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Retaining Walls

Retaining Wall Builder – Louisville, Ky

Building a Retaining Wall

Retaining walls are a great solution when you need to turn a sloped area into a flat usable surface. They are also most commonly used when installing a pool on a sloped backyard. When hiring a retaining wall contractor, the most important thing to look for is experience. Retaining walls are a large investment. If they are not properly built by an experienced professional, they can fail. When you want your wall built right, Lambs Lawn Service has a long portfolio of completed jobs and happy homeowners who would be more than happy to give their experience with Lambs Lawn Service.

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Types of Retaining Walls

Retaining walls serve many purposes. Some are just for looks while others are built to stop erosion or turn that sloping yard into a usable space. Whether you are thinking about building a freestanding block wall or a retaining wall to hold back soil, planning is the key to creating a long lasting wall. First, lets look at the two different types of block walls that are most commonly built.

Freestanding Wall

Freestanding walls are just as the name describes, freestanding. A freestanding wall is usually shorter than 3 feet and both sides are visible. Freestanding walls are typically just built for aesthetic purposes. They are used to break up open spaces and create visually pleasing hardscapes. To get a mental image of what a freestanding wall might look like, imagine a block seating wall around a patio. Both sides are visible and you can access both sides.

Retaining Wall

Retaining walls are designed to laterally support soil. The finished product will result in two separate levels of soil. You will have a high side behind the retaining wall and lower side on the face of the retaining wall. Depending on how your area is setup, you can either use the high side or the low side as your new usable area. To get a better understanding of how retaining walls can be used in real world scenarios, lets take a look at a situation we deal with a lot. Your home is nestled on a gradually sloping hill that you call your backyard. Your family wants to install a pool but the yard is just too steep. Lambs Lawn Service & Landscaping can turn your sloping yard into a flat yard by adding a retaining wall. The paver block wall can be built tall enough to level the area you need to install the pool.

What can you build a retaining wall with?

Block Retaining Wall

Used for both free standing walls and retaining walls, custom retaining wall blocks come in a vast array of color blends, texture and are durable enough to last a lifetime. These retaining wall blocks come in different styles to match any architectural style, as well. For example, a tumbled stone design has the edges rounded off to look as if the stone has some natural wear. Choosing a precast retaining wall block for your outdoor landscape project is a way to ensure a quality and long lasting retaining wall.

Boulder Retaining Wall

Boulder retaining walls are constructed by placing natural quarried stones next to and on top of each other to create a natural looking wall. These natural stone walls can be built with large limestone boulders or other stones that are found in your area. Get a functional retaining wall that looks like it was placed there by mother nature.

Commercial Block

When your commercial development or highway project needs a large retaining wall, Lambs Lawn Service & Landscaping can build your freestanding wall, gravity wall or reinforced wall using oversized engineered concrete retaining wall blocks. These blocks weigh more than 2000 lbs each. They are built to withstand anything mother nature can throw at them.

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