Some good reasons to build a retaining wall is to eliminate steep and difficult to mow slopes. They are also made to stop erosion and also create attractive planting beds. Creating a retaining wall out of wood is a good choice because it will be strong and durable.
Be sure to check with your community’s building department before setting out to build your retaining wall. There may be many codes that require a permit for any structure that holds back what amounts could be thousands of pounds of earth, and most codes limit the height of an amateur built retaining wall to 3 feet. If your slope needs a higher wall or requires extensive grading, call Montclair Construction right away. Water is your retaining wall’s worst enemy, without proper drainage water will soon buckle it come winter with alternating freeze thaw cycles. That’s why it’s important to drill weep holes or leave gaps between the timber ends.
If you are looking for a contractor in the San Francisco bay area to install your wood retaining wall, be sure to contact Montclair Construction. If you have any questions or want an estimate don’t hesitate to contact us.