When you have sloping land on your property or even if the land is graded, and you need to level it out to make space for any outdoor features such as a driveway, a pond, an outdoor kitchen or some other element, you will find that it leaves a certain portion of the soil exposed. Over time, this can prove to be a danger to your property as this unsupported soil and rocks can slide and damage your property.
This is where you have to consider getting retaining walls built on your property.De La Vega Landscaping & General Contractor provides various landscaping services to customers in and around Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Los Altos and Menlo. The company also caters to customers in and around Park, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, as well as San Mateo and Woodside. The different types of materials used in building retaining walls are:
Retaining Wall Blocks
Retaining wall blocks are one of the most widely used materials in retaining wall construction. These blocks are made of concrete and the walls are easy to build. It’s possible to build very large walls with planter spaces etc, with these blocks. Since they are large, the construction work gets done very fast as well.
These are called CMU (concrete masonry units). If you don’t like the look of bare concrete walls on your property, you can choose to get these clad with stone veneer or brick veneer. This makes the walls look stunning and lends a very unique look to your property. Since these are made from concrete the construction is very strong and durable and the wall structures add to the value of your property.
Building A Retaining Wall
This is a very specialized job and you should choose a company with experience, to get your retaining walls built. These walls are specially engineered and are very different from regular garden/ boundary walls. They provide the landscape the support it needs and prevents soil erosion too.
Retaining Wall Design
Many people wonder how there can be any design aspect in wall construction; and that a wall is nothing more than a wall. However, this isn’t the case. It’s possible to get creative and build retaining walls that have planter beds or even in-built seating incorporated in them. These dual-purpose retaining walls are highly functional and add value to your property.
When you are looking for high quality retaining solutions that will help add to the beauty and longevity of your landscaping, it’s crucial that you use the right materials in the job. Block walls are an excellent choice in this respect. These walls are strong and sturdy and can be built to demarcate spaces, provide support to excavated land and prevent soil erosion.
You should hire a local, expert and experienced company like De La Vega Landscaping & General Contractor for the job. They will be able to understand what your specific requirements are and then provide solutions that are right in line with your preferences and budget.
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