Retaining Wall Designs
Retaining walls add an extra flair of style to your homes outdoor living spaces. Read more about design ideas and options.
Retaining walls are aesthetically pleasing hardscape options that prevent flooding and have numerous other practical functions such as natural seating, fire pit enclosures, and garden-flower containers. Easy to create with stone pavers, retaining walls keep soil in place, prevent sinkholes and unsightly dirt piles, and protect against flooding.Our talented staff works with the top concrete paver manufacturers in California, such as Belgard and Angelus and can easily bring your retaining wall design to life. The following concrete stone pavers are merely some of the many amazingly beautiful options available:
Angelus Stone Wall
As a multipurpose landscape set, Anchor Aspen Stone is a 7-stone package boasting warm, earth-tone colors. Perfect as patio stones for seating walls, low-rise walls for garden terraces as well as for barbeque enclosures and low-height retaining walls, Angelus Stone Wall in frequently featured in hardscape designs demonstrating comfort and relaxation.
Belgard Belair Wall
Belair Wall offers an eye-catching, multi-piece design consisting of blended colors. Ideal for freestanding retaining wall constructions that emphasize visual aesthetics. Belair Wall is celebrated as the alternative to traditional retaining walls and easily lends itself to terraces and raised patios. It also works very well in column designs, steps or in curved areas and corners.
Belgard Antique Quarry Wall
Another option in the paving stone pantheon is Belgard Antique Quarry Wall. This paver is available in a plethora of colors and shapes, and works nicely in freestanding landscape wall designs. It also looks exceptional in column and reinforced retaining wall designs. Belgard Antique Quarry Wall is great to use in a garden or as seating walls, verandas, and raised patios.
No matter what type of retaining you choose, implementing appropriate drainage behind the wall is necessary; otherwise pressure may build up and destabilize the wall, causing it to potentially crack and/or lean. Due to the excessive amount of soil or material often contained by these walls, it’s best to keep walls short, around 3 or 4 feet tall. If walls taller than 4 feet are needed, you might consider step-terracing or consult with a landscape architect and pavers contractor on the best design.
And of course, safety in design is key. Installing your retaining wall using best practices is crucial to guarantee durability and functionality. Keeping these final points in mind, and considering all the options you have for retaining walls, designing your hardscape feature should be a fun learning experience and ultimately a work of art.
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