Get Your Retaining Wall Built Right The First Time
We see an alarming amount of homeowners with premature failing retaining walls that were built only a few years before we visited the property. In fact, failing retaining walls are 60% of our business projects.
In this line of work, it's easy to take shortcuts that won't show up for years down the line. Many of the contractors building these walls only know how to make them look good to the untrained eye.
Repairing Failing Retaining Walls is 60% of Our Business Projects
It might cost more but this is an investment in your property. You wouldn't go to a general doctor if you needed brain surgery, so you shouldn't go to just any landscaper when you need a retaining wall builder. It will cost you more to build the wall over in a few years than it would by having it built right the first time. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Greenscape's Extended Warranty
Hiring a contractor to build your residential retaining wall is a big investment of time and money and we don’t take it lightly. We are seeing an alarming rate of failing structures that are less than a few years old and realize our customers deserve to have peace of mind when hiring us.
We believe our customers deserve to have peace of mind when choosing to work with us. That's why we offer an extended warranty that will protect your investment for up to 25 additional years.
Counteract Forces Of Gravity
Although retaining walls are all around us, many people fail to notice them until nature has taken its toll on their yard and home. It’s a good idea to learn about them and their benefits before Mother Nature comes knocking at your front door.
The core function of a retaining wall is to counteract the forces of gravity. They are located in areas of a terrain that require extra support in order to stop earth from being forced downhill with erosion. North Carolina soils and weather are extremely volatile making it imperative that most homeowners have retaining walls built for drainage, structural integrity, and preventing erosion. But, retaining walls have many more benefits.
Provides Flooding Control
Prevents Sliding Land & Soil
Expands Usable Space
Design & Color Variety
Durable & Easy to Maintain
Highlights Focal Point
Water Damage, Drainage Issues or Erosion Problems?
Erosion, flooding and soil movement can quickly damage homes and landscapes. Carolina soil and weather are extremely turbulent making it imperative that homeowners and businesses have strong retaining walls built in problem areas. These walls will help counteract the forces of gravity by adding extra support and directing water flow to maintain structure integrity.
A word of advice from the people that deal with this situation every day – have your property looked at before you run into bigger, more expensive problems and if you start to see signs of water damage or draining issues, get it taken care of right away. This could save you thousands of dollars and hours of headaches.
Increase Useable Space
Mountain homes are often confined to using a small section of the land because of the slopes, but retaining walls can expand this space creating more level ground for you and your family to enjoy.
How Long Do Retaining Walls Last?
The lifespan of a wall would depend on the type of materials, climatic conditions, soil and groundwater conditions. Given that the wall is properly installed, it's reasonable to expect 20-40 years for timber retaining walls and anywhere between 50-100 years for for masonry or concrete.
If they are not properly installed, they can tilt, bulge, or even collapse. This is a serious problem and very dangerous to anyone near the site. A large percentage of our projects are repairing damage from a failing wall design.
Here's an image of a customer that had a retaining wall just built months ago and it's already falling over.
The design possibilities for retaining walls are endless with different colors, materials and designs. This will improve the aesthetic look of your property and increase its value.
There are a variety of materials you can choose from for your retaining wall, but you will need to consider your budget, the purpose of the wall and your desired look.
Our most popular and recommended choice is boulder landscaping walls. Boulders are absolutely phenomenal for retaining walls. They don’t weather or suffer from erosion and they can tolerate massive amounts of earth movement, not to mention their beauty and natural look.
The project time will greatly depend on the size and scope of the design, ordering and delivery of the materials and plants, and of course the weather. Due to circumstances outside our control (mostly Mother Nature) we cannot provide you with exact dates, but we do know your time is very valuable and promise to do our best to complete your project in a timely manner without sacrificing quality work.
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Building reliable retaining walls is our specialty and we are here to answer any of your questions about hiring a contractor for your home.
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"Quality is Upscale...Ryan and his work team are very much appreciated by us. They helped us with a water issue and failing retaining wall. Instead of just finding and creating solutions to our problem they designed our new water draining and retaining landscape in such a way that it complimented our home and is aesthetically pleasing. So much so that it attracted multiple other homeowners in our neighborhood who were eager to have landscaping tasks attended to by Ryan and his team. He took the time to talk each decision over with us, provide us with an array of solutions and options, and got to know our family. Ryan and his work team are extremely hardworking on the job and the quality is upscale. This and the friendliness and dedication that they displayed on the job are worthy of 5 stars.
Schedule Home Estimate
You can call us at (828) 974-4041 or fill out our quote form to start the process. This call typically takes less than 10 minutes. If we are a good fit for your project, we will schedule an appointment date and time to assess your property.
Our visit to your property can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the complexity. We will present any possible solutions and help you choose what is right for you and your budget.
Once you're ready to get started, we will go over your contract and answer any questions you may have. Your start date is scheduled once the contract is signed and the deposit is secure.
Building Your Retaining Wall
Once the deposit is secure, about 80% of the materials will be delivered to the site while the other materials will be delivered during the construction.
If needed, we will demolition the site removing old structures or anything in the path of the wall. We will then grade the soil to the proper depth and hardness and depending on the needs of the project, we will fill it with gravel, compacted gravel or concrete.
Once we have the footer nice and compact, we will start building the first course. The retaining wall will be approximately 2 feet high before the lower drainage is installed.
Proper drainage is essential to maintaining a healthy wall. We install drainage at the bottom of the wall and at the top to ensure all water is directed properly avoiding hydrostatic pressure.
Once we finish building the wall to its final height, we will install the cap. If we are contracted for landscaping services, such as sod, mulch, plants and trees, we will finish up the job by completing these tasks.
Now that we have completed all the work, we will walk you around the wall explaining the drainage and answering any questions you may have.