Is your property sitting on a slope? If so, then you need a retaining wall. A retaining wall keeps soil in place, maintains the land’s grading, and prevent erosion from occurring. Without a retaining wall in place, it’s more likely that your lawn or landscaping will start to seep down the slope and cause further issues.
At TR Stonemason, we have installed several sandstone retaining walls over the years and understand the process well. Our team will ensure that your property has a strong sandstone block retaining wall that can handle extreme weather conditions and always keeps your lawn protected.
A retaining wall is no simple structure as it needs to function properly to protect your landscaping as well as blend into your garden. Therefore, building a sandstone retaining wall requires careful design and consideration as it needs to be able to handle a lot of pressure and yet still ensure for proper drainage. Retaining walls can be made from a range of different materials, including brick, concrete blocks, and natural stone. However, a sandstone retaining wall structure features the following basic components:
Base –A strong base ensures that the retaining wall can handle any added pressure and keep the soil in place like it is designed to do. Most walls are implanted a few feet underground, and therefore, the base provides a form of anchor for the wall.
Backfill – The sandstone block retaining wall backfill facilitates drainage, ensuring every bit of water flowing from the lawn or garden behind the wall has somewhere to go. Most retaining walls are designed to be impermeable, which ensures water and soil can’t go beyond it.
Drain – The sandstone retaining wall drainage system ensures the water that reaches the backfill is carried to the underground drains and directed away from the property. Without proper draining, the water will accumulate behind the wall and cause eventual damage.
An adequately designed sandstone retaining wall will remain in place for several decades while performing its job of keeping your landscape in place. For most residential properties, only 4-5 feet tall retaining walls are necessary to get the best results. At TR Stonemason, we tailor our sandstone block retaining walls to match your needs. Contact us today, and we’ll help you figure out how much of a retaining wall is needed for your property and what type of stone will be used.