Brick, Stone, or Concrete Retaining Wall Installation
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In hillier parts slightly north and east of the Sacramento area, in cities like Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Auburn, Granite Bay, Rocklin, and others, homes and business are built near or on top of hillsides where the environment permits. If you have noticed, there are a ton of retaining walls built all over Placer, El Dorado, and the Eastern Parts of Sacramento County.
We help property owners conform their environment to hold soils at differing elevations to using retaining walls made up of different materials and in different styles.
If you want to talk to a masonry contractor about the costs and prices for construction of retaining wall design that you want to pursue, call Roseville Masonry and get your free quote today (916) 502-9270
Retaining Wall Designs
Retaining walls are often built in residential suburban areas to conform a yard to have flat surfaces in areas where they were previously slanted. By constructing a retaining wall, we can hold an abnormal amount of soil, and contain it in an area where it normally wouldn't be possible to do. There may be many purposes for retaining walls as well, to hold back a shifting hill or cliff side, holding up a garden so that it can be raised above the ground, or purely for home design and landscaping purposes.
Retaining walls usually are serving a purpose of protection, but often people like to go with them because for their appearance in creating an appealing yard design. Get creative with your wall! Other than their safety usage, they are commonly installed to create garden areas where people may commonly search to add garden wall blocks. All in all, retaining walls just totally add a modern style to your property. They are a very cool addition to yards and one of the more commonly requested projects in the Sacramento area.
When creating a retaining wall, there are certain things that need to be done for them to serve their purpose, but there nearly is a limitless amount of materials that can represent the "face of the wall." They an be made of so many things, and we have gotten calls to build the following types of retaining walls: brick, stone blocks, plain concrete, colored concrete, stained concrete, interlocking concrete, stamped concrete, wood, rocks, boulders, flagstone, metal, tile, mortar, rustic, ceramic, treated timbers, railroad ties, manufactured blocks, manufactured stones, recycled materials, and even tires! We offer quotes for all of the listed materials and would love to stop by to check out your plan and talk about how we accomplish this project. Call (916) 502-9270 today!
There are many different kinds of textures and appearance that can be reached with a retaining wall, and they do not all have to be very expensive. One of the most efficient ways that will also produce style is to go with a concrete wall that is shaped, stamped, colored, painted, and stained. By working with a concrete contractor like ourselves, making a retaining wall appear to be made of a material other than concrete is near the top of the list in favorite projects we like to do. It is quick, it's cheaper than actually using the materials, and the finished job does a great job of matching the colors and shapes of the materials it is mirroring. Depending on the style of your home and property, you can change up the style and materials used to create a modern, an environmental, a classic, a natural, or a transitional appeal to your surroundings.
Common stamped and stained concrete retaining walls can be made to appear to be brick, stones, tiles, wood, and many other textures around can be used when building a retaining wall in Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, and other Greater Sacramento cities.
How To Build a Retaining Wall
There are many types of retaining wall purposes, and if you are using it for the function of it holding back a cliff or hill, it is important to completely understand the planning and construction of the wall, and what can cause the retaining wall to fail. You must be able to understand how the wall will counteract the natural downward movement of soil, water, and other parts of the ground to due gravity's pressures. The wall must be very stable, and be built to with a drainage system so that the expansion of water in soil doesn't cause too much pressure against the wall. Some retaining walls just aren't built correctly, and we will help to demolish your current retaining wall and replace it with a better structured retaining wall.
When you find out all the elements of trying build a retaining wall yourself, you might feel need the need to call a retaining wall contractor in your local area. Call (916) 502-9270 to talk over all the details and get a contractor to come visit your home for free and provide an estimate.
Depending upon the conditions of the area you plan to have your retaining wall's construction carefully and know how much materials are necessary to hold back a hill. If it is a slight hill without too much pressure, than a simple wall built that will lean against the soil made of concrete, brick, stone, and in rare forms, wood, to hold the soil in place. These are called gravity walls. They are easier to do and more inexpensive than a reinforced wall, which is one that will need the use of a geogrid, which is using a layer soil and concrete blocks together to form solid reinforcements for the wall to prevent even the strongest of hills from moving it. If you are just learning how to build a retaining wall, chances are a contractor could really help you out just to even walk you through the important steps.
The code for building retaining walls must adhere to the IBC (International Building Code) to ensure absolute functionality for the wall to completely serve it's purpose of preventing it from falling and cracking under pressure. Pressure from the foundation, water, and gravity can cause retaining walls to fall apart when not constructed correctly to prevent soil from sliding. It's usually best to hire a contractor who is well-versed in the design of retaining walls ensure that you have something long lasting and won't be needing repairs every few years. Call the retaining wall masonry contractors of Roseville at (916) 502-9270
The strength necessary for a retaining wall can really influence the design and amount of construction and materials necessary. Other types of construction that we build include; for retaining walls: cantilevered, sheet piling, bored pile, anchored, tieback, geotechnical, soil nailing, soil strengthened, gabion meshes, mechanical stabilization... and sometimes combinations of both depending upon what is necessary for the project.
Hill slopes can definitely play a huge role in how big of a wall, and how much of a reinforced one is necessary to create a wall that will stay strong and last for years. Due to environmental erosion and downhill slopes, your retaining wall may need a little extra reinforcement. We also set up retaining walls to lean against the hill, this is called a set back, and the added weight of the blocks, stones, bricks, and other materials leaning against the hill helps counterbalance the weight leaning up against the wall.
Depending on where your retaining wall is, you may need some reinforcement to protect from things resting above it. If it holds your house up, your pool, your driveway or your parked car, this could change the amount of necessary work that needs to be done on your wall.
Retaining walls can be function and very stylish additions to your property or yard. If you are thinking about getting what, we woudl be happy to help easy the process on your any way possible with our extensive expertise in masonry work and retaining wall building. Call (916) 502-9270