Gaithersburg MD Retaining Walls

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The professionals at East Coast Landscape Design specialize in the careful engineering of retaining walls, and the excavation, grading, slope stabilization, and erosion control associated with retaining walls.

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Retaining Wall Drainage Gaithersburg MD

Will a retaining wall help my drainage situation in Gaithersburg, MD?

A professionally built retaining wall is both a functional and an artistic addition to your property. It keeps the soil in place, helps prevent flooding, controls erosion, prevents damage to your home and other structures and can help stop sink holes. The retaining wall is one of the oldest methods of drainage and erosion control, in use for thousands of years.

It takes a trained professional to properly design and build a retaining wall that helps drainage in Gaithersburg, MD. Many homeowners trust the work to the pros at East Coast Landscape Design. They have been building retaining walls since 1979 and understand the local soil and water conditions.

Do I need to worry about retaining wall drainage in Gaithersburg, MD?

Yes, the design and engineering of every retaining wall must factor in the need for proper drainage. Water will collect behind the wall. This must be structurally planned for so it can be guided away from the wall and dealt with safely.

The usual methods are weep holes in the wall or drainpipes behind the wall. Experts also know the proper backfill to use and how to locate the wall so it will be safe and protected. The soil must be graded properly to make the wall effective and also durable.

I hate the idea of a cement wall messing up my beautiful landscape design. But I know I need to deal with the drainage and erosion control problems I have. What can I do?

A modern retaining wall is more than drainage control construction. It can add beauty and functionality to your existing landscape. You can choose from a range of materials, including pavers, brick and stone. These materials add a natural, rustic look to any landscape.

Work with a company like East Coast Landscape Design to be sure you get the look you want. The team at East Coast has been building retaining walls for over three decades. They know how to create attractive, functional walls that enhance the look of your property.

The pros at East Coast Landscape Design handle the entire job, including:

  • Design work
  • Excavation
  • Guidance in choosing the best materials, including modular block, natural stone or timber
  • Slope stabilization
  • Erosion control and drainage help

Are there different types of retaining walls?

Yes, there are 4 main types of retaining walls. These are not one-size-fits-all projects. Each one must be properly matched to the drainage and erosion issues present on your property. The wall itself must be customized to the specific slope, water and soil conditions.

The 4 types of retaining walls most used in this area are:

  • Gravity — these leverage the volume and weight of the material to keep soil in place.
  • Cantilevered — these have interior material added for strength.
  • Sheet piling — this type works best in narrow spots and for clay soils.
  • Anchored — this type of wall has reinforced support.

The experts at East Coast Landscape Design can help you create a retaining wall that handles drainage issues in Gaithersburg MD, while adding beauty to your property.

See what some of our customers think

Maryland landscaping customer

The retaining wall and paver patio was tastefully blended into the back of our house and the contours and seams were impeccable.... The field stone terrace garden plots were truly a work of art and science... Thanks again for such a beautiful job.

- Dr. E. Bothwell
Olney MD

Maryland landscaping customer

One year after you finished our landscaping, I must say that we are overwhelmed at how fabulous you have made our home look.

- N. Bobys
Rockville, MD

Maryland landscaping customer

We are thrilled with our new stream and pond. We waited a long time, did a lot of research and talked to many landscapers about this work. Although we were expecting your work to be good, it turned out better than our expectations. Your attitude, as well as your crew's, was professional and upbeat...

- K. Ryan and M. Koslow
Washington DC

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