much larger footings due to the increased lateral earth pressure. It must be designed by an engineer who will specify the size and extent of footings and the amount of steel reinforcement required according to strict loading calculations.

The retaining walls are also often used in creating a certain landscape, responding to the uneven soil topography or it intends as landscape features. A well-designed retaining wall can elevate planting areas for improved drainage while at the same time creating a wall.

Retaining walls can be made from various materials. The easiest is retaining wall from a constructed of wood. These short timber walls are an affordable solution to erosion and runoff control. Another material is concrete. The concrete block retaining wall systems are growing in popularity due to their improved aesthetics and single wall construction that requires less surface area to achieve optimum strength. Last but not least, the dry-stone walls are an art form it can bring feels of those from colonial times.

Ledger stone is used to decorate a wall, interior, and exterior. Exterior usage of ledger stone not only for the exterior wall. This material is also can be used for creating beautiful retaining wall for landscape projects. Not only it will provide space and features, it also offers uniqueness for the appearances. The pattern chosen will also have an impact, particularly if its ledgestone which is often installed using natural stone panels. Manufactured stone has its own group of nuances due to the special pieces designed for edging and corners. One thing that needs to take into account, another factor that influences the ease landscape installation is the kind of substrate or wall it is applied to.

Always remember that no matter beautiful these walls may ultimately turn out to be, they are a powerful structure that must function as designed. This can only occur when they are composed of the suitable materials and constructed by quality contractors. Get these things right and you’ll be able to count on your financial investment maintaining both beauty and integrity for many decades to come.

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