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Landscape Retaining Walls

Homeowners in Suwanee,  GA, know to call Schmitt Waterproofing properly design and build the right retaining wall.

Retaining Wall Contractors for homeowners at Suwanee GA

Retaining walls are used for a variety of purposes including preventing erosion on hillsides, aesthetic purposes, and leveling and stabilizing yards. Whatever your needs may be Schmitt Waterproofing has the expertise to properly design and build the right retaining wall for your needs and budget. We are happy to offer a variety of materials including concrete block walls and wooden timber walls.

Retaining Wall Contractors - One of the most important factors in building a retaining wall is the design phase.

Without a properly designed retaining wall additional drainage issues and possibly even a wall failure is imminent. Many contractors fail to properly assess the amount of water and soggy soil that will be held on the back side of newly constructed walls and inadvertently design walls to fail. At Schmitt Waterproofing we are not only retaining wall experts, but drainage experts as well.

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Retaining Wall Contractors - Retaining walls are a big focal point of many properties.

Retaining walls are not only important structurally in many yards, they are a big focal point of many properties that enhance gardens and yards visibly. Let Schmitt Waterproofing help design and build the proper wall for your yard today.

Examples of Retaining Walls

A retaining wall can be the perfect solution for creating a beautifully tiered garden in your backyard. For instance, a two-foot-high wall made of natural stone can help define a flower bed or vegetable garden, providing both aesthetic appeal and functional support. This type of wall is ideal for managing minor elevation changes and preventing soil erosion on a gentle slope, making your outdoor space more usable and attractive. Whether you’re enhancing a patio area or adding depth to your landscaping, a small retaining wall can make a big impact.


Why do I need to address yard drainage issues on my property in Suwanee GA?

Poor drainage leads to erosion as well as foundation issues. If your lot is on a hill, poor drainage will rapidly cause excessive erosion on hillsides. Suppose water is pooling and flowing towards the home. In that case, it will cause excessive weight loads to be applied laterally to the foundation wall, which encourages bowing and cracking in the foundation. Wet dirt is significantly heavier than dry dirt.

What is the purpose of a retaining wall?

Retaining walls are designed to hold back soil and prevent erosion, creating level areas in sloped landscapes and providing support for vertical grade changes.

What materials are best for building a retaining wall?

Common materials include concrete blocks, poured concrete, treated timber, natural stone, and brick. The choice depends on the desired aesthetic, budget, and structural requirements.

How does drainage impact the performance of a retaining wall?

Proper drainage is crucial to prevent water buildup behind the wall, which can cause hydrostatic pressure and lead to wall failure. Drainage solutions like weep holes, gravel backfill, and perforated pipes are often used.

Can a retaining wall increase property value?

Yes, a well-designed and properly constructed retaining wall can enhance the landscape’s appearance and functionality, potentially increasing property value.

Can I build a retaining wall myself, or should I hire a professional?

While small retaining walls can be a DIY project, larger or more complex walls should be constructed by professionals to ensure proper design, drainage, and stability.

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Retaining Wall Contractors For Other Cities in Gwinnett County

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Retaining Wall Contractors For Other Counties

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