Colima Masonry and Paving Ltd

Colima Masonry & Paving LTD

Colima Masonry and Paving Ltd

Retaining Walls Protect Vancouver Landscapes

Call Colima Masonry & Paving at 778-713-2316 to learn about retaining walls as an integral part of your property’s landscaping.

Retaining walls are often a central element of landscape design in Vancouver and around British Columbia. These structures help protect and sustain the integrity of a developed residential or commercial property. That said, the terrain, climate, and soil types we find in our region require careful planning and installation of these hardscape features.

Retaining wall materials include segmented interlocking blocks, boulders, basalt, pressure-treated timbers, and mortared drystack. You can choose from structural and non-structural designs to fit any property’s erosion control conditions; just reach out to Colima Masonry & Paving to create yours.

What Retaining Walls Do

Most retaining walls prevent soil erosion. However, with modern design capabilities, property owners can also use walls for visual appeal and to reshape a property’s usable space. With proper installation, retaining walls can entirely level out significant sections of properties for other landscaping and hardscaping elements.

Long-term stability protects homes, other buildings, plants, and hardscape features from damage from water and erosion. In addition, property owners find retaining walls are typically the centre point of their overall landscape design. 

Retaining walls add to any property’s market value. Hardscaping features that protect against erosion and protect a home or other building’s foundation reduce future maintenance costs and reduce the risk of shifting and structural weakening.

Colima Masonry & Paving employs strict engineering standards to build a retaining wall. When constructed with modern sustainable materials, a new retaining wall project will provide substantial structural support to your landscape for many decades to come. 

Multiple Retaining Wall Design Options

Retaining walls can be supported by anchors, pilings, cantilevers, or gravity. They must have a proper foundation, which can be the most labour-intensive part of many projects.

Colima Masonry & Paving emphasizes the design and planning aspects of building a proper retaining wall. Our design team works directly with property owners to create hardscaping that fits each owner’s design ideas.

The variety of materials used to build retaining walls lets you directly integrate a new wall’s aesthetics with the existing landscaping and architectural aspects. Before the critical step of building a foundation begins, you should make sure that you have an understanding of the project’s overall cost and design.

Retaining walls can directly incorporate steps, water features, and other types of new or existing hardscaping. They can integrate directly with patios, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, fences, pools, and any other permanent feature.

Colima Masonry & Paving Designs, Site Preps, and Installs All Types of Retaining Walls

The Colima Masonry & Paving team, led by Luis Orozco, works hard daily to provide every customer with complete satisfaction and the highest level of professional service. We approach every project with the goal of achieving ideal design and installation. The right retaining wall for your property and design choices is a fantastic step toward long-term environmental sustainability.

Call Colima Masonry & Paving today at (778) 713-2316 to discuss your ideas and questions about hardscaping and retaining walls in Vancouver or British Columbia. We will gladly provide a free quote for the work you have in mind.

Retaining Wall FAQs

Can a Damaged Retaining Wall Be Repaired?

Sometimes, a damaged retaining wall can be repaired. A professional can determine if replacing damaged or rotten wood or timbers can bring an existing wall back to full strength. Other structural improvements might be needed, or it could be necessary to replace the wall entirely.

Properly designed retaining walls can make excellent spaces for new plants or raised garden beds. The best choice is to stick to smaller garden plants, such as perennials or shrubs. Trees should not be planted near retaining walls, as their root development will damage the wall structure over time.

Poor drainage is the main reason older retaining walls fail. Over time, water runoff pressure, especially subsurface water’s hydrostatic pressure, presses against a wall. Modern expert design focuses heavily on ensuring proper drainage away from a new retaining wall.

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