Putting in a retaining wall is something that is better left to skilled technicians with experience. Schleg Valley Construction is available with the expertise and equipment to help you when you are in need of retaining wall installation in Index and the surrounding areas.
Construction projects can become very expensive. Because of this, you need to understand what the task entails before beginning work. It is important to know that retaining wall installation is rarely anything you can get done on your own.
What is a Retaining Wall?
Retaining walls are structures built that run perpendicular to the ground on a minimum of one side as a way to prevent slippage or soil erosion due to wind or water pressure. A retaining wall often gets installed on slopes that are around 10 degrees or less.
You may also hear retaining walls referred to as:
- Vertical earth structures (VES)
- Earth berms
- Geosynthetic stabilizers
- Soil nails
- Slope protection systems
Some of the more common materials used for constructing retaining walls include logs, stones, concrete blocks, sandbags, and sometimes recycled plastic or bricks made from soil or clay.
Hiring professionals to take on your retaining wall installation comes with many benefits. For example, they will have the necessary experience to design and build the structure correctly to eliminate the chance of issues in the future. At Schleg Valley Construction, we also have all of our own excavation equipment and other tools to ensure the project goes smoothly. We know the best materials to use for any given project based on rainfall patterns, soil types, and more.