Due to the amount of hills and
terrain changes we have in the Pittsburgh area it is said we has more
retaining walls than any other city in the country. These walls make it
possible to create more usable space on each property in which slopes
are present. Pittsburgh also has a long and dreaded winter which
includes many freeze and thaw
cycles per season.
For this reason it is very
important when creating or replacing a retaining wall it needs to be
engineered to last in these conditions, an Improperly designed
will move just a little bit each time there is a freeze and thaw
cycle. This movement will result in the wall leaning forward and
eventually its failure over time. You may have noticed but there is no
shortage of leaning retaining walls in the area.
This is why it's of such
importance to do your homework prior to hiring a retaining wall
contractor and be sure to hire a contractor with the proper
knowledge, Equipment and experience to install a retaining wall system
last the test of time.
Here at Palat Landscaping, we recommend and regularly install
Versa-Lok retaining wall systems based on durability, visual appeal,
versatility and the ability to last the test of time. We also install
techo block retaining walls systems, these are usually reserved for a
more decorative but are also very durable materials.
If your interested in getting a
quote or have any questions at all about your retaining wall project
just fill out the form below or give a call anytime.