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Retaining walls are walls built into sloping terrain that stop the earth from moving downward. Using retaining walls, one can make usable areas out of hilly ground, such as flat gardens and terraces and some, especially brick and stone walls, are popular for landscape use. They usually greatly improve the value of what was a previously constantly eroding backyard. There are several different designs of retaining walls.

  • Gravity wall – Built using masonry blocks, paved stone or concrete, gravity walls hold back the soil simply from their own weight, or gravity. This type of wall will usually have a sloping front to help support the wall. Homeowners often prefer gravity walls for landscape use because the stone rocks and paved bricks used to build them looks better than some of the other industrial options.
  • Cantilevered wall– Built in the shape of an inverted T, these walls use steel-reinforced concrete and steel beams cantilevered from the bottom to support the weight of the wall. Overall, this approach uses less materials than gravity walls. This type is often used for large basements of homes.
  • Piling wall – Built from steel beams or wooden planks, these walls are driven straight into the ground and can be used to hold back soft soil. Also, anchors can be placed behind these walls to help hold them up in case of a partial soil collapse.
  • Drainage – Once a wall is built, the area's natural drainage system is blocked. Therefore, when constructing retaining walls, a draining system must be designed for the soil behind the wall to keep hydrostatic pressure in check and maintain healthy soil. Failure to do so could result in an eventual collapse of the wall.
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    Barefoot Lawnscape
    329 Wilshire Ave Sw, Concord, NC 28025
    Our contract lawn maintenance and design professionals provide garden architecture ideas, maintenance and installation. We specialize in irrigation systems to help eliminate water waste.
    (704) 782-7906
    Ccs Retaining Walls
    6550 Styers Ferry Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012
    We are a combined construction service, and pride ourselves in providing the best garden and property paving and building service. We install retaining walls, decks, gazebos and more. Call us today for an estimate!
    (336) 245-0600
    138 Precinct Rd, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
    We repair foundations, brick, block, basements and fireplaces. Call our masonry and stone contractors! We install, build stone and build just about anything you can design.
    (336) 971-6800
    Unifour Hardscape & Turf Supplies
    2067 Fairgrove Church Rd, Newton, NC 28658
    (828) 353-0493
    Green Tree Landscaping
    6499 Cedar Rd, Denver, NC 28037
    (704) 483-3701
    Country Boy Landscaping Inc
    429 Old Mocksville Rd, Statesville, NC 28625
    (704) 924-9330
    Atlantic Landscape Supplies I I Inc
    Mooresville, NC 28123
    (704) 660-9838
    Penick Construction Inc
    545 Winklers Creek Rd, Boone, NC 28607
    (828) 262-1268
    McManus Farms & Landscaping
    500 Old Farm Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604
    (828) 898-6268
    Atlantic Landscape Supplies Inc
    6145 Brookshire Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28216
    (704) 391-7645
    Wren's Nest Landscaping & Garden Center
    Banner Elk, NC 28691
    (828) 963-8864
    137 Redwood Dr, Mocksville, NC 27028
    (336) 753-6013
    Landscape Construction & Retaining Walls
    381 Jimmy Billings Rd, Vilas, NC 28692
    (828) 297-3051
    H & R Landscaping Inc
    129 Reservation Dr, Spindale, NC 28160
    (828) 287-5548
    Tri City Concrete Co Inc
    158 Withrow Rd, Forest City, NC 28043
    (828) 245-2011

    Retaining walls are structures that are designed to help reinforce soil, or resist the lateral pressure of soil. They alter the ground elevation, and apply pressure in order to create a wall or barrier. The height of retaining walls varies, as does the materials used to create them. While a contractor may build one retaining wall from concrete, another one may be built from materials like wood or rock. These walls are installed in a number of yards, public gardens, and other landscaped areas across the United States. There are all kinds of retaining walls built from materials like brick, steel, concrete, or stone. These walls not only block soil, but they also prevent erosion. Usually a licensed contractor, masonry worker, or landscaper will build retaining walls for clients and businesses. These reinforced structures must be able to support and block the soil they are built against. Depending on the design and purpose of the wall, these may be constructed from timber materials, or may require something heavier such as bricks with mortar in order to provide ample strength. Often the top of retailing walls are level with the ground, but it just depends on the environment it is built in. Some of the other factors contractors must consider when building these structures are gravity, weather conditions, and wall height. You can learn a lot about retaining walls, brick piling methods, mortar materials, licensed landscapers, and other materials used to block soil by surfing the web. There is plenty of information pertaining to this topic online.
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