benefits of retaining walls

Benefits of Retaining Walls—More Than Just Beauty

Some benefits of retaining walls often go unnoticed by many property owners. Sure the shape, design and colors of any retaining wall are selected because of an owner’s or landscape designer’s custom design. The curves, corners and layout can transform a simple yard into a homeowner’s pride and admiration. However, the structural benefits can be far more valuable to the …

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Retaining Walls: Should You DIY?

Between HGTV and YouTube tutorials, everyone wants to be a DIY-er these days. And with a project like retaining walls, using manufactured interlocking blocks, doing-it-yourself can seem like child’s play. Of course, you will want to make sure you have the necessary tools on hand—or know which handy neighbor to borrow them from! You will need a shovel, rake, broom …

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Building Stairs Into Your Retaining Wall Design

Stairs can “Step-Up” a Design If you’re wanting to give a more “custom” feel to designs when you’re presenting landscaping plans to your customers, consider building stairs into your retaining wall design. Installing landscape stairs will go a long way toward increasing the usability of the yard while adding an attractive element of expression in an outdoor space. Before You …

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Using Geogrid to Reinforce Retaining Walls

Keep Your Retaining Wall Standing Strong Geogrid is a flexible, synthetic meshed material manufactured specifically for soil retention and slope stabilization. Available in a variety of materials, sizes and strengths, geogrid can be an incredibly important step to creating a long-lasting retaining wall that’s functional and attractive. Installing geogrid is a simple process that can really give your retaining wall …

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Green & Growin’ 2018

Heritage Block will be at the 2018 Green & Growin’ event held in Greensboro, North Carolina January 15-19. Don’t miss our demo days at the show. On Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19, we will have 15-20 minute demonstrations using our products. The schedule is as follows: 10:30 am- Build a retaining wall that’s 30% faster to install 11:00 …

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New American Home Capitalizes on Unique Lot

Turning obstacles into opportunities is something successful home builders know how to do as well as anyone. The New American Home (TNAH) 2018 provides a great example of this type of innovative problem solving. It’s rare for a home in Central Florida to have an impressive view. However, TNAH 2018 is being built on a unique lot that overlooks Lake …