Retaining Wall Ideas
Video Transcript - Retaining Walls
Retaining walls are an essential part of most landscapes in Calgary, but they don't need to be strictly functional. With proper design and construction, a good retaining wall will truly transform your space increasing its function, value, and visual appeal.
There are many different types of construction materials available including Poured in place concrete, treated wood, natural stone, Or one of the many varieties of modular precast block. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and the design process can help you determine which one is best for your project.
Many of the modular concrete block products have stair materials that work well with their products.
In this case dimensional steps combined with Belvedere walling used to retain this sideyard into a sitting area, path and planted terraces Coda is another modular block that is made to mimic natural stone, in this case we used it to create a modern contemporary style retaining wall with strong linear lines or contrast that with a Pisa two wall used in this case to create a more curvilinear shape.
Retaining walls can be used to great effect to increase curb appeal, Providing practical level spaces for garden beds and greater visual impact.
Local Rundlestone shines in an informal style or in a drypack style, with each piece shaped and fitted by hand.
Natural armorstone from the Canadian Shield is suitable where a larger format Walling material is desired. Steps can be constructed from the same material for a pleasing color and texture match.
This product is Rosetta outcropping and it is designed to mimic natural stone in a larger format Again, from a design standpoint it is important to choose retaining wall materials that are appropriate for each situation.
Treated Timbers are still a strong and functional product in the landscape. They are economical and a good fit for many situations.
We hope this has inspired you to give the wide variety of materials and design options for retaining walls some serious consideration, and above all, make sure it is designed and built correctly so your investment will last and provide enjoyment for years to come.