Olathe retaining wall installation has garnered considerable importance over the years. Due to the uneven terrain in parts of our city, many yards have required a retaining wall for a variety of reasons.
Often, we install retaining walls in Olathe homes to solve a problem. A problematic slope needs conquering or aesthetics of a space need improved. The problem with these problem-solving solutions is mathematic. A structure designed to hold back tons upon tons of dirt offers no room for error.
What is a Retaining Wall?
Other than a bad idea for a DIY project, a retaining wall is essentially a structure built to hold dirt or land. Often, these structures remove precarious slopes from a yard, offer safety or improve the look of Olathe landscaping.
Normally, a retaining wall has six main components. Different materials may offer changes, but usually, these six aspects are present in every wall:
- Drainage Stone
- Filter Fabric
- Weep Hole
- Footing Drain
Retaining Wall Materials
There are many materials one can use during an Olathe retaining wall installation. Popular materials include:
- Concrete Blocks
- Poured Concrete
- Interlocking Concrete Blocks
While we don’t recommend DIY Olathe retaining wall installation projects due to the intricate nature of the math, you can attempt to do so. The best materials for DIY retaining wall include timbers and interlocking concrete blocks.
Poured concrete is not usually an option for a DIY, but the material is durable and offers great flexibility in design for many interested in Olathe retaining wall installation.
Traditional Olathe retaining walls often are made of masonry. Materials like stone, brick, and concrete blocks are all common place. However, your best bet is hiring a professional Olathe landscaper to create a wall with these materials. At Huston Contracting, we have a number of masonry styling to choose from when designing your wall.
Awesome Olathe Retaining Wall Projects
There are number of ways to add a wall to your landscaping. Some of our favorites include:
- Stairs to sidewalk or another part of property
- Creating a terrace in the backyard
- Making a terrace
- Creating a driveway
Upgrading Your Structure
It’s easy to take an old retaining wall from funky to fresh with a little professional help. Often, we upgrade old walls through a few different processes, including:
- Smoothing Stucco
- Adding Veneer
Not every retaining wall can be saved. Often, redoing the wall, not revamping it, is what needs to happen, but we certainly can try to save your wall. Occasionally, a wall suffering from the below can be brought back to life:
Olathe Retaining Wall Installation
If you’re looking for any Olathe retaining wall installation services or repairs, we hope you’ll get in touch. At Huston Contracting, we have perfected the art of the retaining wall. We look forward to helping you with any and every Olathe landscape project.