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Retaining Walls: How High Can You Go?

Retaining walls are found in the ancient archives of human history. They were used to alter the surrounding environments to control water and adjacent ground soil. They also defined boundaries and even served as barriers from invading outsiders. Today, retaining walls have withstood the test of time… And now the design—and purpose—of retaining walls is limited only by creativity and …

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Ready To Design Your Own Fire Pit?

There is no question that gathering around a crackling fire is the bedrock of civilization. Our ancestors took this time to cook their food, tell stories, look up at the stars and think about their futures. With family and friends sitting side-by-side, talking and sharing their adventures… relationships were reinforced, and future love interests kindled… The fire was the centerpiece …

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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 …