While seemingly simple, Olathe retaining wall installations can become surprisingly complex. There’s a lot of science that goes into taking uneven terrain and building a stunning wall to even it out. Olathe landscape designers often have their hands full when a new wall is under construction.
The Best Time For Olathe Retaining Wall Installations:
While our professional staff here at Huston Contracting can install a wall whenever you need it, there is an ideal time. During the right timeframe, retaining walls can be installed quicker and better than during other parts of the year. So what time is absolutely ideal?
To determine that, let’s take a look at precipitation and temperature. Ideally, we’d like to perform Olathe retaining wall installations during dry months with spring-like temperatures.
With that premise in mind, a quick dive into Olathe weather on Google should give us a decent answer. Olathe’s rainiest months come in May and June. Thus, it may not be the best idea to schedule a retaining wall installation during these periods.
However, the months with the least precipitation December, January, and February – which can also be problematic due to the cold weather. While hot streaks are becoming more common during these months, they aren’t the best months for such a job. That title goes to March, April, and October.
There’s Wiggle Room
While we at Huston Contracting do believe March and April to be some of the best months for Olathe retaining wall installations, there’s some wiggle room from a temperature and precipitation standpoint.
You can install a retaining wall at any time of the year if you’re working with professional landscape designers who know what they’re doing. The key is to do things properly no matter what time of year it is.
Retaining Wall Tips and Tricks
If you’re about to tackle an Olathe retaining wall installation alone or with the help of a professional, there are a few things you want to consider. Some of the most important aspects of any wall include:
- Always incorporate the retaining wall into your lifestyle and design of your landscape.
- Any wall over four feet should require some professional attention from an engineer.
- Manufactured blocks and stones keep things simple and remove the guesswork out of installing. Plus, they look natural and fantastic.
- Creating a solid base before doing anything else is essential.
- Make sure you account for drainage.
- Backfills are essential for full support.
The Retaining Wall Professionals You Need
If you’re looking to add a stunning retaining wall to your landscape this spring or summer, get in touch. At Huston Contracting, our landscape designers and engineers are ready and willing to help you create a beautiful retaining wall. We look forward to lending a helping hand to the landscape of your dreams.