Thinking of sprucing up your space by revamping your backyard and adding curb appeal?
A retaining wall serves many uses, from giving you more usable space to adding an aesthetic value to an otherwise plain property.
These can be made with different materials, the most common ones being concrete, which is affordable, easy to install, and lasts for a long time. Here is how you can build a concrete retaining wall.
When using concrete for retaining walls, you have two options- poured concrete, or precast concrete blocks. We'll guide you on how to build a retaining wall using each material.
Poured concrete is the most common building material especially for retaining walls on commercial establishments. These provide a seamless look and can be stained or painted to match the surrounding property.
It is also arguably stronger than concrete blocks if built properly, but since it is a solid structure, you must take into account adding an outlet for runoff so that the water pressure does not build up behind and above the wall, causing it to crack and topple.
Here are the steps in using poured concrete for retaining walls:
Concrete blocks are easy to use as building materials for retaining walls, and provides flexibility in designing a straight or curving wall. These are available in many different shapes, sizes, and colors.
Specially made concrete blocks for retaining walls are interlocking, have a back side flange, and designed to slope backward to increase its structural integrity and ability to support the weight of the land above it.
Using concrete blocks is done by the dry cast method. Here are the steps:
Improve your outdoor living area with hardscaping. You can incorporate stairs, walkways into your retaining walls for a more functional space.
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