Retaining Wall Contractor North Georgia

Are you considering the addition of a new retaining wall for your north Georgia property? Greenlawn Georgia Hardscaping & Landscaping is a retaining wall contractor in north Georgia with extensive experience in building beautiful retaining walls for our clients.

Attractive stone, segmental block, and concrete retaining walls add beauty while solving a wide array of hardscaping and landscaping issues and design challenges.

We have been privileged to work with many satisfied customers across north Georgia creating outdoor living environmentssolving drainage and erosion problems, and building stone and segmental block retaining walls in communities such as AlpharettaBufordCummingJohns CreekSandy Springs and Roswell.

For a complimentary onsite appointment with Buford, GA retaining wall contractors Greenlawn Georgia Hardscaping & Landscaping, contact us through our contact form or at (770) 375-9640

The addition of a retaining wall may be just what you need to…

  • Create a defining boundary at a walkway, patio or garden edge

  • Add new planted areas in front and backyard gardens

  • Prevent erosion and improve storm water control

  • Stabilize ground at a driveway, patio, or walkway

  • Convert sloped ground into more usable and attractive flat areas

  • Simplify maintenance around sloped areas

Retaining Wall Contractor in North Georgia

Critical Design Factors: There are a variety of important design factors to determine prior to beginning construction on a retaining wall including the elevation and slope of the ground, soil conditions, the height for the new wall and surrounding drainage conditions. Retaining walls adjacent to a parking lot or other surcharge conditions would be designed accordingly to handle the additional weight.

These factors will determine the type of wall needed, the width and height, reinforcement, drainage details, etc. to be considered by the retaining wall contractor in north Georgia. A well-designed and attractive stone, brick or concrete retaining wall will add beauty while solving a wide array of landscaping issues.

North Georgia Landscaping Contractor

Whether you are just starting out landscaping a brand new home, or you plan to take  your landscaping to new heights of beauty, Greenlawn Georgia is prepared to help you succeed in your endeavor. Make your property the most attractive property in the neighborhood, utilizing the natural landscape and newly designed garden areas to draw people in.  Learn more at the Greenlawn Georgia Landscaping Page.

Georgia Erosion & Sediment Control Blue Card Certification

To address erosion and sediment control issues it is critical to have the necessary experience and credentials — that is why at Greenlawn Georgia we carry the Georgia Erosion & Sediment Control Blue Card Certification. This allows us to walk through the whole process of building retaining walls in north Georgia — from design to completion with best practices applied.

You get the yard you desire, designed with stability and safety for the long-term.  In fact, the certification course covers: “…fundamentals of erosion and sediment control, the Georgia Erosion & Sedimentation Act, NPDES Permits, field maintenance, stream buffers, vegetative and structural BMP practices.” (From the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission website.)

Retaining Wall Drainage Systems

Retaining walls are designed to be impervious, which means that water cannot pass through the wall itself, and therefore efficient drainage behind and nearby the wall is critical. When excessive storm water drainage around the wall goes unaddressed, hydrostatic pressure will build up behind the wall and cause damage such as bulging or cracking.

Would you like to beautify your residential or commercial property with an attractive stone, brick, segmental block or concrete retaining wall? Contact Greenlawn Georgia through our Contact Form or at (770) 375-9640.

Well-built, Durable Retaining Walls in North Georgia

Safety is a major priority for Greenlawn Georgia. Our retaining walls are designed to last, and to withstand existing stability factors such as lateral earth pressure, storm water activity, live and dead loads, etc.  Walls that are tilting, cracking, and bowing (in most cases) result from poor initial construction by inexperienced contractors.

Both job site safety, and long-term installed project safety, is of concern to us. We encourage you to entrust your business or residential property to the retaining wall contractor with extensive experience and knowledge in building safe retaining walls, Greenlawn Georgia, LLC.

Is a Permit Required to Build a Retaining Wall in Georgia?

Typically, in Georgia, permits are required when the retaining wall is higher than 4 feet. Property owners should check with local zoning and code regulations in their municipality to determine whether a permit is required for a retaining wall. Municipalities will often provide guidelines such as these retaining wall guidelines provided by Gwinnett County.


Retaining Wall Contractor in North Georgia

Multiple Retaining Walls to Create a Tiered Landscape Plan

Multiple retaining walls under 4’ can be constructed at intervals in the landscape to conform to local codes. This creates a pleasing aesthetic as landscaping materials such as flowers, shrubs and trees can be added adjacent to the retaining wall. When surcharge load conditions exist such as buildings, roads, or other loads adjacent to the wall, a building permit will be required.

Popular Retaining Wall Materials

Retaining walls are constructed from a variety of materials including poured concrete, treated timbers, wall stones, natural stones, bricks, and segmental retaining walls.

Stones, rocks, and boulders create an aesthetically pleasing retaining wall, blending naturally with landscaping. While wood timbers have in the past been considered a less expensive option, they now cost about the same as brick, stone or concrete. Wood has the shortest lifespan because of its susceptibility to decomposition.

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Prefabricated segmental block retaining walls provide an attractive maintenance free alternative with a variety of sizing and color options installed by Greenlawn Georgia – an experienced retaining wall contractor in north Georgia.

The Manufacturing of Concrete Block Masonry Products

Do you know how concrete blocks are manufactured today? The totally automated process involves combining cement, sand, and crushed stone (or lightweight aggregate) to form a mix that is loaded from trucks or railroad cars into bins, then weighed and moved to a mixer. Finally, the mix is fed into the block machine.

Once the raw materials are loaded into the block machine, according to the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the next step is adding color if needed. Then, “It takes the machine about six seconds to mold a block. The freshly molded blocks are put into pallets and placed in steam-curing rooms. After the curing process, they are stacked and taken to a storage yard for delivery.”

A Functional yet Beautiful Retaining Wall

A functional yet beautiful retaining wall can become a highly attractive aesthetic feature of your property. With the addition of landscape lighting, attractive plantings, and perhaps a hardscaped walk or stair installed by an experienced retaining wall contractor in north Georgia — your property will draw attention!

Greenlawn Georgia is a full-service retaining wall contractor in Buford GA serving Gwinnett, Forsyth and north Fulton Counties. The addition of a well-designed and well-built retaining wall at your residential or commercial north Georgia property can greatly enhance the functionality, accessibility, and overall visual appeal of your property. We stand ready to serve you, please contact us today through our contact form or at (770) 375-9640.