Premier Paving & Planting has over thirty years of experience in Northern Virginia and the Washington D.C. metro area and are well familiar with the conditions unique to the area. They take this into consideration when they are designing and installing hardscapes and landscapes, and this understanding of the area makes them well qualified to resolve common drainage and erosion problems. One effective solution that Premier Paving & Planting often recommends to their commercial and residential clients is to have retaining walls installed on the Springfield, VA property. To ensure that their customers know about the benefits of adding retaining walls they have put together this list of their clients’ most frequently asked questions.
1. What is the purpose of retaining walls on Springfield, VA properties?
Retaining walls are an effective way to prevent soil erosion on slopes and in areas where water runoff is common. It can also be used to denote boundaries and property lines. A retaining wall can even provide extra seating if it is placed by an outdoor living space. They can be used to guide visitors along a winding driving, and even create usable space on a slope. Versatile and functional, it is easy to see why retaining walls are a popular addition on Springfield, VA properties.
2. Do property owners have to secure any permits before a retaining wall is built?
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. Why should the hardscape and landscaping company be licensed and insured?
At Premier Paving & Planting all of their craftsmen are certified, well trained and insured. They know that while building a retaining wall is relatively simple, accidents can occur. If the work crew is not licensed and insured any damages could become the financial responsibility of the property owner, and this can quickly become expensive. To ensure that the project goes smoothly the landscape contractor will be on hand every step of the way, and will quickly and efficiently resolve any problem. They won’t leave the jobsite until the customer states that they are fully satisfied, and it is this commitment to their clients that has earned Premier Paving & Planting an A+ rating on Angie’s List.
4. How long does construction typically take for a retaining wall to be completed?
The length of the project will depend on the location, size, design and type of materials used to construct the retaining walls on the Springfield, VA property. The knowledgeable team at Premier Paving & Planting will discuss the timeline with their clients during the consultation, and work with them to create one that works best for their busy schedules. Once the design has been approved, they will start work immediately and if any delays do occur the property owner will be immediately informed.
5. How important is it to have retaining walls on Springfield, VA properties be constructed 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 that are attractive and functional.
6. How will a property owner be able to tell if the retaining wall wasn’t built properly?
When retaining walls on Springfield, VA properties start to lean or cracks and bulges start to appear it wasn’t constructed properly. When these signs start to appear not only will the retaining wall not be functional, it can also be unsafe. Regardless of whether the retaining walls on the Springfield, VA property were constructed from manmade or natural stone the material will be heavy and can cause serious injuries if it falls. Premier Paving & Planting is proud of its distinguished 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 that the retaining wall will last for years.
7. Can retaining walls be built from different materials?
Premier Paving & Planting specializes in the use of interlocking blocks and often recommends their use to their clients looking for an attractive and affordable retaining wall. Permeable and non-permeable pavers are also popular choices with property owners. These manmade materials are also available in a variety of natural colors so clients can have a retaining wall that matches or compliments the existing structures. Premier Paving & Planting is also skilled with the use of natural stone and can suggest the right one for any retaining wall.
Premier Paving & Planting takes pride in every job that they do, and this includes the design and construction of retaining walls. They are committed to providing their customers with affordable, attractive and environmentally friendly designs and installations that will be enjoyed for years. When a retaining wall is needed see why so many property owners depend on the professionals at Premier Paving & 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