Retaining walls provide lateral support to vertical slopes of soil. They retain soil which would otherwise collapse into a more natural shape. The retained soil is sometimes referred to as backfill. In most states, retaining wall designs taller than about four feet must be designed by or approved by a qualified, licensed professional engineer. Additionally, it is important to check with and adhere to local building codes prior to any construction, even when walls are shorter than four feet. Retaining walls are and should always be viewed as load-bearing members first, and aesthetic groundscapes second.
Poured concrete retaining walls can also be decorative and reproduce the look of stone or masonry. Many manufacturers make form liners and the stains for coloring the poured concrete walls.
At Wheeler Services we are professionals at excavating, forming, preparing, and pouring shallow or deep foundations end slabs that follow the recommendations set by the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
Education is the most important piece of our culture to be a CONCRETE PROFESSIONAL. Wheelers are always proud to share our knowledge and to educate our customers. We really want them to make inform decisions based on facts. If you are interested in FREE concrete learning opportunities, start by visiting the ACI’s online education portal.