Category: Retaining Walls

  • 4 Steps To Build Above Ground Pool Retaining Wall

    4 Steps To Build Above Ground Pool Retaining Wall

    The best way to get a pool if you don’t want to spend the earth is to go with an above ground pool.  But what if your yard is on a slope? How do you fit the pool in and make it work?  There are some yards where some simple grading will do the trick,…

  • 4 Limestone Retaining Wall Pros And Cons

    4 Limestone Retaining Wall Pros And Cons

    Retaining walls are a great addition to a backyard for many reasons. They can be great for aesthetics, literally holding back the earth and even spotlight other features such as a swimming pool. Furthermore, there are many types of retaining walls to choose from. Some material types include powder-coated steel, corten steel and boulder retaining…

  • How To Clean Retaining Wall Blocks

    How To Clean Retaining Wall Blocks

    When you look at your retaining wall you are proud of how straight and plumb it is.  Nothing to fix related to bulging or structural deficiencies.  It looks good but not great.  So what can you do to clean the wall?  You may be wondering how to clean retaining wall blocks. In this article, we answer…

  • 4 Best Retaining Wall Ideas For Sloped Backyard

    4 Best Retaining Wall Ideas For Sloped Backyard

    There is a common problem that occurs in backyards across the country. The yard is not flat and you’ve realized you need a solution. You just can’t use the yard like you want to without building a retaining wall. So what type of retaining wall is best for you? Where should you put it? Who…

  • Metal Retaining Wall: Pros, Cons, Price and How To Build

    Metal Retaining Wall: Pros, Cons, Price and How To Build

    There are numerous types of retaining walls out there to solve your grade change.  When seeking out a modern solution however, the playing field gets smaller and smaller.  Yes, a raw concrete wall, or rough hewn lumber board formed concrete wall is a sleek and modern solution.  But what if you don’t want to take…

  • How To Fix A Retaining Wall – Loose, Leaning, Seeping Fixes

    How To Fix A Retaining Wall – Loose, Leaning, Seeping Fixes

    You have noticed something wrong with your retaining wall.  Maybe the blocks at the top are out of square. Perhaps the cap has been pushed off.  Or you noticed there’s a big bulge in the middle of the wall.  There may be water seeping through the wall that turns to ice in winter.  When you…

  • Pool Retaining Wall: How To Build, How Much It Costs In 2023

    Pool Retaining Wall: How To Build, How Much It Costs In 2023

    There are times when it makes sense to build your pool into a slope.  Yes, there are the situations where you’re building a fancy infinity edge or a zero edge masterpiece.  Then there are the times when you just need to build the pool into a slope because there’s nowhere else to build the pool. At…

  • How To Build A Boulder Retaining Wall

    How To Build A Boulder Retaining Wall

    There are many opportunities to create a natural landscape when designing your backyard. From integrating sweeping beds of perennials to introducing a variety of tree species to your backyard palate.  If you have a sloping backyard, one of the most beautiful ways you can bring a natural feel to your property is a boulder retaining wall.…

  • How Much Does A Boulder Retaining Wall Cost?

    How Much Does A Boulder Retaining Wall Cost?

    After weighing the various options for an inexpensive yet attractive retaining wall, you’ve eliminated some of the options.  The precast concrete block and waste concrete block retaining walls just won’t get the job done in your landscape. Therefore, you’ve settled on the boulder retaining wall.  However, before you get started there’s one burning question remaining,…

  • What Is A Corten Steel Retaining Wall? Pros & Cons

    There are many questions homeowners ask surrounding retaining walls. The two most common are what type of retaining should they choose and what type of contractors build retaining walls. If you have a modern aesthetic, you might consider a corten steel retaining wall. These are used primarily when you have a need for crisp clean lines…