Retaining Wall Installation

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Making use of retaining walls is a great way to improve curb appeal and add value to your property. Retaining walls are great because they allow you to prevent your soil from eroding while also adding aesthetic beauty to any residential or commercial landscape. Further, with a good retaining wall, you are able to keep your landscape looking beautiful while ensuring that the soil is strong and healthy. Reliable services for retaining wall installation Rocky Hill CT can sometimes be hard to find. Fortunately, Scenic Landscaping LLC provides experienced services and trustworthy care to customers looking for upgrades to the landscape and hardscapes.


Learn more about retaining walls and how our services are the best choice for your property. 

Our services include:

  • Ornamental walls
  • Raised landscape beds
  • Free standing walls
  • Sitting walls
  • Small fencing

What Is A Retaining Wall?

There are many different uses for retaining walls, but these days, most homeowners use them in ornamental design.

By definition, a retaining wall is a wall that is designed to retain/hold soil.

While retaining walls are, primarily, designed to hold and retain soil, they also serve two other purposes. With a retaining wall, you’re able to shape a landscape so that it’s completely level. This makes it easier to work with the landscape for things like gardening. But, along with that, retaining walls also aid in adding a certain level of elegance and beauty to any landscape that they’re developed in.

Many retaining walls are made with stone and concrete blocks, due to the durability of those materials. But, some people build retaining walls with wood, rocks, wall stones, and bricks. It often depends on the needs of the landscape, and the budget of the retaining wall project.

What Are The

Different Kinds of Retaining Walls?

There are four kinds that are very common. These are gravity retaining walls, sheet piling retaining walls, cantilevered retaining walls, and anchored retaining walls. Each one of those four retaining walls is designed for the same purpose – preventing soil erosion – but fulfills that purpose in a slightly different manner.

Most of the retaining walls that you’ll see are gravity retaining walls. These are the easiest retaining walls to build, and they’re also very effective. What a gravity retaining wall does, is it uses the weight and heft of the materials that comprise the wall, to prevent the soil from eroding and moving off of the landscape.


Sheet Piling Retaining Walls

Much thinner than gravity retaining walls, and they’re designed to be used in landscapes where space is at a premium. With a sheet piling retaining wall, the material of the walls is driven directly into the soil, where it’s then held up and used to prevent the rest of that soil from eroding. But, since the wall goes straight into the soil, these aren’t ideal for landscapes where the soil is thick and coarse.


Cantilevered Retaining Walls

Retaining walls that are connected to a foundation that goes into the depths of the soil that the retaining wall is designed to support. This foundation has an “L” shape, and the weight of the soil holds the foundation down which, in turn, prevents the retaining wall from falling away.

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Anchored Retaining Walls

Retaining walls that are attached to rods that are driven deep into the soil, at a sideways angle. The ends of those rods are filled with concrete, which allows the rods to serve as an anchor for the retaining wall. When there is limited space for a solid foundation, anchored retaining walls are very useful.

How is a Retaining Wall Installed?

To install a retaining wall properly, a good foundation must first be developed. Only then, when that foundation has been developed, can the rest of the wall be built. Both of those processes can be time-consuming and somewhat challenging.

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Installing a retaining wall isn’t a particularly challenging operation, but it does require a fair amount of time and patience. The reason for this is because, in order to ensure that the retaining wall you build is strong and sturdy, the foundation must be very well-crafted. This requires understanding the landscape that the wall is being built on so that you’re able to understand what the foundation needs to look like, and how the retaining wall should be constructed. In general, it’s usually helpful to call retaining wall experts to get a better idea of what it will require to complete your desired project. Our experts provide:
  • Initial inspection
  • Estimates
  • Material information and functionality
When that base layer is set up properly, then multiple layers of blocks can be set along with that first layer of blocks. Each layer must be even with the other layer, so as to ensure that the retaining wall is completely level. Setting up the foundation and then constructing the retaining wall are long and often tedious processes. If you aren’t already familiar with how to build a retaining wall, then the process could even become rather difficult, especially if you are working with new familiars. That’s why, as part of our Hardscaping Installation Services, Scenic Landscaping services retaining wall installation Rocky Hill CT. We can even make sure you have proper landscape drainage solutions in place.

Contact us today for retaining wall installation services in Rocky Hill CT

We’d be happy to provide an estimate and give you a few more details of what the work would entail.