Retaining walls require thought and planning just like any other building project. Retaining walls may look like simple stacked stone, segmental blocks or timbers. However, they’re carefully planned systems that wage an ongoing battle with gravity. Retaining walls taller than four feet typically require the design expertise of an experienced engineer and many municipalities require that walls greater than four feet in height be designed by engineers.
Retaining walls are functional as well as beautiful allowing you to level, retain or terrace a sloping area or to achieve an abrupt change in grade that cannot be accomplished with grading. There are many available materials for use in constructing a retaining wall each with pros and cons as well as differing price points. Materials to build retaining walls include:
Whether adding elegance, increasing your usable space, or simply framing an intimate garden, Southern Exposure can help you select the material and create the perfect design for your Fort Collins or Northern Colorado project.