FAQ

WHAT TYPES OF PRIMARY MATERIAL ARE USED FOR RETAINING WALLS?

The following are the primary materials we use when constructing retaining walls:

  • Timber
  • Brick
  • Sandstone
  • Block

Although those listed above are our main materials, we are not limited to utilizing other resources in our construction. Contact us for any further enquiries.


WHY BUILD A STONE RETAINING WALL?

Retaining walls serve an important purpose in your home, garden or around your swimming pool but can also be added as an aesthetically appealing feature as well. Some physical benefits of a building a stone retaining wall include:

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  • Reduces land and soil erosion: Stone retaining walls are not only aesthetically appealing and decorative, but are also strong and functional. When built properly, stone retaining walls are capable of holding back tonnes of dirt and soil.
  • Endless variety - not only is there a large variety of stone construction options available, but the range of rock colour, size and shapes allow you to customize your wall in hundreds of ways
  • Adds value to your home : Natural stone retaining walls are not only functional, but an elegant addition to your home or garden. Retaining walls naturally go with any coloured exterior or plants and also allow for more room; allowing the option of creating terraced areas to customize as you please.

DO YOU OFFER DRAINAGE SOLUTIONS PERTAINING TO RETAINING WALLS?

Ensuring your retaining wall has the proper drainage is essential for guaranteeing its longevity and ability to withstand the elements; making them stronger and ultimately longer-lasting.

Our services ensure that we provide the best drainage solutions pertaining to your retaining wall. Contact us for any other enquiries you have regarding wall drainage solutions.


WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS THAT CAN OCCUR WITH RETAINING WALLS?

There are several problems that can occur with retaining walls as they age. These problems can be specific to the type of retaining wall. For example, timber retaining walls can warp, rot, or yield to insect damage and if this is the case, the affected timbers need to be replaced. Concrete retaining walls can crack, while masonry, brick and stone retaining walls can suffer from problems such as loose and crumbling mortar, damaged bricks, loose stones and so forth.

There are also problems that can affect any retaining wall, no matter what it is made of. These include the wall leaning in the wrong direction, failures in sections of the wall, the soil pushing the wall over, and even the total failure of the wall.