We received a call last June about a failing timber retaining wall. Sixty feet long by six feet high, the wall was constructed of railroad ties around twenty years ago. It had deteriorated over time, leaving the homeowner with a wall on the verge of a dangerous collapse. The owners hired us, East Coast Landscape Design, to replace their aging retaining wall. Serving the Washington, DC area since 1979, they chose our Montgomery County, Maryland landscape company based on our reputation and our four decades of experience in complex landscape design and installation.
In order to prevent the hillside above from crumbling or affecting adjacent properties, we had to approach this fragile project structurally, aesthetically and legally. We spoke to neighbors, experts, and local officials to explore our options and outline required building codes and legal regulations. Based on the site and the size of the wall, we recommended a segmented retaining wall with steps. The final design features Baltimore Wall Stone, manufactured by Techo-Bloc, and includes embedded lights and a required safety rail.
Initially there were concerns about tying into the neighboring retaining walls, but after working with a local structural engineer on the complex design, there were no problems at all. The Techno-Bloc segmented retaining wall and coordinating products are an ideal landscape solution for patios and driveways, and can both protect and enhance landscape features by providing stormwater management and long-term erosion control.
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They did a retaining wall. It's perfect. They showed up when they said they were going to and finished the job up nicely. I hadn't worked with them before...I have some jobs in the works, and I plan on reusing them...I would call on them again...
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