Retaining walls are created for structural support but also for visual or aesthetic purposes. They help with soil erosion management which can be a problem where water flow can happen in excess.
Lack of Erosion Control in a structure may lead to cracks in building foundations, driveways and patios which results in unintended flooding and structural deficiencies.
With Maryland’s rolling topography, we are presented with serious landscape challenges, such as– storm water runoff careening down slopes and eroding topsoil. This contributes to structural damage, which further leads to recurrent puddles, bare spots and swampy depressions with standing water that harbors insect pests.
The soil becomes unstable and unsafe.
By integrating retaining walls into your building structures, runoff flows within the structure will be redirected, thereby preventing water damage from harming structural safety. This is also part of the crucial environmental preservation process.
This brings us to the million dollar question;
When Should You Build A Germantown MD Retaining wall?
The best time to build a retaining wall for your home is when you are constructing your building structure. Retaining walls are an integral part of your building structure that need to be integrated into the construction of the building from the onset.
If you have an already built structure that lacks a retaining wall, then the best time to build one is now, especially before the rainy season sets in.
Also, when hiring anyone to build a retaining wall for your building structure, here is some basic knowledge you should have and put into consideration:
1. The retaining wall must be built on a suitable base, set below ground level.
2. It must have a properly compacted backfill dirt behind the wall.
3. It must have an efficient drainage system.
4. The height of the retaining wall should tally with the height of the building.
By allowing East Coast Landscape Design build a Germantown MD Retaining wall for your structure now, you are subscribing to a lifetime of erosion control management and landscape design best practices to preserve and enhance your property.
East Coast Landscape Design is Located in Montgomery County, Maryland since 1979.
Under the leadership of President Mark Simpson, East Coast Landscape Design has served Maryland’s Communities of: Howard County, Montgomery County, Potomac, Bethesda, Kensington, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Columbia as well as the greater Washington DC, and Northern Virginia metro area with Landscape Design, Engineering and Construction Services, for over 40 years.
With the help of a skilled team of stonemasons, trained landscapers, and staff who are knowledgeable and specialize in the excavation, grading, slope stabilization, engineering and erosion control associated with retaining walls, we are always ready to help you plan and install your East Coast Landscape Design home improvement project. We have also designed and installed landscape projects, including patios, outdoor kitchens, driveways, and retaining walls.
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