Silver Spring 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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How long can I expect my retaining wall to last?

A professionally engineered and constructed retaining wall for drainage and erosion control in Silver Spring, MD, will last 50 to 100 years. Individual environmental factors can influence the lifespan, including specific soil and groundwater conditions.

I want my Silver Spring, MD, retaining wall to control drainage, but also to look attractive. Can it be designed with curves in it?

Yes, curves are often built in to retaining walls, as well as garden accent walls. They are a great way to soften the general look of the retaining wall. Your contractor can help you design the best wall for your needs and to fit in well with your landscaping.

How tall can I build my retaining wall?

That depends on where it is built. It needs to be located so the retaining wall handles drainage issues in Silver Spring, MD. Several placement factors influence the height, including:

  • Soil grading
  • Slope
  • Type of soil
  • Groundwater
  • Surcharge loads

That’s why you need to work with an experienced professional, who understands the Silver Spring, MD, drainage issues and how a retaining wall can help it. The local team at East Coast Landscape Design has been helping people with their drainage issues since 1979. A retaining wall is a very complex construction job that requires expert engineering in order to be effective and last for years.

Will I also need a drain if I build a retaining wall?

Most of the time, a drain is needed. The contractor will install a drain system behind the retaining wall in Silver Spring, MD, for drainage purposes. It lets the water safely flow away from the wall and stops pressure from building up behind the wall.

An experienced retaining wall contractor with drainage experience in Silver Spring, MD, can choose the most effective system. In some cases, weep holes work fine. For other walls, drainpipes work best.

What problems will a retaining wall fix?

A retaining wall will let you build, garden, relax or play on an otherwise inaccessible slope. It keeps soil in place, helping with both drainage and erosion control issues. Many times the first step required before building a patio, driveway or walkway is to build a retaining wall.

I’m worried that the retaining wall will ruin the look of my landscaping design. How can I make it fit in?

There are several methods that you can use to make your retaining wall look like a natural part of the landscape. A well designed wall can actually enhance the look of your property.

Designers suggest adding one of these features:

  • Incorporate a fountain or other type of water feature
  • Add lighting to the wall
  • Build steps into the wall to make it easy to reach the area above it
  • Install wall caps
  • Add benches, built in to the wall
  • Add an outdoor fireplace to the design

The experts at East Coast Landscape Design can help you create a retaining wall that handles drainage issues in Silver Spring, 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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