5 Tips for an Everlasting Block Retaining Wall
Does this sound familiar? Your Neighbour has taken on a “simple” project of building a block retaining wall to level out their yard, walkway or even a simple planter. This Weekend Warrior is out in full force ordering materials and buying work gloves to build the beautiful retaining wall….only to find that their initially “little” project has become a huge under taking. 2 years later, their marvellous block retaining wall is still leaning over, falling apart or unfinished.
So, how can you avoid these same hiccups and headaches that your neighbour found along the way? Simple! follow these 5 Tips for an Everlasting Block Retaining Wall take and build the block retaining wall of your dreams.
1.0 – Water is Your Block Retaining Walls Enemy
Well, maybe not yours, but definitely your block retaining walls. The CornerStone team has seen it over and over again. Improper water management decimating a beautiful wall. Remember, canyons have been created by the tiniest of streams, so keep water away from your wall. Don’t cheap out on a proper drainage system. Even before you begin, we recommend that you pay attention to where the water currently flows so you can design around – or away from it, keeping the flow away from your structure.