Retaining walls add style to yards and can provide some functionality too. A simple concrete retaining wall out of concrete blocks that wraps around the edge of a driveway or small garden can add a touch of style that will immediately improve your home. Additionally, a retaining wall can be installed to assist with structural support of a slumping hill or soft spot in the soil. If you have a problem area that is evident for eroding soil, then let us help by seeing if a retaining wall will improve the stability. For a wall that is strictly for design, then we can do that too.
Concrete Block Placement
Have you ever seen a retaining wall that is falling apart or just appears chaotic? This is likely caused by blocks that were improperly placed when the wall was designed. If the concrete blocks are not situated right, the wall can become weak and fall apart as the pressure from the environment is placed upon it. Walls that look chaotic and disorganized were improperly thought out while being installed. These may be structurally sound but are not appealing to the eyes. A wall that is meant to add style should be pleasant to look at.
Retaining walls are named in such a way because they retain soil. Generally retaining walls are designed along a small hill or area that is vulnerable to eroding ground. The walls are built to hold the soil back and improve the structural integrity of a sloping hill. When the walls are built right, they can significantly improve the safety and stability of a slope. Bellevue Concrete Pros have Concrete Contractors Bellevue Wa with the know-how on how to build walls so that they improve the structural integrity of a sloping hill while also adding some stylistic flare to the completed product.
Are they Necessary?
Aside from the style that concrete retaining walls add to a property, they can also be very practical. We purchase insurance on a multitude of products because of the fear associated with an impending accident. A retaining wall is like insurance. The likelihood that a sloping hill erodes, to the extent that it damages your property, may be slim in some areas and high in others. Is it worth the risk of damage and cost that can accrue? Retaining walls can hold back the soil and provide the peace of mind that your hill won’t eventually turn into a mudslide that takes out your windows.
We don’t up-charge with the goal of increasing our profits. This is an unethical business practice that won’t generate repeat customers. Our priority is on being honest and fair to our business and customers. This means that our pricing will be fair for the work we perform. We will generate enough profit to keep our business advancing while ensuring that our customers are able to comfortably afford our services. The cost of installing a retaining wall won’t break the bank and will be far cheaper than repairing your property from a hill that fully erodes. We are also equipped with the tools and personnel to design any concrete sidewalk that you can imagine.