Retaining Walls Silver Spring
Retaining walls are landscaping structures often made from brick, stone, or concrete, and are placed against a mound of soil to hold it in place and prevent it from sliding during storms. Retaining walls are built at an angle to accommodate the multilevel spaces that they’re integrated into and are ultimately built for your safety and to protect your lawn and the base of your home. Let the Retaining Walls Silver Spring get them fixed for you.
Retaining walls are exterior walls that are built to hold up land and soil and protect your yard from the worse-case scenario, a landslide! Retaining walls are measured and later installed in the necessary width and height, depending on the level of soil we’re needing to protect. We often prefer installing retaining walls when there is less anticipated rain or moisture so that the mortar can dry quicker and the wall can be in full use.
Retaining walls aren’t meant to distract from the rest of your lawn, nor are they intended to stand out more than your greenery. In fact, retaining walls can actually be decorated with surrounding shrubs and flowers to integrate them into your lawn better. Retaining walls can be installed with both a practical appearance or a natural one, or both. Most clients choose a retaining wall appearance based on its location and how it fits into the rest of the exterior. For example, if you have front yard retaining walls that line the staircase with stairs that are made from bricks, you’ll probably enjoy matching brick retainer walls too. If you have a larger garden in the backyard that you want to look more natural, then you might opt for a stone or concrete brick retaining wall.
Installing a Retaining Wall
Installing a retaining wall requires measuring the land and excavating it, where necessary. We’ll then begin by building a wall at an angle that pushes against the mound of soil in question and holds it up accordingly against the curve. Installing a retaining wall can be done in a day and if the land surrounding it proves to be ready or without issue for a new installation. With our attention to detail and quick hands, our masonry work can prove that any job can be completed in a few hours and done right the first time around!
Repairing Retaining Walls
If your retaining wall becomes cracked or damaged over time, you should know that there are solutions to repair it. Depending on the type of material your retaining wall is made from will help us repair it accordingly. As we are masonry experts, we specialize in installing and repairing brick and stone retaining walls. We tackle these kinds of repairs with localized methods that see us chipping the mortar between bricks or stone, so that we can loosen the damaged pieces and replace them accordingly. Retaining wall repairs can help you save money in the long run, since most masonry repairs only require localized repairs that prevent you from having to repair the whole retaining wall, like you might have to if it was any other material aside from stone, brick, or concrete bricks.