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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Heritage Block Acquires Segmented Retaining Wall System

Commonly known for producing a segmented retaining wall block product, Heritage Block acquired the Heritage Stone Block product line from Triangle Precast, Inc. on October 1, 2013.  The retaining wall product is used by Landscape Contractors to build retaining walls for both residential and commercial applications. “For us, Heritage Block offers a unique and natural look not found in the …