Retaining Walls

Property owners should ensure that their outdoors is not only attractive but also safe for everyone. They should follow a comprehensive maintenance plan to achieve this goal. For example, trees should be properly trimmed, lawns should be mown on a regular basis, the irrigation system must be in tiptop condition to avoid flooding, and damaged hardscape features must be repaired to avoid causing accidents. They should also consider installing permanent features to make the landscaped area more organized and safer. Some of the important outdoor features that must be installed in the landscape include retaining walls. These structures are primarily used to prevent soil erosion, which can cause massive damage to various landscape elements and other structures in the property.

Retaining Walls Boca Raton, FL

With this critical function, the durability of every retaining wall must be ensured. This can be achieved by hiring professional and licensed contractors, who are well-experienced in the design and installation of retaining walls. At ABC General Design Services, Inc., we are one of the very few companies in the state that can guarantee the structural integrity and longevity of the walls we build. Every retaining wall that we design is carefully planned and suited for the specific needs of the outdoor area. We also have partnerships with leading wall block manufacturers to give our clients great choices and the best products possible. If you want to see our complete portfolio, we urge you to visit our office or call us at (954) 531-6500. Most of our wall installation projects are located in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miami, Pompano Beach, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Sunrise, Tamarac, and West Palm Beach, FL.

Retaining Wall

As mentioned, a retaining wall is a very important hardscape feature in your landscape. It serves as your landscape's first line of protection from possible soil erosion. This feature will also make the outdoor area more functional because of the additional living spaces that it can create. Some of the structures that can be built near or above retaining walls are patios, view decks, seating areas, pergolas, and flower gardens.

Retaining Wall Blocks

The use of substandard retaining wall blocks for your wall installation project can lead to costly repair and accidents. Make sure that your contractor uses the finest type of wall blocks and the right installation method. Moreover, you have to ask about the brands or the suppliers where they source the materials. Top-quality blocks can last for decades without needing any replacement or major repairs. They can also hold large amount of dirt even without reinforcements.

Concrete Blocks

Stone and bricks are good alternatives to retaining wall construction. But most property owners still prefer concrete blocks for their outstanding qualities. These masonry materials are available in a wide range of designs, so you can easily achieve the look that you desire for the wall. Moreover, concrete wall blocks are specifically made to withstand extreme lateral pressure, freeze-thaw cycles, and other harsh outdoor conditions.

Building a Retaining Wall

The industry has a certification body that recognizes properly trained retaining wall installers. These installers must be licensed, experienced, and SRW certified. If your contractor possesses these qualifications, then it is the most qualified to handle the design and installation of your retaining walls. Since building a retaining wall is a highly technical task and requires the use of appropriate installation methods and techniques, you must be very careful when selecting people for this particular hardscaping project.


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