Retaining Walls Port St Lucie, FL
If your property is located in a sloppy area, you know how frustrating this can be, especially if you live in a rainy and hurricane-prone area like Florida. You constantly have to deal with soil erosion and sometimes even landslides. Fortunately, there is something you can do - install a retaining wall.
It will hold your property’s soil in place and even add some beauty to your landscape. But first of all, you need to get a good paving contractor - someone like us. All you have to do is give us a call and we will sort you out.
Things to keep in mind when installing a retaining wall
When installing retaining walls, here are some things you need to keep in mind:
Ensure you check in with authorities first
Before you make any alterations to your property, you should consult your local authorities. Not only will they let you know whether you need a permit but they will also tell you if you need to submit wall plans. You will also need to figure out if there are any utility lines buried underneath where you need to dig.
Choose the types of pavers you want
Since there are so many types of pavers, you need to pick one before any installation work begins. Figure out which pavers’ texture, look, and durability matches your needs. Some of the most popular options include natural stone and brick.
Ensure you have a good foundation
To keep your wall from shaking and shifting, you need a strong foundation. For instance, if you are building a stacked-block wall, you could benefit from having a trench filled with 3 inches of crushed rock as a foundation. As a rule of thumb, the measurement of the depth of your trench should always be an eighth of that of the wall plus 3 inches.
Keep the surface level
To prevent discrepancies, ensure that your gravel layer is level. This makes it easy for the block layers to be level as well.
Slightly slant your blocks backward
Unlike a traditional vertical wall, a retaining wall should be slanted backward into the soil. This makes it harder for it to be pushed out by soil pressure. For best results, it should slant at a rate of at least one inch for every foot of height.
Multiple tiered walls are better than a single all one
Not only do multiple short walls add texture to your property but they also support more soil weight.
Allow for drainage
As you build a retaining wall, remember to put in provisions for drainage. This ensures that groundwater drains away instead of accumulating and applying pressure on the wall.
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When it comes to paver retaining walls, we are the best that Port St. Lucie has to offer. We are highly-trained and competent. Not only do we keep our appointments but we also clean up after we are done. So if you have been looking for someone to install your paver retaining wall for you, call us. We are your best bet!