Retaining Walls in Scottsdale Arizona
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Kjs Retaining Walls provides professional retaining wall services in Scottsdale Arizona. Our staff has years of experiences, designing and building beautiful retaining walls for residential and commercial spaces. We pride ourselves in making structurally sound yet elegant design to augment your landscapes.
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Retaining walls is a form of hardscaping, which can be a great augmentation for your current landscaping projects. Retaining walls can increase the square footage of flat surface you have on an inclined area, which allows you to use that space to grow more plants. Retaining walls can also be customized with various materials to add more decorative elements to your property, which can really add to it’s look and personality. Our experienced staff can help you decide what’s the best fit for your property and for you.
Retaining walls can also be customized with various materials to add more decorative elements to your property, which can really add to it’s look and personality. Our experienced staff can help you decide what’s the best fit for your property and for you.
Natural Stone Retaining Walls
One of the most popular materials for constructing a retaining walls involves using natural stones. They often have a look that makes it look like something you might see in nature, and fits in beautifully with your garden and home. You can even use a dry stack method, which involves stacking the stones without using any mortar between the stones. This allows you to build a retaining wall which doesn’t require additional drainage, as water can flow the wall itself.
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The Various Types of Retaining Walls
Besides using natural stone blocks or pavers to create retaining walls, there are various other engineering techniques that can be used as well. Here are some of the more common types that can help you decide what works the best for your property.
Gravity Retaining Wall
Gravity retaining walls uses the gravity of the materials to hold the soil in place. Because the structural integrity depends merely on the weight of the materials, this makes it really flexible in terms of the building blocks you can use. Pavers, natural stones, bricks, are commonly used. If you have a shorter wall, than additional reinforcement may no be necessary. But taller gravity retaining walls may need a small trench to be a foundation, or even a concrete footer depending on the amount of earth pressure.
Sheet Piling Retaining Wall
These are a very basic solution, where you simply put a thin piece of steel, directly into the soil. These are often used when there is not much room for any other type of construction, and where you don’t have too much earth pressure which could knock down your wall. Sheet piling retaining walls only work in softer soils, as you need to have around one third of the wall driven into the ground. If you have too much earth pressure, this might require an anchor to add more strength.
Cantilever Retaining Wall
Cantilever retaining walls are often constructed out of reinforced concrete, and use the principle of leverage to hold the pressure of the dirt. The basic principle is a piece of concrete which is in an L shape, with the base pointed toward the earth and dirt that’s being retained. The weight of the dirt holds the base down, which gives the vertical slab the reinforced pressure to hold back the horizontal pressure of the dirt. A simple yet brilliant application of engineering and leverage.
When building a cantilever retaining wall, proper drainage of water must be considered. As built-up water pressure, and in colder areas where freezing occurs ice pressure (although not usually a problem here in Scottsdale), can damage a retaining wall.
What is the Maximum Height of a Cantilever Retaining Wall?
Cantilever retaining walls are typically not built more than 6m or around 20 feet high, as the structure may not be stable any higher. This should be more than enough height for most retaining wall projects, especially for any residential applications.
Anchored Retaining Walls
Anchored retaining walls can have any other of the other types of retaining walls as the “front”, however it is additionally supported by cables which are anchored to the ground behind it. The anchors are pushed into the ground and enlarged by injecting concrete or other mechanical pressures. Anchors add additional strength and will be used in the case that the earth pressure is too great, and the wall will need reinforcement.
The 4 Types of Block Walls
Block walls hold soil in place, which give you the ability to customize your area into layouts that could not exist in nature. There are many different types of materials you can use as well, which can add more customization to the style of your property, and will give it a distinct look. The various types of block walls include brick, concrete block, wood, and natural stones. Each have their own distinct properties which we will review here.
What is the cheapest type of retaining wall?
Retaining walls have a wide variety of options as far as price is concerned. Material costs will also vary according to the market as well, but generally treated pine tends to be the cheapest choice at around $250 per square meter. Here’s a list of the relative costs of retaining wall materials, ordered from cheapest to most costly, as well as some pros and cons of each material.
Treated pine is the cheapest material. The issue with treated pine is it’s longevity, and this may cost you more later in terms of repairs or replacement cost. Galvanized posts between the pine is sometimes used to increase strength and life span.
Hardwood is a step up from treated pine. It will require treatment to make sure that it can withstand dirt and water.
Railway sleepers (otherwise known as railway ties) are also a cheap option, and they are made to withstand the elements such as dirt and water.
Concrete sleepers are going to last much longer than any material made out of wood, but are going to have a higher cost. You can select from the natural grey color of concrete or choose a colored concrete. You can also have the option of reinforcing the concrete with galvanized steel, which will increase it’s durability.
Besser blocks are going to be the next level up in price but offer long term durability.
Interlocking concrete block have various pricing options. They are also very flexible in terms of the way they look. Interlocking blocks can be used for straight walls, curves, and even corners. They are made for the DIY, but if it needs to be built higher, it can make installation for a professional much faster and easier. The blocks don’t require any mortar, as they are built to fit together.
Sandstone can be formed to fit the needs of your retaining wall yet maintain a natural look.
Natural stone can vary a lot in price depending on the type of stone you pick. This can also end up being one of the most expensive options.
Do you also have a Pest Problem?
Do you have a pest infestation problem? Pest infestation can be a big problem for both residential and commercial properties. There are many different types of pests that can cause problems in your home or business, such as rats, cockroaches, spiders, scorpions, mosquitoes and more!
Many people don’t realize how much damage these pests can do to their property until it’s too late. The only way to get rid of them is by hiring an exterminator who will come out and take care of the problem. This can be expensive if you try to handle the issue on your own with store bought products.
Hiring a professional pest control company like ours will help solve this problem quickly and efficiently at an affordable price! Visit our parterns pest control Scottsdale Az. They have years of experience in dealing with all kinds of pests and know exactly what works best for each situatio.
Retaining Walls in Anaheim
If you are looking for retaining wall wervices in Anaheim, California, look no further than our partner JRs Retaining Walls Anaheim. You’d be suprised, not only do they produce items such as retaining walls, they also construct swimming pools, concrete driveways, foundations, block walls, and most other things a property owner could want in a construction project. Not only do they service Anaheim, but also Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Anaheim Hills, Santa Ana, and all of Orange County in general. Whether your a property owner for a business or residence, reach out to them to get a professional job completed in the highest quality.