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Commercial and Residential Retaining Walls
Retaining walls have long been a fundamental element in commercial and residential construction. And there's no wonder why. A landscape retaining wall can transform a generic backyard into an elegant courtyard or your own oasis. A structural retaining wall adds strength and appeal to any residential or commercial design.
Well placed, expertly constructed retaining walls will:
- Add beauty and interest to your landscaping.
- Provide new areas for planting.
- Improve the overall safety and functionality of driveways, parking areas and walkouts.
- Prevent soil erosion and improve water retention or drain saturated areas.
From landscaping and retaining wall systems to erosion control and surface stabilization solutions, Dail & Son Landscaping is unequaled in its breadth of products, level of expertise and willingness to support your construction efforts.
Our service goal is to provide cost effective solutions to drainage and erosion control while maintaining a professional installation that will enhance the beauty of your property. We are committed to employing only the best techniques and materials available for your job.
We offer the following types of retaining walls:
Sloam stone: (dry stacked, brown and tan in color, more of a square/rectangle style)
Boulder: Natural stones of Colorado and come in various colors, sizes and shapes. Note: this wall must have fabric behind it in order to have integrity as well as be long lasting. Water behind this wall will erode the wall quickly.
Segmental: A segmental wall is "Man made", this style wall comes in various colors and a couple manufactures. This wall depending on the style would need a cap stone on the final top tier to enhance its look.
Note: With all retaining walls, you need to make sure of the water, water is the key factor in building of retaining walls. Hydrostatic pressure caused by water behind any retaining wall can cause the retaining wall to fail.
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Boulder retaining wall was built in Tri-Lakes around a parking lot. This wall was to prevent erosion as well as to hold back the earth around the parking area. Boulder retaining walls need to have fabric placed behind them so that the wall itself doesn't erode and the integrity isn't lost. We installed several pipes to allow the water to get out from behind the wall.
This boulder wall was built around a commercial sign on Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs. The wall was needed to keep the sign from having erosion around it. The wall was made of Horizon boulders. The bottom of the wall has artificial turf around it, helping to keep down the cost of watering and maintenance year round.
This segmental block retaining wall was built at a mountain home allowing them to have a driveway. This wall is over 300' long and has 70 step downs. This retaining wall is holding back a side of a mountain that allows for this driveway. This retaining wall is engineered over 5' tall in several areas.
Boulder retaining wall installed to establish a level grade in the back yard, direct water away from the foundation and to create a flower bed in the front of the home. The boulder wall is made out of Denver Granite boulders as well as the stairs are from Denver Granite boulders. The stairs allow access through the retaining wall.
This boulder retaining wall is made out of Horizon boulders with Sloam stone steps. This wall was needed to stop the erosion along the side of their home. The Sloam stone stairs were added so the client had a nice easy path from the front to the back. The rest of the landscaping was done by the homeowner.
This segmental retaining wall was built in Kings Deer. This wall was installed to replace a boulder retaining wall that was installed by another contractor and had failed. This retaining wall is Pavestones winter blend. The retaining wall also has stairs made of the same material allow this client easy access from their front walkway to their back/side yard.
This retaining wall in Monument Colorado was built to replace a boulder retaining wall. The contractor did not use fabric behind the boulder wall and therefore year after year the integrity of the boulder wall was lost. the boulder wall was failing and falling. Several ports allow water to get away from behind the wall and give vegetation more natural water.
Segmental block retaining wall was constructed because of erosion along the side of the yard. Installed 2 walls and stairs of same material, allowing easy access to back yard. Leads into a walkway made of Arizona Buff flagstone with 3/8" minus gravel as the grout and 1.5" river rock along the foundation complements the colors of the home.
This boulder retaining wall was installed because dirt along the edge of the long concrete driveway was eroding and all sliding downhill. Water coming down will travel along the top of the retaining wall and then disperse into the natural area at the end of the wall. Wall has fabric behind it creating more integrity as well as ports to allow the water to escape.