Valuable Top Soil Washed Away?
Install Residentially Designed Retaining Walls Just like The Mennen Arena has done in Morristown, NJ
There weren't many April showers but we remember quite a few “deluges” that may have done some damage to our homes both inside and out. Now that the weather is great for outdoor entertaining, there may be a need to assess and repair what the rains have not washed away. The solution may lead to the design and hardscaping of retaining walls with the proper vegetation and planting.
Residential property slopes in many Essex and Morris County towns provide beautiful summertime views, but this leads to a need for some tough-love care to preserve its innate beauty. A drive through any neighborhood will identify cracked or bulging walls that have not met the challenge of holding back the hillside. The labor intensive job of hauling dirt around and cutting out the property “is not for the faint of heart” Mo Soliman of Curb Appeal Design cautions.
Changing a high sloped backyard into a terraced summer paradise, the retaining wall works to prevent water runoff of valuable topsoil especially when near the home. Too much soil loss can result in a foundation wall collapse or worse. These hard working retaining wall barriers undergo a constant battle with gravity every day. Even the smallest 18 inch to three foot wall can be handling an enormous load. Soliman agrees “When soil is saturated, the pressure on the wall is in the thousands of pounds range. Double the height and the wall must endure 8 times the load.”