Retaining Wall Dallas TX
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Dallas Texas Retaining Wall Services
For both residential and commercial properties, retaining walls can provide assistance leveling the area as well as helping to prevent erosion and other issues. There are a number of different types of retaining walls, ways to reinforce the walls, and materials that can be used to create the right one for any property and situation. Property owners will want to contact a professional for more information about the options available for their land, as well as to determine the cost of installation and any care needed after the install is complete.
When to Use a Retaining Wall
The top reasons to use retaining walls include creating level areas on a property for a new concrete patio, walkway, or hot tub pad, preventing erosion of the soil, and creating garden beds that are different levels for easier access. It is important to determine the use of a retaining wall prior to design and installation to ensure the right design is chosen. The different uses could mean different materials or designs are recommended based on the property itself and the amount of soil the retaining wall will need to hold in place.
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Types of Retaining Walls
There are a number of options for retaining walls. Some of the most popular types include the following.
- Gravity walls – Gravity walls use the weight of the materials to hold the wall in place and resist the movement of the soil.
- Piling walls – Piling walls use long piles buried deep into the ground to keep the wall in place.
- Cantilever walls – Cantilever walls use materials placed horizontally underground to use the pressure from the soil to help hold the wall in place.
- Anchored walls – Anchored walls use cables to help anchor the wall to the soil behind it to minimize the potential for movement.
The Cost of Retaining Wall Installation
The retaining wall cost is a concern for both commercial and residential property owners. However, the cost is hard to define as there are numerous factors that can reduce or increase the total price paid for installation. This includes the length and height of the wall, the method used to install the wall, the type of materials used, and where the wall will be located. A contractor can provide detailed information on the total cost based on the design preferred by the property owner.
Retaining Wall Maintenance
Retaining walls installed properly can last for 50 years or more, making them a durable option for most property owners. However, some maintenance is needed to keep the walls in good shape. Property owners should control the growth of weeds in or near the retaining wall, prevent or correct the growth of algae or mildew, and inspect the wall regularly for any issues that may require repair.
Retaining walls are a great way to hold soil in place, whether it’s to level the land, protect the land, or create a gardening area. Property owners who would like to install a retaining wall should contact a retaining wall contractor now for a consultation to learn more about their options and to find out everything they need to know before the installation begins.
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