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Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall Before and After

IF YOUR HOME IS BUILT ON A HILL OR SLOPE, RETAINING WALLS CAN HELP!

A GOOD RETAINING WALL DESIGN CAN:

  • Clear long steep slopes
  • Stop your home from shifting
  • Stop erosion buildup
  • Prevent soil and debris from sliding
  • Stop water runoff from rain and irrigation systems
  • Provide an aesthetically pleasing look, thereby increasing a home’s value

HOMES ON HILLSIDES OR A SLOPE ARE AT HIGHER RISK FROM BECAUSE EROSION CAN:

  • Loosen soil and dirt and displace it into various locations
  • Destroy a home’s valuable landscaping and vegetation
  • Cause soil and dirt to clump up and develop holes and trenches and
  • Crumble and loosens soil around the foundation, severely weakening the foundation.

WIND
In areas with hills and slopes, the winds are stronger than they would be normally. The steeper the slope the stronger the wind. Wind causes the soil and dirt to get displaced causing erosion.

WATER
Rainwater and irrigation system water runs off the top of the slope and down on the property. This causes various erosion problems.

HOW ARE RETAINING WALLS USED?

An interlocking retaining wall block design is most-commonly built to hold back soil and water from down-slope movement which can cause erosion that can seriously damage a home or structure.  Moreover, while many structures may have an engineer-constructed retaining wall, some homeowners wish to have retaining wall pavers built for decorative and organization purposes, for example to organize their garden and give it better cosmetic appeal.  For whatever reason you need a retaining wall, Weinstein Construction professionals can build it, and there is a great variety of retaining wall blocks that we can use. Let us provide you with some retaining wall ideas for your home’s specific needs and budget!

Concrete Retaining Wall

Dirt and soil does not stand a very good chance when going up against concrete. That chances are even more limited when concrete is reinforced with steel. However, even with concrete with reinforced steel, if it is not properly constructed, is practically useless. Instead of just designing one big wall, first proper footing is installed in the ground that will enable sufficient support for the structure. From there, reinforced concrete blocks are precisely stacked and aligned.

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    The concrete retaining walls installed by Weinstein Construction are able to endure a tremendous amount of pressure and will provide more than adequate protection in defending your home from the water and debris coming down from the slope or mountain. This method of constructing a retaining wall is also known as “Pour and Place Retaining Walls.” Without the proper design and planning taken to design this structure, it is more than likely that water and debris will start leaking through and/or the wall will gradually start to lose its support.

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    Gabion Retaining Wall

    Gabions are wire containers that are filled with hard materials, such as rocks or glass. They give appeal and protection to a home.

    Invented by Leonardo Da Vinci centuries ago, gabions were first used to create barricades during times of war to protect against enemy fire and invasion. Today, Weinstein Construction offer this innovative solution to protect you against your home’s worst enemy, Mother Nature. This historically used technique is extremely popular and is consistently proven to be one of the most effective types of retaining walls. Not to mention this type of retaining wall is actually more affordable than many others. A gabion is a container made out out of wire that is filled with rock, broken concrete, or other different materials, that can be used for a variety of different reasons besides just retaining walls. Some people even use gabion to create items such as benches for their garden! When utilizing a gabion for your retaining wall, it disperses the water pressure through the openings in the rocks, which brings down soil and vegetation to create a natural drainage runoff and a very appealing effect on your wall.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a retaining wall?
    Water from rain and other irrigation runs down a slope, causing erosion problems and damage to structures that are in the way. Moreover, dirt and debris that run down can also create a lot of pressure on your home, which then puts the stability of the structure in jeopardy. Weinstein Construction professionals can build retaining walls that hold back water, dirt, debris, and other substances from running down a slope and damaging your home. An additional, nice benefit of retaining walls is that they can also give your landscape a nice cosmetic touch-up, creating more space and a manicured appeal to your home, which in turn increases your home’s value.
    Does my home need a retaining wall?
    If your home is built on a slope, it is more than likely than not that you should have a retaining wall as protection. As we discussed above, pressure build-up from water and soil can cause some very serious damage to your valuable property and erosion can take a toll on any structure that is not supported by a retaining wall. Look, if you live in the greater Los Angeles area, then you live in “Earthquake Country.” When (not “if”) the next "Big One" hits, you want your valuable financial investment, the home where your family lives, to have the most protection possible, at a price you can afford. A retaining wall can help give you the extra protection you need. If you are still not sure if you need a retaining wall, please call us and a Weinstein Construction professional will come to your home and give you a 100% free, no obligation inspection and consultation.
    How does a retaining wall work?
    The main purpose of a retaining wall is to help protect a home that is built on a slope. However, different types of walls use different methods to offer such protection. Retaining wall contractors in Los Angeles typically build a concrete retaining wall with solid concrete blocks and steel reinforcements. Such walls are built at a 90-degree angle on a specific place on the slope that can offer the most support. These concrete blocks are able to stop much, if not all, of the water, debris, and other substances from running on to your home. Basically, the pressure that builds up from run-off on the slope can cause the soil that is holding up your home to become loose and unstable, but a retaining wall can stop all the pressure that your house would normally have to take from these substances.
    How much does a Retaining Wall cost?
    The price of a retaining wall really depends on how much you would like to spend. A basic retaining wall can cost as little as (BLANK).  If you would like to have a certain design and style, the prices will vary.  No matter what kind of retaining wall you choose, your home will have much better protection than it once had.
    How long will a Retaining Wall last?
    Retaining walls are definitely made to last. Such walls are meant to be a permanent solution for your home. Unless something extreme happens and Mother Nature decides to really have her way with you, your wall should last as long as you live in your home. Once the wall is built, you should no longer need to worry about it again in the future, and your satisfaction is backed by Weinstein Construction’s exclusive service warranty!
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    Shotcrete/Gunnite Retaining Wall

    The process of using Shotcrete or Gunite to create a retaining wall, will give your home that rests on a the ultimate protection actually a very fascinating and entertaining process. When one of the expert crew members from Weinstein Construction is constructing this type of wall, you may wind up wanting to join in on the fun. The shotcrete or gunite process is when low moisture concrete is strategically sprayed through a gigantic hose directly on to a custom constructed caissons and reinforced steel. You are given the option of having a plain and smooth retaining wall or any other desirable finish to complete your home’s unique design. The wall is then left to dry and you are left with the ultimate protection needed to withstand anything that mother nature may throw at it.

    David Horn

    We had a retrofit of our basement, with a big retaining wall. I’ve been in the real estate and construction business for many years, and I got a job that I didn’t expect would be as good as it was, or as clean as it was. Anytime you want a reference, you can contact me.

    David Horn

    David Smith

    Weinstein Construction redid my foundation and retaining wall and I’m very happy with the work.

    David Smith