DECORATIVE AND RETAINING WALLS

Retaining walls: several advantages

Frequently the addition or use of a retaining wall is necessary to retain soil and water runoff. They help adapt the slope changes in a landscape of uneven topography. These walls often allow for more cuts in a slope to give more usable space, but they can also add depth and a different perspective to a landscape.

It is also possible to use a retaining wall on a flat floor to raise the living spaces above the surrounding soil. For example, a well-designed retaining wall can be raised above the planting areas for better drainage.

Whether you need to transform an existing retaining wall or are considering adding one for a sunken yard, we have the expertise on how to incorporate a wall design into your outdoor space that will become both efficient and harmonious to your environment.

Natural stone retaining wall

This wall concept uses the natural stones and rocks found in Quebec. Almost as if the stones had been laid by hand to make an old but authentic wall. Using this type of stone is a great way to maintain a natural feeling in a modern scene.

Low maintenance and weather resistant

The maintenance list for a paving stone is simple and short. This is why you will spend a lot more time enjoying your pavers than maintaining them. Another advantage of pavers is that they are ready to be used as an entrance or patio as soon as they are laid, unlike concrete, which needs to harden for several days before it can be used. In addition to its many aesthetic advantages, solid pavers are designed to withstand the different climates that we know in Quebec. This is why they are also a good choice for driveways and entry layouts.

In conclusion, there are many advantages to using solid pavers for your landscaping. When installed by professionals such as the Sicurella & fils team, they will look superb and blend in perfectly with the surrounding nature.

Retaining wall for a garage entry

The construction of any type of retaining wall requires quality work done by professionals. The wall structure must be strong enough to support the floor behind it. The backfill must be compacted and applied in several layers so that the pressure is pushed down and not against the wall. Drainage must also be considered so that rainwater flows over or through the blocks, then away from the retaining wall.

In short, remember that as beautiful as these walls are, they constitute a powerful structure which must behave as expected. For this, they must be designed with quality stones or pavers and built by an authorized contractor like Sicurella & fils. Do not hesitate to request an estimate for your decorative and supporting wall.