Your yard is something to be showcased as well as protected. Through the use of decorative walls, fencing and gates this can be accomplished.
Retaining walls and freestanding landscape walls are an excellent way to add usable space to your yard by retaining soil; create raised planting areas; or even for simple yard division.
A retaining wall can be purely functional, solely decorative, or a lovely combination of both. Fundamentally, it prevents two or more structures or materials from coming into contact with one another. Most often, a retaining wall is used to prevent soil or gravel from spilling over into protected areas such as driveways and patios, but they are beneficial in many other respects as well. For example, if you have a small yard and want to make it look more imposing, a well-placed vertical retaining wall will separate your landscape into levels and add depth.
Arrow Tree and Landscaping provides a variety of durable and easy to install retaining wall block and freestanding wall block styles for any landscape wall project. From small residential landscape walls to commercial structural retaining wall projects.
There are many reasons to consider a retaining wall for your home in Arizona. You may have an unsightly hill that drops off in your landscape, want more useable yard space, need to replace old or failing retaining walls, or simply don’t like the current look of your home’s lawn. No matter what motivations you have for installing a retaining wall, Arrow Tree and Landscaping is the company you can rely on to get the job done right the very first time.
Types of Retaining & Landscape Walls:
Free-Standing Landscape Walls
Many of the Arrow Tree and Landscaping wall block can be used to create free-standing landscape walls. Freestanding landscape walls are simply decorative walls that are most commonly used for yard division or decoration. Freestanding landscape walls do not hold back soil as is the case with retaining walls.
Gravity Retaining Walls
One of the most basic types of retaining walls, the gravity wall, relies on a combination of block unit weight, depth of buried wall, and wall setback to retain soil. When the right conditions are present and when built within their recommended height limits, Arrow Tree and Landscaping retaining walls units are able to resist lateral pressure solely with their weight and embeded depth.
These mortarless, yet structurally interconnected (lipped units and specialized pins), retaining wall systems also permit water drainage to prevent hydrostatic loads. These retaining wall products are normally used in non-critical applications, where final wall height will be under 36″. For information specific to your project, contact Arrow Tree and Landscaping.
Reinforced Structural Retaining Walls
For taller walls, 3′ to 50′, retaining wall block units are combined with soil reinforcement products such as geogrids, earth anchors, or galvanized steel grid reinforcing. These additional reinforcement products help to create larger composite reinforced soil structures. With a properly designed and engineered combination of products, the reinforced soil mass can support greater earth pressure and surcharge loads.