Retaining walls of all sizes can be built to support slopes, provide usable spaces or solve drainage issues.
While styles and material choices are often driven by the structural needs and purpose of the wall, many man-made block or natural stone options exist which provide different aesthetics and overall feel.
Several variables must be considered when designing and installing retaining walls of any size, and those over 3’ tall should be designed by a qualified engineer with knowledge of water and soil loads and movement. Most wall failures occur due to lack of understanding of how these forces effect the structure.
If you are interested in adding a retaining wall to your home please give us a call at 630.231.0069 to schedule a free consultation.