Concrete Retaining Walls Built to Last a Lifetime
Minneapolis and St. Paul (aka the Twin Cities of Minnesota) are home to some of the best plant nurseries and greenhouses in the state (if not the entire US). With greeneries like the Highland Nursery, Gerten’s, and Tonkadale Greenhouses, there’s no denying that the Twin Cities are rich in trees, flowers, shrubs, and all things green. It has also inspired many locals to create their mini versions of these landscapes.
Creating your garden or updating your current one is one of the best ways to turn your home into a mini nursery or greenhouse. If you are considering this home improvement project, start by building the retaining walls. While some homeowners prefer to DIY this project, we recommend working with us to ensure your safety and a job well done.
Our Twin Cities company constructs segmented retaining walls using paver bricks, stone, concrete, or whichever your preferred material is. Our team offers a comprehensive service for retaining walls, including materials selection. If you don’t know where to start, our team will walk you through your options, as well as the process.
We collaborate with our clients to turn their landscape visions into a reality. Call our team today! We service clients in the Twin Cities and other surrounding areas (Hennepin and Ramsey Counties)
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Common Reasons to Hire a Retaining Wall Contractor
We’ve got clients who initially wanted to build their block walls themselves. After all, this project can be a DIY project. While we don’t question your ability to build one, we want our clients to know that the entire process is a long, difficult, and costly one – especially if you don’t have the right tools or know the right techniques.
Hiring a professional wall retaining contractor will almost always deliver the best results because of the following reasons:
They possess the know-how. Retaining walls might look simple, but they can be challenging to build. A retaining wall contractor in Minnesota possesses years of experience in the field, as well as the knowledge needed to build a wall. They know the right materials to use for the job, how to properly install the drainage, and how to deal with the soil surrounding your property.
Professional retaining wall contractors are also aware of the local regulations concerning this home improvement project. They can help you with securing the necessary permits and they will ensure your project abides by the state and local building codes.
They know where to source the best materials. A good retaining wall can resist the pressure of soil so the materials used for the wall must be the best of the best. Otherwise, you might end up building a new wall. Contractors know where to find the best materials. On top of that, they can also get good deals on those materials.
Spare yourself the trouble. Construction projects are fun, but they aren’t always – especially if you don’t have the tools or know-how. Plus, building a retaining wall can be time-consuming, so if you’re working around a schedule, the task can become a huge hassle.
With a professional, you don’t have to worry about these things. All you have to do is call us, plan with us, and let us do our job.
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We service the entire Minneapolis, Minnesota area with quality retaining wall construction services.
What Are the Benefits of Retaining Wall Installation?
Functional addition to your home. When built properly, a retaining wall can withstand any pressure or weight. It can hold back soil or water for a long time without needing too much maintenance. These walls can also help you save space and achieve your landscaping dreams.
Low maintenance and durable. As mentioned, these walls need little to no maintenance since they are made of durable materials. This means you don’t have to spend time or money repeatedly replacing or repairing your wall.
Prevents soil erosion. Soil erosion can cause sinkholes, wash away fertilizers and ultimately ruin your garden. You’ll end up spending money on damage control or repair. A retaining wall spares you from costly damages by reducing the chance of erosion.
Eco-friendly. Retaining walls do not hurt the earth, making it an environmentally-friendly option. These block walls reduce stormwater runoff and cause minimal disruption to the vegetation. Most of them are also made of sustainable materials that easily blend with the natural surroundings. Plus, they last longer and are friendlier to your budget.
How Deep Do Retaining Walls Need to Be?
In general, the rule is to bury one-eight of the wall’s height. So, for example, if your retaining wall is 40 inches tall (3.33 feet), the wall must be buried five inches below the soil level. Three inches below this level, you can add your gravel base.
How Tall Should a Retaining Wall Be?
Ideally, a retaining wall should stand at around five feet, but on average, most retaining walls are between three and four feet. This is the optimal height since the wall will not require anchors or other pricey installations.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our services start with your first call. Call us and schedule an appointment. During our initial consultation, we’ll discuss your vision of the project, the work you want to be done, and the surveying process of your location.
Once we’ve noted down your needs, we create a custom plan. Our strategy is always based on your vision. We’ll also give you different options and estimates to choose from.
Now sit back, relax, and let us work our magic. After the consultation, our team drops by your home to transform the area. Our mission is to bring to life what you had envisioned for your landscape.
Once we’re done with your yard, invite family and friends over to enjoy your completed space. If there are any necessary adjustments, our team can return to make the changes; otherwise, enjoy your new space!