Frequently Asked Questions About Retaining Walls in Portland
Retaining walls in Portland can be an excellent addition to your landscape, and at Sprenger Masonry, we can help you create a custom built, high quality retaining wall for your property. Our Portland masonry contractors use only the highest quality materials, and we'll construct your new retaining wall with the craftsmanship and artistry that our company is known for. We understand how important your landscape is to you and your family, so we always strive to create the best stone masonry retaining walls possible.
Many home and business owners know that they need to have a retaining wall installed on their property but don't know where to begin. Our professional masonry experts have put together a short list of the most frequently asked questions we hear about retaining walls to help you get this off to a great start.
How tall can I build a retaining wall?
The maximum height of your retaining wall depends on a few factors. One of the most important factors is the soil that's in place where you're installing your retaining wall. Things that should be considered are; soil grading, state of the soil, slope of the site, groundwater, and the presence of surcharge loads. The heigh will also depend on the materials that are used to build the wall. Our Portland masonry experts will work with you to design every aspect of your new retaining wall and make sure that you can get the height you need for the new wall.
What is the lifespan of a retaining wall in Portland?
Our professionals only use the highest quality materials to construct retaining walls in Portland, and our masonry experts are skilled and experienced. That means that you can depend on your retaining wall to be in great shape for the next 50-100 years. Of course, this depends on the condition of the soil and groundwater on our site.
Do I Need a Concrete Footing at the Base of the Wall?
No, you do not need a concrete footing. It will actually adhere the wall from being able to naturally shift. It is best to use a coarse stone aggregate for the retaining wall footing.
What Types of Materials are Available for Retaining Walls?
There are many choices of materials to use for Retaining Walls. These materials include:
- Natural stone blocks
- Precast stone
- Man-made boulders and pavers
Our Portland masonry experts will work with you to choose the perfect materials for your retaining walls.