Recently, while on a few jobs in Marshfield and Hanover, we've seen a few retaining walls that are nearly collapsing. Retaining walls are structures designed and constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil when there is a significant change in ground elevation. Some of the walls we've seen may not have been installed correctly or some may just be nearly a century old. Gardenin' Angels can build retaining walls from timber or stone that last a lifetime.
Here are a few of our philosophies on retaining walls:
- Design and build the wall with your family's needs in mind. How will it fit in with your lifestyle and the way your family functions?
- Create a solid base and plan for drainage. A retaining wall should not solve a problem on one area only to create a problem in another area.
- Ensure the wall is level and use backfill to add support.
- Incorporate creativity. Adding curves, lighting, stairs, or built-in planters are some options to add beauty, function and value.
Rodrigo Dos Anjos