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Why are Retaining Walls Falling Over?

Posted by Phil Bahler on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

There are many reasons why a retaining wall can fall over.

In our industry most, if not all, manufacturers of interlocking block have cross-section sheets on how tall of a wall you can build with their block - in good soils (gravels and sands) and with level compacted backfill. Many times installers will exceed those recommended heights, or there ends up being a slope above the retaining walls which adds a significant amount of extra pressure. If this is the case you have three options:

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Topics: Wall Design, Retaining Wall Installation, Retaining Walls

Donoghue Transformation

Posted by Amanda Bahler on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

Working with this customer was an incredible joy.

They were not satisfied with their yard as it was so they called us in to help them out. It was amazing to watch this transformation unfold and now you can too!

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Topics: Paver Patio Design, Wall Design, Retaining Wall, Retaining Walls, Outdoor Living, Patio, Steps, Driveways, Transformation, Built-in Grill, Outdoor Kitchen, Project Design, Raised Patio, Fireplace, Pool Patio, Gas Fire Pit

How much do Retaining Walls Cost?

Posted by Brad Wiegand on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 @ 08:42 AM

 One of the first questions potential customers want to know when they call our company is : How much does a retaining wall cost? Although this is a very difficult question to answer over the phone, I will try to do my best here to explain some general pricing guidelines.

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Topics: Retaining Walls, Retaining Wall Cost

Wow! From Pool to Paver Patio

Posted by Amanda Bahler on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 02:12 PM

Wow! From Pool to Paver Patio.

Wow! What a transformation! This customer came to us and said he was sick of the gunnite pool. His kids were all grown up and it was time to create a space they could not only entertain in, but also could enjoy by themselves. The stone wall that was holding up the hill side was also leaning forward and needing to be replaced before it got any worse. We sat down with him and worked on many designs, and finally came up with the perfect plan. Remove the pool, install a multi-level paver patio with a fire pit, landscape lighting, an area for their hot tub and landscape beds.


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Topics: Paver Patio Design, Fire Pit, Retaining Wall, Retaining Walls, Outdoor Living, Sitting Wall, Landscape Lighting, Techo-Bloc, Paver Installation, Raised Patio, Retaining Wall Cost

Unilock on Launching Pad with NEW Retaining Wall Product

Posted by Brad Wiegand on Tue, Feb 07, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

Many of us have either seen clips like this on TV, the internet, or have witnessed it in real life.  It is the sights and sounds of man-kinds' advancements in the world of technology and innovation.  Sending a man into space is not only an incredible feat, but it also brings a new sense of respect for nature and it's beauty.

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Topics: Retaining Walls, Sitting Wall, Unilock

4 Things to Consider when planning a Retaining Wall Project

Posted by Jen Kloter on Sat, Oct 22, 2011 @ 10:14 AM

Retaining walls are the most used vertical design element in a landscape. They are highly functional but can have a beauty and grace all their own. The companys making the block materials used are looking more and more like natural stone and rock outcroppings.

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Topics: Wall Design, Retaining Walls

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