There are a few different reasons why homeowners may choose to get a retaining wall. Erosion is often a major deciding factor, because a wall can stop soil movement in its path. If you live on a particularly steep plot of land, or have been noticing soil creep recently, a retaining wall could be a good decision.
The other primary reason is purely decorative; there are a few different materials we usually use to build the wall, giving you plenty of opportunities to customize your new wall, creating something that is as beautiful as it is useful.
Depending on what you're looking for, there are a few different types of retaining walls to choose from.
Wood is the most affordable option, so if you're on a budget this is likely the best material for you. It is important to keep in mind that while its initial price tag is likely lower than for other materials, the lifespan is also significantly shorter, so you should factor in maintenance and replacement costs when deciding whether or not going with wood is the right decision.
For a more resilient wall, mortar is a good choice. In this case, materials like brick or stone are fused together, creating a structure that stands up to years of use. While a bit pricier, mortared walls are long-lasting and, because of the multitude of materials available, they offer countless opportunities for customization.
Segmented retaining walls are a third option offered by Grade A Excavation & Landscape Inc.. This type of wall uses bricks that are designed to fit together like puzzle pieces. Midway between the cost of a wooden wall and a mortared one, segmented retaining walls provide the durability of a pricier wall, while still being budget-friendly.
Prices vary depending on the landscape we're working with, which is why Grade A Excavation & Landscape Inc. always performs a consultation before getting started. We will thoroughly inspect the area and, based on factors like soil type, the wall's projected dimensions and the angle of the lawn, give you a fair cost estimate.
Nobody likes to be surprised by the bill once things are finished, so from the very start Grade A Excavation & Landscape Inc. is communicative about how much it will cost.
If you're not sure whether or not a retaining wall is right for you, feel free to give us a call (720) 263-2001, in Westminster, CO and we can assess the situation, allowing you to make an informed decision.