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What is a Sitting Wall?

Posted by Phil Bahler on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

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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Topics: Wall Design, Retaining Wall, Outdoor Living, Sitting Wall, Sitting Bench

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

How high can a retaining wall be built?

Posted by Tom Bahler on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

This question is often asked by many home owners.

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Topics: Wall Design, Retaining Wall, Retaining Wall Installation

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

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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