Concrete Solutions, Inc., based in Gardner, Massachusetts, has been providing retaining wall solutions to the surrounding communities for generations. For many property owners, shaping the landscape can be a challenging landscaping puzzle. Retaining walls are used to hold back soil and shape the land, allowing you to control the slope of your land. Don’t let topography and Mother Nature dictate where the slopes will be on your property. A retaining wall enables you to turn a hillside into usable real estate when designed and installed properly. Retaining wall designs must take into account erosion, water sources, and structural integrity.
Retaining walls can provide a number of benefits, including:
- Slowing soil erosion
- Providing more usable space
- Reducing landscape damage and maintenance
- Adding value to your property
The two most common types of retaining walls are gravity and reinforced. As you may be able to guess, gravity walls depend upon their mass and the forces of gravity to hold back soil. Reinforced retaining walls commonly use products called fabrics and a technique called geogrid reinforcing. Fabrics help keep the good soils separated from bad soils. The geogrid is used to help stabilize the soils and therefore keep the weight of the backfill from interfering with the wall itself. These two forms of reinforcing help create a stronger wall, which in turn enables you to build a taller wall if desired.
Retaining walls can be useful as well as decorative. They enable you to sculpt hillsides and create flat space wherever you would like. For example, a steep drop-off in the backyard can be transformed into a series of terraces that can be used for a variety of features and activities, such as steps, sitting areas, and garden beds. A retaining wall can transform a sloping backyard from virtually unusable space to an estate-worthy garden, adding beauty and value to your property.
You can create retaining walls out of many different types of materials. Here at Concrete Solutions, we offer a selection of natural stone and high-quality masonry blocks to complement virtually any architectural style and landscape design. We are a distributor of The Keystone Retaining Wall Systems. Whether you need a decorative wall for a flowerbed or a structural wall to support a driveway or building, we have your solution.
If you’re interested in finding out more about retaining walls, contact Concrete Solutions today. Ask about our affordable delivery and shipping options, or visit our showroom today to see the many retaining wall options available.