Retaining Walls: No Place for DIY

Aside from creating a perfect spot for your next garden project, retaining walls help bring extra support to a yard. Retaining walls are used for a variety of reasons including preventing soil from shifting, reduces the amount of maintenance on a yard, preventing flooding, and bringing life and color back into hills and slopes. When so much is dependent on a strong reliable retaining wall, you don’t want to leave it up to chance that you DIY it correctly. Our team at Croix have seen our fair share of walls that need a complete renovation, costing the homeowner double than what they initially wanted to spend. So, what goes into a perfect retaining wall?

Picking the right block.

With dozens of different shapes, sizes, colors, and styles it can be hard to know the perfect block for the job. Depending on the slope of the wall different blocks and styles can be a better fit. Our team at Croix has worked with all types of walls and can help you plan which blocks are going to bring you the best support and style to your home.

Ensuring correct drainage.

Proper drainage is one of the most important aspects when creating a new wall. If water is left blocked behind a wall it can create extra weight or freezing that can cause blocks to shift and crack. Using gravel and drainage systems can help give water more areas to run off. Again depending on the type of wall you put in different styles work better than others.

Maintaining the wall.

Most people think that once the wall is up it is done and good to go for life, but just with any piece of a home it needs proper inspection and maintenance. If a problem does begin to arise, we want to help you catch it early. The longer a problem sits, the more cost you may have to put into the repair.

For your next project don’t rely on a few DIY articles to get you through the process. Give our team at Croix Management a call and see how we can help with your retaining wall project.

by | Jun 19, 2020


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