RETAINING WALLS & EDGING
Whether you are needing a concete block wall or a natural stone wall, we can help you out! There are lots of wonderful interesting options available.
We would be delighted to help you out with designing and estimating your project!
We work with professionals in the region as well as engineers who determine the recommended building methods for each kind of retaining wall product available.
Make sure you check out our Retaining Wall Galleries page where we have more pictures of walls we have constructed.
Uses for a Retaining Wall
Prevent Lawn Erosion - Retaining walls help prevent erosion in yards with uneven landscapes. They will keep your topsoil in place when there is heavy or consistent rain.
Use as a Barrier - Retaining walls can also act as a barrier between steep terrain and your pool in order to protect your pool. If there is no protection between your yard and pool, rainwater can wash soil or debris into it. Retaining walls can be made of many different types of materials that can compliment the decking around your pool and complement it well while protecting it.
Terracing a Steep Yard - You can create more usable space in your yard by terracing with retaining walls, creating layers. This is a great landscaping technique for a steep yard with little to no usable space. These terraces can be used for gardening, entertainment space such as a deck area made with pavers, a play set, or just great, green lawn space.
Compliment Your Landscape - You can use retaining walls to create a beautiful aesthetic to your landscaping. Say you need a retaining wall to support your yard along the side of your driveway; you can add a stone veneer or paint to create a focal point. Retaining walls can also have water features or plant and flower beds integrated into them.
Improve Drainage - If you have a creek or some kind of water body on your property, a retaining wall can help keep the surrounding soil from becoming too moist and eroding away. If your lawn is not protected properly from the excessive water, it could cause trouble to your nearby structures.
Retaining wall Project that included:
150'L X 8'H wall on the Coralville Lake with an overlook sitting area
This wall system was built on a very steep grade that required excavation to bedrock, then pouring a very substantial concrete footer to build this wall on. We also used geogrid support system behind the wall and an aggressive drainage network.
Stamped and decorative concrete finished off the seating overlook area.
The steps below were poured and stamped and lead down to the overlook seating area.
Concrete Block Retaining Wall Products
Fabricated & Natural Stone Wall Products
Accent Your Garden With Landscape Edging
Lining your garden with rocks or pavers is a great way to add an aesthetically pleasing boundary for your home garden. It will improve the curb appeal of your garden by making it look more clean and attractive to the eye. When done by the right professional, defining your garden with hardscape rocks or pavers will also increase the value of your home by giving your garden a cutting edge and well defined look.
Besides just the value and beauty it adds, it will also add durability to your garden as the edging will never rot and is unlikely to break. The maintenance cost of landscape curbing, also called landscape edging, is very low. With a small amount of maintenance, edging will help prevent unwanted elements from entering your garden and will help to protect your flowers and plants.
Garden edging will give you many flexible options to add style to your garden as well by allowing you to choose the shapes, contours and colors to accent your garden and make it a real focal point of your yard. Give us a call today to review your options and get started on improving your look!