At the same time a it can take on the feel of a very refined elegant look or a rustic, natural look depending on the style the homeowner.
No matter which direction a homeowner wants to follow, Proscapes LLC are experts at designing and building retaining walls and can create a retaining wall design to fit your need and tastes.
Retaining Wall Blocks For A Longer Life
When a wall is installed it is usually an “anchor” in terms of landscaping because it holds sections of earth in place and is generally a significant visual element in a yard as well. Manufactured retaining wall blocks offer a wide array of colors, textures and shapes and can be very versatile in creating a variety of looks and feels. Manufactured retaining wall blocks are also engineered for longer life and provide greater stability when used compared to other material options.
Experience in wall building and in retaining wall design is also very important. Improper base preparation and water (poor drainage) cause most retaining wall failures.
Boulders – An Option To Retaining Wall Blocks
A favorite alternative to retaining wall blocks is boulders. Boulders deliver a rustic, asymmetrical look giving a one-of-a-kind feel to the area where the wall is installed. Another great thing about boulders is they are less expensive than retaining wall blocks. Depending on the size of the boulders, they can provide great mass. As a result they can be harder to secure and may fail sooner than a wall made from special retaining wall blocks.
When A Wall Comes Tumbling Down
Retaining walls cannot stay up forever. Older walls may have deficient design or may have been built before specially produced retaining wall blocks were available. This means at some point the wall will begin failing.
Proscapes LLC suggests developing a new retaining wall design when you begin seeing one or more of the following telltale signs –
- Tilting walls
- Separation of a retaining wall from adjoining walls
- Forward movement of a wall in part or the entire wall
- Buckling, cracked or crumbing sections
- Rotted wood
Rebuilding an older, failing wall or correcting an improperly built wall is something Proscapes LLC is very familiar with. If you are considering developing a retaining wall design, we are confident we can help create a comprehensive and exciting replacement wall plan.
Call Proscapes LLC for help in building a wall or developing a retaining wall design. We pride ourselves in creating visually impactful, robust and beautiful walls for family and friends to enjoy. Areas we serve in the Madison WI area include Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie, Deforest, Waunakee, Middleton, Verona, Fitchburg, McFarland, Stoughton and all other communities in south central Wisconsin.
Call Us at (608) 244-6464 and have our professionals repair or build a classic retaining wall for you.