Many Silver Spring, MD homeowners may think that retaining walls are simply stacks of stone easily designed and constructed. The truth is, retaining walls may be necessary for structural support and must be carefully engineered in order to protect slopes vulnerable to erosion and gravity. In order to do their job, retaining walls for your Silver Spring, MD landscape must be professionally designed and installed in terms of excavation, grading, slope stabilization and erosion control. While retaining walls may appear like simple stacks of stone, they’re much more than that; when properly executed, they’re aesthetically pleasing, effective ways to protect your Silver Spring, MD landscape by holding back soil when a difference in earth elevation exists. Retaining walls can also create usable outdoor space.
Proper Silver Spring, MD retaining walls must be build on suitable bases with a good support system of compacted soil, sand, and gravel. Retaining walls must also have properly compacted backfill dirt behind them, and be constructed in a manner that allows for efficient drainage, since water can’t pass through most retaining walls. Landscape professionals must also take the height of retaining walls into consideration, as the height of retaining walls determines the load they can bear and how much extra reinforcement is necessary.
Considering all of the elements that go into designing and constructing effective retaining walls for your Silver Spring, MD landscape, it’s always a good idea to leave retaining walls to the professionals. Here at East Coast Landscape Design, we have decades of experience installing various types of Silver Spring, MD retaining walls that serve a number of purposes, including slope stabilization and erosion control. Contact us today to talk about the many purposes retaining walls can serve, as well as how they can extend your Silver Spring, MD outdoor living space and protect your landscaping.
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
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
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- K. Ryan and M. Koslow