Retaining walls help maintain the shape of your landscape and your gardens. They are an essential element of the entire structure of your backyard. They essentially keep the soil (which can get heavy and soggy) in place. Without them, it wouldn’t take long for your backyard to spill-over to the driveway or walkways. Retaining wall construction involves a lot of skill and experience to get them right and for them to last for years to come.
Omega Landscape Construction build resilient retaining walls. When it comes to building a retaining wall we know that quality and good material matters above all else. We offer a variety of options in construction materials and help our clients pick the one that would best fit their design and budget.
Block Retaining Walls
Concrete block retaining walls are one of the most commonly used features in a landscape. They’re popular because they’re easy to work with and can be very affordable. Moreover, they are generally very resilient as well. However, concrete blocks do require some level of embellishment and if the block develops a small crack, the entire block must be replaced.
Rock or Stone Walls
Stone walls have been in use for ages and remain popular to date. They are very sturdy and also very appealing, fitting in with any design idea. Carefully constructed stone walls can last several years. In fact, some are known to last many decades. There is, however, the expense. Installing a stone wall is a labor intensive process and the material can be expensive; however the feature turns out to be cost-effective in the long term
Walls made of brick are very popular among homeowners. Visually, bricks add a stunning beauty to your home. They are also resilient, known to last for several years. Brick retaining wall design can blend in very well with the overall look of the home and can be very customizable. Installing this material can also be a labor intensive process and while they are less expensive in comparison to stone, they can be heavy on the wallet. In recent years, most people tend to lean toward block, rock or stone walls.
The Next Step
If you are looking to implement a retaining wall into your current landscape, we can assist you in reviewing the characterisitcs of your property and discuss budget as well so that you are informed of your options. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an estimate, please click here to contact us.