Building Durable Retaining Walls for Residential and Commercial Properties
A retaining wall’s function is to hold back tons of dirt that would otherwise cascade onto your property, so building one is not a job for amateurs. At Mountain Septic, we build retaining walls engineered to hold up against extreme pressure, keeping your home or business safe from erosion.
Retaining walls can be beautiful as well as strong. Our team of experienced excavators and construction professionals create walls from a variety of material, including concrete blocks, stone, poured concrete, even pressure-treated timbers and wood.
Retaining Wall Solutions in Durango, CO
Properties on hillsides with little vegetation to control erosion benefit from well designed and constructed retaining walls. While these structures may look simple, they’re actually quite complex. There are many environmental factors to consider in the engineering process, including:
- Size of the wall
- Grade of the slope
- Type of soil
Drainage is also vital when planning a retaining wall. The wall should allow water to drain away from the property without compromising any plants, nearby structures or the wall itself. Without adequate drainage, the dirt behind the wall can become waterlogged and too heavy for the wall to hold back. That’s why every wall we install is equipped to handle excess moisture with filter fabrics, crushed stone and pipes.
We also install retaining walls to improve how your backyard functions. Whether you want a terraced landscape, garden walls or an elevated patio area for entertaining, we can design hardscapes that improve the aesthetics and usage of your property.
We'll Keep You Informed
We pride ourselves on our 5-star communication throughout the entire process. We believe clear communication is the key to a successful transaction.
Exceed All Expectations
Our job doesn’t end once we leave. We will provide you with a detailed analysis of the work we completed along with a map of where your septic is located. We will also provide you with a custom maintenance schedule to keep your system optimized for performance.
We place our reputation above all else. We will diagnose what services you need, perform the task you hired us to do and clean up after ourselves once the job is done.
Your Time is Valued
We value your time as much as ours. Our techs will send you a text message when they are 30 minutes away from your home. No more waiting around all day!
Maybe you already have a retaining wall but you’re concerned that it’s failing. Common structural issues include:
- Poor drainage: As mentioned above, hydrostatic pressure can build up behind the wall to the point of failure.
- Shallow footing: The footing is the underground structure that the wall rests upon. The wall’s height should determine the footing’s depth so that the wall can hold up against lateral pressure. A shallow footing could cause the wall to collapse.
- Poor reinforcement: The concrete mix number of reinforcing bars should be up to code for the wall to perform. Any oversight here could be devastating.
Whatever the issue is, we can diagnose and fix it! If your wall is leaking, cracking or bulging, contact our retaining wall contractors today for a fast, effective repair.
For retaining walls that work, turn to the experts at Mountain Septic. Schedule your appointment today by calling (970) 238-7884.
“The technician was knowledgeable, pleasant, answered all my questions and worked through some issues of frozen ground and a frozen lid on the septic tank. I was very happy with the service.”John P.