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These Retaining Wall Ideas Could Transform Your Pembroke Pines Yard

A quick look at the history of Pembroke Pines reveals how the original land was not habitable. You’d imagine that those who saw it would have written it off as worthless. Significant work was necessary to reclaim the land and make it suitable for settlement. What would you have done if it was you? Would you invest in some two million acres of swampland? Well, one of the early settlers did this and the rest is history.

If your yard seems to be a hopeless piece of unlevel land, there’s something you can do about it. Through retaining walls, your yard can have multiple gardens and spots that are multifunctional. This post considers three types you can use in your yard.

Gravity Walls

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The purpose of retaining walls is to help restructure land that is unlevel. Remember, though, that soil exerts pressure laterally. So, you need to think about the impact this soil may have on the retaining wall you opt for. Gravity walls adequately take care of this problem.

A gravity retaining wall is a large mass of precast concrete. The wall uses its own weight to hold back the weight of the ground. Sometimes you might have timber, soil, steel, or polymer mesh reinforcement behind the wall to help hold the ground back. Because a large amount of concrete is usually needed to hold back the weight of the soil, these types of retaining walls will be much thicker than others.

One of the most common gravity walls made using precast concrete is a crib wall. A crib wall is a cage made from precast concrete (somewhat like a baby’s crib) that is filled with some sort of heavy, free-draining material like sand or soil. Read more at American Precast Fences

With a gravity wall, you have no reason to worry about a broken retainer wall.

Cantilevered Walls

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This kind of wall takes gravity walls a notch higher because of its aesthetic appeal. It may, however, be more costly than gravity walls. Even so, it is a worthwhile investment.

The cantilevered retaining wall is not just for show but is commonly featured as a decorative garden wall. It is a perfect retainer for uneven properties when you are looking to split the yard without losing half of your grass and soil onto the next level.

Cantilevered retaining walls are made with concrete and steel, over which soil is splayed to weigh the slab down. This additional weight keeps your retaining wall from becoming top heavy and tipping over.

This is one of the strongest forms of retaining wall and is often featured in commercial properties, such as hotels and apartment complexes. Read more at High Prairie Landscape Group

If what you’re looking for is a high-quality retaining wall that’ll increase your yard’s beauty, consider cantilevered walls.

Interlocking Retaining Wall

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This one is a combination of ingenuity and style. You won’t need mortar but it makes for a perfectly strong retaining wall.

Interlocking concrete block is a way to build a strong wall without mortar. Some such blocks are made with flanges that slip over the rear edge of the preceding course; others rely on a system of pins. With both types, you don’t have to practice throwing mortar or setting block, but you will get an attractive addition to your landscape. The flanges slope the wall back into the slope for additional strength.

Interlocking-block walls don’t require a footing, but some styles require you to set the first course in a trench to hold the bottom of the wall in place. Read more at Better Homes and Gardens

You may be tempted to do this as a DIY project, but you can gain much more if you work with the experts in landscaping.

Are you wondering which landscaping company to approach for your retaining wall project? Look no further than EPS Landscaping and Tree Services. We will exceed your expectations for high-quality landscaping projects and maintenance services. Call us today!