There are many options when it comes to having a retaining wall installed on your property. Such a feature is built to allow you to back-fill a slope with dirt, creating a level surface in your landscape to serve as flat space for a lawn, a patio, garden, or other landscape feature. A retaining wall holds back a serious amount of dirt and possibly water, so it needs to be strong and long-lasting. A concrete retaining wall is usually an excellent choice for the job as a concrete retaining wall offers numerous advantages.
Concrete Retaining Wall Advantages
Concrete retaining walls have many advantages over stone or brick retaining walls.
Options. There are three different kinds of concrete retaining walls: concrete block, precast concrete, or poured-in-place concrete. Each has its benefits.
Strength. A concrete retaining wall will give you a strong retaining wall that will be able to withstand the weight of the dirt it’s holding up.
Durability. A concrete retaining wall can stand the test of time and the elements as its rot-proof, rustproof, and fireproof. A concrete retaining wall can last for decades or even over a century.
Easier installation. A concrete retaining wall is generally easier and quicker to install than other masonry wall structures.
Aesthetically pleasing. Concrete retaining walls can include curves, corners, staircases, and other embellishments. They can also be faced with stone or other materials, textured, and/or painted in numerous ways to match your home and your landscaping.
Low maintenance. Concrete retaining walls require general cleaning about once a year, and additional maintenance includes inspecting it for any cracks or other signs of deterioration. If repairs are necessary, they usually only require patching with mortar.
Environmentally friendly. Concrete retaining walls contain a large amount of natural materials that are sourced locally and/or are recycled.
Cost-effective. A concrete retaining wall delivers all of these benefits at an attractive price range.
While a concrete retaining wall does have many advantages, it is not a job that the average homeowner should attempt to tackle. Finding a reputable company with extensive concrete experience, like Tucker Paving, is advised.
The experts at Tucker Paving have over 25 years of experience in asphalt and concrete pavement construction. We have extensive experience with concrete retaining walls and other concrete construction. Contact us online, or give us a call at?(863) 299-2262, for your next concrete-related project!