Retaining walls are functional additions to your landscape, and they can be extremely attractive. Used to create level areas out of hillsides, they can provide you with additional areas for playing with the kids or gardening. If you have been considering the benefits of taking control of your landscape, then consider trusting Wichman Landscape, a highly experienced Pittsburgh retaining wall contractor.
Segmented Retaining Walls
Retaining walls need to be able to withstand incredible pressure from the weather and the earth they are holding back. Proper installation will ensure that they do not shift over time. Properly built walls can rise over fifty feet, allowing you to customize your landscape to your exact specifications. Wichman Landscape only uses the highest-quality blocks and proven construction methods to ensure that your retaining walls last for generations to come.
Retaining Wall Materials We Use
• Versa-Lok – Offering interlocking pins and set on smooth granular leveling pads, Versa-Lok bricks are stable even when taken to lofty heights. Ideal for intricate landscape designs and high, impressive walls, Versa-Lok bricks are attractive, durable and secure.
• Unilock – We can create stunning landscaping designs that match your architecture with versatile retaining walls by Unilock. From a weathered look to something sophisticated, we can provide you with the exact look you need.
• Techo-Bloc – Featuring the unique look of natural stone, you can have a retaining wall that is substantial and striking. Choose the sculpted look of Techo-Bloc for a patio that will delight you and impress visitors.
Natural Stone for a Sophisticated Look
Wichman Landscape is your Pittsburgh retaining wall contractor if you are interested in a natural stone retaining wall. Ideal for gardens and low retaining walls, stacked stones provide a fantastic natural look that is sophisticated and refined. Appropriate for gardens, ponds, fountains and a range of other landscaping projects. Whether you want the straight lines of stacked sandstone or the rugged beauty of boulder stack, Wichman Landscape can provide you with a stable wall that will add value and curb appeal to your property.
Retaining Wall Stability
Building a retaining wall is not as simple as stacking bricks. The wall must be secured for the wall to withstand the freezing temperatures of Pittsburgh winters. Proper installation techniques ensure that your wall will last for generations without bowing or breaking under the incredible pressure.
Wichman Landscape chooses to use a geogrid to construct walls that are incredibly stable and secure. Providing an incredible amount of tensile strength, these grids are made from polymer materials. Woven or knitted together, the strips of material are heat-welded into a strong, stable grid. The grids are laid horizontally on the ground between layers of soil, allowing the wall to pull strength from deep inside the soil. Rather than relying on the strength of interconnecting pins or rebar, the walls will be able to use the stability of the soil behind the retaining system.
Retaining walls will increase the value of your property and boost curb appeal. Whether you want a flat, clean area for a patio, pool or garden, a retaining wall can help you transform your landscape to meet your desires. Trust the experienced team at Wichman Landscape to build stable walls that will last for generations.