A retaining wall is a strong structure built to stabilize slopes or to provide terraces, areas of different elevations for a multitude of purposes. Retaining walls are especially designed and built to resist gravity, lateral soil and water pressure. San Diego residential concrete contractors are trained and adequately experienced to calculate the tendency of the wall to move forward due to gravity. Retaining walls can be wonderfully used in landscaping; with their use you can enclose a decorative garden that is easy to maintain and add zest to the appearance of your property.
Some retaining walls can be easily constructed in a DIY project, while others require a higher degree of professional training. If you are short on ideas and are not up to date with the latest trends and developments, trust skilled concrete contractors with the job.
Steps in building a retaining wall are the following:
If your wall is only plagued with some minor cracks and it does not crumble yet, repair works are easy to perform. Loose particles have to be completely removed. Cracks are then filled in with an epoxy or different filler. Retain wall surfaces are then smoothed out. Major damages to retaining walls ask for the expertise and skills of local residential contractors.
What materials need to be used for the construction of a custom retaining wall is largely dependant on the scope, placement and size of the wall. A complete material package includes:
The segmental structure of a retaining wall gives it permeability in order to avoid growing hydro pressure. This is how the wall can resist overturn.
No matter the purpose, the type of the retaining wall and materials used, pricing includes labor for three important works:
Other factors to influence costs are material prices, hiring professionals for specialty walls, or transportation costs.
In the era of decorative concrete, retaining walls are no longer exclusively built for functional purposes. A retaining wall is a perfect way to add color and interest to a landscape. Pre-cast concrete blocks come in an amazing variety of textures and shapes. To get ideas and suggestions for your landscaping project, ask for the help of well prepared professionals.
San Diego residential contractors are well versed with all concrete-related works. For a retaining wall, be that a functional or a purely decorative one, contact us! Call today and get our free estimate!
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