Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to unnatural slopes. They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of terrain possessing undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retaining_wall).
Many different contractors from various backgrounds attempt to construct retaining walls, but few invest the resources necessary to understand the best construction practices. Petty’s Irrigation and Landscape has invested the resources necessary (holding ICPI and NCMA certifications) and we are experienced with several wall types:
- CMU (concrete masonry unit or cinder) block walls
- Natural stone walls (stacked and veneer)
- Segmented block walls (Keystone, Anchor, etc.)
Petty’s Irrigation & Landscape is also extensively experienced with engineered retaining walls and the exacting standards required. Whether the wall is decorative or structural, Petty’s will deliver the wall to your exact job specifications and within your allotted time frame.
The practical application of retaining walls may be clear, but they can be used in many clever ways, such as flower beds and irrigation. We, at Petty’s, like to keep in mind that along with the ways retaining walls may be used, there are many different styles and colors of materials to chose from!