Retaining Wall Construction Charlotte, NC
We build beautiful block and natural stone retaining walls.
Retaining walls can enhance the look and function of your landscaping and they can help reclaim lost land due to unusable slope or uneven ground on your property. Retaining walls let you carve out functional outdoor spaces into sloped properties that can be suitable for new lawn areas, outdoor cooking areas, patios, boat or RV storage, and more. Retaining walls can be built for function to reduce soil erosion and also aesthetic appeal depending on the materials you choose to use.
Blackwell Landscape Group, Inc. is a full service landscaping contractor serving Charlotte, North Carolina. We specialize in the design and construction of functional retaining walls from a variety of different materials including block, boulders, brick, natural stone, fieldstone and more. Whether you want a retaining wall built to make room for a new patio or to surround a new water feature or to reclaim land lost due to slope we can provide you with engineered solutions that will meet all local building codes.
Retaining Wall Construction Charlotte NC
There are a lot of ways we can incorporate retaining walls into your property with a variety of materials.
- Block retaining wall construction
- Concrete block retaining walls
- Boulder and natural stone retaining walls
- Tiered or terraced retaining walls
- Brick retaining walls
Retaining Walls & Building Permits in Charlotte North Carolina
In most situations retaining walls in North Carolina are regulated by county building codes and depending on the length, height , and purpose a building permit may be required. There are specific requirements with regards to comes to height and property setbacks. In addition any retaining walls over 5ft in height must usually also be designed and signed off by a geotechnical or structural engineer to ensure the wall is properly constructed for your site conditions. This is where “engineered” retaining wall solutions can become very attractive and we can build those too.
Proper Retaining Wall Drainage
Improper drainage is considered one the top reasons that a retaining wall will fail. By their nature retaining walls are designed and built to hold back earth and prevent soil erosion. They also work well at holding back water. The water that builds up behind your retaining wall after heavy rain storms is called “hydrostatic pressure” and the external force of the material/fill held behind your wall coupled with the weight of the water that is behind it is often enough to seriously compromise the integrity of a poorly built retaining wall and even cause failure and eventual collapse.
A good drainage system should be an integral part of any retaining wall design, especially for larger or tiered retaining walls. Depending on the type of material being used to build the wall there are a variety of ways to integrate sufficient drainage such as weep holes, lateral drains, blanket drains, and also the use of very granular soil or fill in behind and below the wall.
Why Choose Blackwell Landscape Group For Retaining Wall Construction?
We understand that you have many landscaping companies to choose from throughout Charlotte. We just want you to know that when you choose to work with Blackwell Landscape Group to design and build your retaining wall you are partnering with with a great team.
Our team has the specialized knowledge and experience to build your retaining wall properly and so that it meets all local building codes. Your retaining wall will look great but it’s also going to be built to last. You can always expect knowledgeable, creative, design services and great communication from a company that cares about your properties appearance and our local reputation in the community.
If you’d like to schedule an estimate for retaining wall construction then please give us a call (980) 214-5119 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you right away (usually the same day).