The right retaining wall design in Alexandria, VA, can add charm and eye-catching looks to a landscape. The huge variety of materials available for wall construction makes it easier than ever to come up with a look that enhances the property. This gives it curb appeal when it is time to sell and beauty that can be enjoyed today.
Retaining walls are made with a variety of materials, including natural stone, brick, timber, concrete and concrete blocks. These blocks come in a wide mix of shapes, sizes, textures and designs. They can even mimic the look of stone and brick at much less cost. All these materials have their pros and cons.
Concrete blocks can help control runoff and drainage. Their variety makes them perfect for sculpted and curved wall designs. Because they can be stacked, they usually don’t need mortar. On the negative side, they are not usually effective for walls above four feet.
Natural stone gives a home a rustic look and traditional appeal. It works well on curved designs. On the negative side, they are expensive, take a long time to build and are not as effective as blocks for controlling water and drainage.
Poured concrete walls are probably the strongest choice. They can be formed to any shape or size and can be constructed quite high. On the negative side, they need to be installed by a contractor experienced in concrete use, or they will crack. The look is more streamlined and modern compared to natural stone, so it may not fit into every architectural style.
Bricks are attractive and suitable for most exteriors. They are very durable and last for years will little upkeep. On the negative side, the installation takes a good deal of labor and the overall structure is not as effective as several other materials. It can be complicated to arrange good drainage.
The experts at Premier Paving and Planting have years of experience in retaining wall design and construction in Alexandria, VA. They understand how to build a wall that holds back soil, gets rid of swampy areas, makes sloped areas accessible and add beauty to the look of a yard.
Premier Paving and Planting has been serving local homeowners and businesses since 1987. The staff is proud to have earned the coveted A+ rating from Angie’s List. They are also authorized contractors for Belgard and Techno-Bloc and are certified by ICPL, NCMA and PICP.
Premier handles a wide range of outdoor projects for the local community, including:
Call today for an estimate, free and no-obligation from the experts at Premier Paving and Planting.
We love the new retaining wall. We should have done somethng to solve our backyard drainage problems sooner. No more flooding in the basement! Thanks for ending that problem, and adding a beautiful wall in our backyard too.
- Dr. T. Ramsey
Our neighbors keep saying how great our yard looks. I don't have the heart to tell them that with your planning help, it is actually very low maintenance now - and it looks great!
- G. Thomas
Wow! How relaxing it is to come home, sit on the back patio, and listen to the new stream and look at the new pond. We did a lot of research and talked to many other landscaping companies about doing this work. We wanted it to turn out really good, but it turned out even better than our expectations.
- C. Phillips