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Written by on October 17th, 2016.      0 comments

Guidelines for Building a Retaining Wall

Certain landscaping design guidelines must be considered when building retaining walls.  For instances slopes would maintain a maximum proportion of 3:1 meaning, for every wall distance of three feet, the change in wall height should not go over one foot.

Lush plants and flowers tend to soften these stone or concrete structures - so an adequate amount of space must be allotted at the bottom or top of these walls.

As always safety must come first.  A child or adult can easily fall over the retaining walls.  It is therefore recommended to include a planting bed that is three to four feet wide.

Speak with a professional to get advice on materials to use.
Topics: Landscaping


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