With over thirty years of experience in Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. metro area, Premier Paving & Planting are familiar with the conditions unique to the area. They take this into consideration with every landscape design they create and install, and this deep understanding makes then well qualified to resolve any erosion and drainage issues on their clients’ properties. One effective solution Premier Paving & Planting commonly employs is the design and construction of functional and attractive retaining walls. To ensure that their customers understand how important retaining walls can be for their Falls Church, VA property they have put together this list of their most frequently asked questions.
1. Are retaining walls only to prevent Falls Church, VA properties from experiencing erosion?
While retaining walls are an effective way to prevent damaging erosion this is not their only possible function. A retaining wall can also denote property lines and create boundaries around spaces. They can add curb appeal and guide visitors along the driveway. Retaining walls can even be terraced and used to create colorful plantings. A well placed retaining wall can also be used to help manage excess water runoff, which can be a common problem in the area.
2. Are there any permits needed to have retaining walls built in Falls Church, VA?
Premier Paving & Planting is familiar with any requirements that might be needed before a retaining wall can be built, and they know that all of this can be confusing for the property owner. They will make sure that all of the paperwork is filed and any permits are secured, and see that all other requirements are met before the project is started. If the neighborhood has a home owner’s association, they will also take of these requirements. This allows property owners to relax knowing that their project is in good hands.
3. Is it important for the landscaping crew to be licensed and fully insured?
Even though a retaining wall is relatively simple to construct, accidents can happen. If the work crew is not licensed and fully insured the property owner often is held financially responsible, and this can be devastating if a serious accident does occur. At Premier Paving & Planting the technicians are fully licensed and insured, along with being well trained. They will be on hand through every step of the project to ensure that everything goes smoothly, and to address any problems if they arise. The licensed contractor won’t leave until the customer states that they are completely satisfied, and it is this commitment to their clients that has made them one of the premier full service hardscape and landscaping companies in the area.
4. Is it important to have retaining walls on Falls Church, VA properties installed by professionals?
It is extremely important for retaining walls to be constructed by experienced and professional masons. In order for the retaining wall to withstand the pressure of the soil and occasional water flow it has to be well built. At Premier Paving & Planting their masons pay close attention to every detail and employ the same techniques that have been used for generations. They are also skilled at working with a variety of natural and manmade materials and are capable of designing and installing retaining walls on the Falls Church, VA property that is attractive and functional.
5. Can a property owner tell if a retaining wall was installed properly?
If cracks or bulges start to appear or the retaining wall on the Falls Church, VA property starts to lean, these are good signs that it wasn’t built properly. When these problems start to appear not only will the retaining wall be unable to prevent erosion, it can also make it unsafe. Manmade and natural materials are heavy and if the retaining wall collapses the falling debris can cause serious injuries. Not only will the high trained mason employ the correct techniques when building a retaining wall, Premier Paving & Planting also guarantees their work. They are proud of their record for designing and installing innovative landscapes and will take the time to ensure that every project they complete meets and exceeds all industry standards. This gives their customers added peace of mind knowing that their retaining wall is built to last.
6. Can retaining walls on Falls Church, VA properties be constructed from various materials?
Premier Paving & Planting specializes in installing interlocking blocks and pavers, and can use these materials to create retaining walls that are durable, attractive and affordable. Natural stone is another popular option, and the skilled masons will help clients pick the right one for their project. Sometimes customers want a retaining wall that really stands out from the others and Premier Paving & Planting often recommends the use of sturdy timber planks to create one that is unique to the property. With their combination of skill and experience Premier Paving & Planting can design and construct the perfect retaining walls for any commercial or residential property.
7. How long does construction take for a retaining wall?
The duration of the project will depend on the location, size, design and type of materials used to construct the retaining wall. The friendly staff at Premier Paving & Planting will discuss the timeline during the consultation, and work with clients to create one that works best for everyone. Once the design has been approved, they will start work immediately.
Premier Paving & Planting has been designing and installing hardscape features since 1987, and this includes all types of retaining walls. With a commitment to excellence and dedicated to their customers and the environment, it is easy to see why they are often the first choice when a retaining wall needs to be built.
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