Retaining Wall Installation Service in Delaware

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Why Choose a Retaining Wall?

Retaining Wall Construction

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Step one in building a retaining wall is removing any existing wall, if present. This process involves carefully dismantling the old structure, ensuring all debris is cleared away to create a clean slate for the new wall. Retaining walls can vary greatly in size, accommodating different landscaping needs. For instance, short walls, typically 1-2 feet tall, are perfect for retaining small sections of your lawn or garden, providing both functional support and aesthetic appeal. Mid-sized retaining walls, standing 3-4 feet tall, are ideal for creating more significant terraced areas or preventing soil erosion on moderate slopes.

For larger projects, walls taller than 4 feet or multi-tiered wall systems can be constructed to manage steep hillsides or create dramatic landscape features. These taller structures often require additional engineering considerations, such as proper drainage systems and reinforcement, to ensure stability and longevity. Whether you’re enhancing a small garden or undertaking a major landscaping overhaul, each retaining wall is carefully designed to blend seamlessly with your outdoor space while providing essential structural support.

Excavation Phase: Footings

Step two is to dig out the footings. Footings can vary in type and depth depending on the project. For our larger walls, we dig the footings to a depth of 3 feet and use concrete mixed on-site. By the time we reach this stage, our experienced retaining wall installers have already assessed the specific requirements of your project. The first course of your new wall will be set in this concrete footing, although it is most common for the first course to be buried underground.

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Retaining Wall Considerations and Material Choices

Depending on your location and the height of your wall (typically over 4 feet), we may need engineer approval to design the wall for strength and stability according to your home conditions. Retaining walls can be constructed from various materials. One of the most affordable options is railroad ties (wood), but they will eventually rot and fail. Another option is Wallstone, which can be stacked straight up; while effective, it may not perform as well under pressure as a stepped retaining wall system. Retaining walls are an excellent way to add color and artistic elements to your yard while creating usable space. When considering these options, it’s important to research reputable companies to ensure a quality installation.

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If you’re looking for the best hardscaping services, look no further than Delpoli Hardscape Co. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you transform your outdoor space into a breathtaking landscape. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we are committed to exceeding your expectations with our passion, creativity, and unwavering commitment to quality.