Braselton Retaining Wall Contractors
When you are dealing with a drainage problem, a steep yard, or significant erosion issues, it’s time to reach out to Hoschton and Braselton retaining wall contractors – Greenlawn Georgia Hardscaping & Landscaping. We provide landscaping contractor services including retaining walls, brick paver patios, concrete driveways, and paver walkways designed to complement the overall look and functionality of your business or residential property.
The Purpose of a Landscaping Retaining Wall
Retaining walls perform many landscaping functions and often add beauty to your property. They are commonly installed by Braselton retaining wall contractors for the following reasons:
- Aesthetic purposes in a landscaped garden area
- To create a solid wall to hold back or contain soil
- To create tiered levels in sloping areas to expand usable space or for planting
- To prevent erosion and storm water damage
- For outdoor living area features such as patio enclosures, raised gardens or sitting walls
Solving Landscape Drainage & Erosion Problems
Whether it’s a long-standing drainage or erosion problem, or something new that has developed, a muddy yard and standing water in the property can cause significant property damage.
There are many very practical solutions for solving drainage problems, such as checking whether gutters and downspouts are working properly, and sloping the grade away from the building. One of the initial ways to treat drainage problems is to slow the speed of the water down as it travels downhill by introducing a check dam, which are small walls, built into trenches or swells. This causes water to collect in one section of the swell, and then overflow into the next.
With storm damage that is causing significant property damage, it’s important to understand the source. Surface water may have recently increased due to changes in adjacent roadways, driveways, or even an adjacent property. So, the first goal for Hoschton and Braselton retaining wall contractors is to determine the source of the problem — in order to recommend the best solution.
Georgia Erosion & Sediment Control Blue Card Certification
To address, erosion, and sediment control issues your retaining wall contractors must have the essential experience and credentials to evaluate the problem and identify a solution. That is why Greenlawn GA Hardscape, being in landscaping has completed the coursework for, and now carries, the Georgia Erosion And Sediment Control Blue Card Certification.
Braselton Retaining Wall Contractors
Types of Retaining Wall Materials
Preferred retaining wall materials include precast and poured concrete, stone, wood timber, masonry, steel, or brick. Base materials include various-sized sharp-edged, crushed gravel to ensure the right amount of compaction.
Landscaping Retaining Wall Repairs
Do you have a retaining wall that is crumbling or protruding under pressure? Our landscape professionals will evaluate the current situation and make recommendation as to whether you need a new retaining wall installed or an existing wall repaired.
Are Retaining Wall Plans and Permits Required in Georgia?
One important fact to be aware of is that many Georgia municipalities now require engineered plans and permits for retaining walls over a certain height, typically 4 feet.
For example, the Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development website says, “A Building Permit (BLD) is required for retaining walls that are greater than 4 feet in height from the top of the footing. A building permit is also required for retaining walls less than four feet in height when the slope of backfill materials exceeds a 1 foot rise in 3 feet length or when the wall will be required to support a surcharge load.”
While we make every effort to recommend a variety of approved options including multiple low retaining walls arranged to create tiered levels in the property, property owners should allow for this possibility when planning a project as it can greatly impact the timing of the work.
Workmanship and Materials Warranties
Greenlawn Georgia Hardscaping and Landscaping backs up our work with a comprehensive workmanship warranty, and our preferred hardscaping product, Techo-Bloc, comes with a standard lifetime guarantee.
Contact Greenlawn Georgia Hardscaping & Landscaping — Hoschton & Braselton Retaining Wall Contractors
Retaining wall installation and repairs require specialized skill and expertise. We build stone, wood timber, concrete and CMU retaining walls designed to prevent erosion or drainage problems on your property, retain earth, or as part of the outdoor living area design. If you live in Hoschton, Braselton or surrounding Jackson County communities and need a new retaining wall installed or an existing wall repaired, contact Greenlawn Georgia Hardscaping & Landscaping.
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COMMUNITIES WE SERVE:
Greenlawn Georgia Hardscaping and Landscaping serves the following communities in Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Jackson County and Fulton County in north Georgia:
Alpharetta, Atlanta, Braselton, Buford, Cumming, Dacula, Duluth, Dunwoody, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Hamilton Mill, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Snellville, Sugar Hill, and Suwanee.