JPB. Retaining Walls

By: Jim's Paving Belconnen  06-Aug-2011
Keywords: Retaining Walls, Landscape Design, Garden Design

Paving and Landscaping solution for Canberra.
Services Provided:
Paving, Paths, Driveways,Garden Edging and Pool coping.
Landscaping, Retaining Walls, Irrigation, Turf and Synthetic turf
Ponds, Water Features, Drainage and Stormwater.

Retaining walls come in all shapes and sizes so it's good to have an idea of what you're after. Rock - sandstone or bluestone, Treated Pine Sleepers, Concrete face blocks or bricks - your options in materials are endless.  Retaining walls are designed to support or contain areas of soil and are commonly used on houses that are built on sloping sites, to help level out the front or back yard areas so that the space can be fully utilised for gardens and outdoor recreational areas.

The appearance of the wall is very important, an un-attractive retaining wall can detract from the outside appeal of your home. The wide range of style and design options provided by JPB makes the perfect choice for matching the retaining wall to the style of your home and surrounding areas. Retaining walls are a great solution for raised garden beds,  terracing front yard or back yard gardens or a patio area. Add some steps and you can create a stunning area to complement your pergola, spa bath area, or gazebo.

As level building sites become harder and harder to find, retaining walls are needed to level out land for construction. “Cut and fill” – a technique whereby a slope is cut, all material is removed from the area and then used as fill – is a popular way of solving this problem.  However, if the soil is deemed unsuitable you will need to pay to have new “fill” imported and the old stuff removed, making a retaining wall a cheaper and worthwhile alternative.

Key components of a retaining wall include:

  • Structural stability
  • Durability
  • Provision of drainage

Drainage is an important aspect of a well built retaining wall. Although designed to take soil pressure, water pressure is a different story. A build up of water behind the wall can cause sliding, rotation or cracking, effecting the integrity of the wall.

Talk to JPB about your requirements for your retaining walls in Canberra.

Keywords: Garden Construction, Garden Design, Landscape & Construction, Landscape Construction, Landscape Design, Landscaping Contractors, Raised Garden Beds, Retaining Walls

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