Retaining Wall

Is the soil in your backyard shifting? Does your home’s foundation seem to be cracking? If so, then you might have bigger problems than you think. At S&W Foundation, we know the signs of sinking soil and what it can do to your property. Our experts can tell you where the problem is occurring and how to fix it. Don’t wait until the problem gets worse and more costly to fix.

What Does a Retaining Wall Do? resid_img

A retaining wall essentially holds the soil back to keep it from crumbling and eventually totally collapsing. They can also be aesthetically pleasing if done correctly. The way in which they’re built is entirely dependent on factors out of our and your control. A few factors include:

  • The type of soil (clay, sand etc.)
  • How long the problem has been occurring
  • Whether the soil will be sloped or leveled
  • What is above the retaining wall (a pool, driveway, deck etc.)
  • The height the wall needs to be

Once we’ve determined where the problem is coming from, we can more accurately advise you as to what needs to be done and how much it will cost. This is one reason why it’s important to get one of our specialists out to your property to assess the damage. Knowing what needs to be done sooner rather than later allows you to plan ahead financially.

What is a Retaining Wall Made From?

A retaining wall can be made from many different materials, some sturdier than others. Sometimes railroad ties are used or treated wood for a less expensive fix. However, overtime wood rots and the need for retaining wall repairs becomes a problem. Other common, stronger materials often used are concrete masonry blocks, flagstones, and bricks. The material chosen will depend on the look you’d prefer for your landscape, the price range you’re comfortable in, and what will work best to fix your problem.

Let Our Dallas Retaining Wall Experts Help

We know that soil sinkage and foundation problems can cause major headaches and financial strains. That’s why S&W Foundation can help. Our specialists will treat with respect and give you a fair price. You can trust us to take care of you and your foundation. Contact us today to learn more about our services!