The Outdoor Living Blog

Bahler Brothers Blog

This blog addresses many of the questions, issues and design options for paver and wall installations.

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Outdoor Living  |  Retaining Wall  |  Sitting Bench  |  Sitting Wall  |  Wall Design

What is a Sitting Wall?

So, what is a sitting wall? A sitting wall is a low wall built on a patio that can also serve as seating.  Typically built to the vertical height of approximately 18" to 21", a sitting wall is usually about 12" to 24" wide. This allows an individual to sit in a comfortable position.   

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Retaining Wall Installation  |  Retaining Walls  |  Wall Design

Why are Retaining Walls Falling Over?

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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Contractor Comparison Worksheet

Contractor Comparison Worksheet

Take the frustration out of comparing bids from different landscape contractors with our Contractor Comparison Checklist

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Retaining Wall  |  Retaining Wall Installation  |  Wall Design

How high can a retaining wall be built?

This question is often asked by many home owners.

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Donoghue Transformation

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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Retaining Walls  |  Wall Design

4 Things to Consider when planning a Retaining Wall Project

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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