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Building A Retaining Wall? Start Here.

So, you finally decided to build that retaining wall you have always wanted. Or maybe you want to remove and replace an existing retaining wall… Great! But before you hire a designer, contractor or engineer, there are several things that should be considered first. Use the checklist below as an initial guide to help you understand all that goes into …

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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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Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

Heritage Block might be able to help You’ve just been hired to to build a retaining wall and a few plant-bed borders for a new client. The only issues are that you’re working in a tight space and the customer wants a beautiful finish on both sides of their walls. Traditional options just aren’t going to work– split-face walls need …