There are times when landscapers find that a certain property has too many slopes and it’s also highly graded. This makes it very difficult to build features like pathways, driveways, outdoor kitchens, an outdoor fireplace or even a fire pit. This is when the landscaping professionals have to excavate the land and make space for the installation of these elements. However, when slopes are excavated, it leaves a portion of the soil and rocks exposed.
Retaining walls are built to provide support to the landscaping, and to add to its integrity. Phillips Landscapes provides comprehensive retaining wall solutions to customers in and around Gaithersburg, Rockville, Frederick, Westminster, Germantown and Hagerstown, as well as across Bethesda, Hampstead, Thurmont and Williamsport. The different types of materials used to build these walls are:
Retaining Wall Blocks
These are essentially large Concrete Masonry Units that are a very widely used material in retaining walls construction. These walls are easy to build and they are strong and durable too. They require very little maintenance and this makes them an even more economical option in the long term. When you get experts to build these walls, you can be assured that they will look great and last for a number of years, without any trouble.
These blocks are made of concrete and are interlocking units that can be stacked very easily. No mortar is required in their installation and with the right type of maintenance; they can last for a very long time. Some property owners don’t really like the appearance of concrete and the landscaping company will then affix either natural stone or brick veneer on the wall; this adds to its cosmetic value.
Building A Retaining Wall
It’s important that you hire the services of experts to build the retaining walls. They will use the best materials and the latest techniques to create features that look stunning and are resilient in every way. Expert stone masons can ensure that these features are stable and that they look stunning too.
Retaining Wall Design
The landscapers take care to ensure that the design of the retaining wall is in sync with the rest of the elements. At times these walls may be just a standalone project, while at others, it might be part of the complete landscaping project. Sometimes the landscaping experts add in-built seating to the walls, while at others they might include in-built lighting too.
Block walls are an extremely economical method of constructing retaining walls. These are simple concrete units that are much larger than bricks. They are stackable and can be clad with stone veneer or even brick veneer as per the design of the rest of the landscaping. When these walls are built by experts, using high-grade materials, they can last for a number of years.
Since retaining wall design is such a specialized job, it’s important to hire the services of a company like Phillips Landscapes that will be able to provide solutions that work perfectly for you, at a landscaping cost that matches your budget.