Pittsburgh is said to have more
retaining walls than any other city in the country. Pittsburgh
also has the dreaded winter season which includes freeze and thaw
cycles. An improperly designed and constructed retaining wall
will move just a little bit each time there is a ground freeze and thaw
cycle. This movement will result in the wall leaning forward and
eventually its failure over time.
This is why it's of such
importance to do your homework prior to hiring a retaining wall
contractor. You need to hire a contractor with the proper
knowledge and experience to install a retaining wall system that will
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, ease of installation, the ability to last a long time
without movement, and overall cost.
Since you are likely considering replacing the retaining wall on your
property, we recommend that you look at block retaining walls in your
neighborhood to get some ideas of the materials available and you will
see that the
majority of nice sturdy looking walls were constructed using Versa-Lok