Tacoma Retaining Walls

Tacoma Retaining Walls

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718 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023
 
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Tacoma Retaining Walls

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Thinking about building a rock wall for your next landscaping project? Give us a call today and a get a free estimate!

You can pick from many types of retaining walls, including poured concrete, conventional stacked blocks, and stackable decorative blocks that don't require mortar.

Manufactured blocks and glass or concrete facade elements are available in many different colors and textures made to look like just about anything, from wood to stacked slate. Beautiful block and complementary plantings go together to serve as an elegant landscaped border design.

The variety of architectural wall materials available is huge. Natural stone remains popular and is a great choice for retaining wall material. Redwood, pressure treated wood, and used rail ties can add a touch of charm to your dream landscape project.

Building codes in many states require that a licensed and qualified engineer design or approve retaining walls that are higher than four feet tall.

Conventional Block Walls

Manufactured concrete masonry blocks have proved worthy through history as a core building material for retaining walls. Professional landscapers know that they are solid and stable. Contractors often use concrete blocks for their durability and to give stability to landscaped areas. Pre-cast blocks are available in an abundance of widths to support just about any height of wall.

While basic blocks may be cheaper, architectural blocks add designer colors and touches – for just a few cents more per block. Architectural blocks are made out of the same stuff, but come in colors and textures that resemble polished granite, hand-hewn stone, and adobe. They do not ever fade because the colors are part of the block itself. Call us today for a free estimate on your next project!

Every landscape site has various needs, different soils, and slopes. We can help you pick the style that is right for you. After that, we will build the perfect retaining wall system for you.

Mortarless & Dry-Stacked Concrete

The simplest building blocks in engineered retaining wall systems, mortarless and dry-stacked concrete blocks are quickly becoming the most common wall system, because they speed up and simplify the building process.

Mortarless, dry-stacked blocks are created to fit together without cement grout, using a system of vertical and horizontal interlocking tabs. Because the blocks align by themselves, the fit is straight and level.

Mortarless stackables offer more tones and textures than conventional blocks. The downside is that they're larger, heavier, and cost more. Mortarless blocks were made to simulate hard-to-align natural stones, allowing us to offer a wide array of design options. Their construction includes separate capstones, curved shapes, pavers, corners, and trim embellishments.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls consist of materials like stone, masonry, brick, concrete, vinyl, steel, or timber. Certain places have uneven ground varying from slightly rolling to mountainous. For those areas, retaining walls allow for steps or level areas to be built. Their use of retaining walls can be found in many castles in Europe. Since then, there were many different types of retaining walls which have been constructed and improvised over time. The types of retaining walls have been described below.

Block Retaining Walls

For an area in a garden, block retaining walls are the most well-suited wall for the job. There are two types of block retaining walls: modular retaining walls and segmental retaining walls. They are composed of interlocking concrete units to hold back the soil. They use the force of gravity to stop overturning and sliding. The walls also prevent hydrostatic pressure as well. If you find that you need a block retaining wall, give us a call today! Our expert landscapers will come by to give you an estimate.

Natural Rock Retaining Walls

In order to level flower beds in gardens, you will want to consider the rock retaining walls. The rocks and stones that are used in the building of the walls must fit with the landscape. When the rocks are put together, there are spaces left between the rocks. These gaps are filled with the soil mix. If plants are allowed to grow between the rocks, the plant will make the wall stronger. Also, the roots will prevent soil from becoming loose, controlling erosion.

Wood Retaining Wall

A well-built wood retaining wall can be a nice addition to any landscape, providing both beauty and a high degree of safety to any sloped residence. When put together correctly, a retaining wall made from landscape timbers provides as much stability as any concrete or rock block wall, with the added elegance that only wood provides. Also, wood is great for any number of different designs that can be uniquely customized for each individual landscape.

If you are thinking about your next landscape design project, why wait? Call us today for a free estimate and get your dream landscape started today!

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