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Why Did My Retaining Wall Collapse?

For many homeowners, stylish retaining walls can add the perfect touch to any outdoor living space. Often times these specialized walls are used to level backyards, set the stage for the installation of a new patio or even to contribute to the positioning of sloped areas of your landscape. They are commonly used in conjunction with a home’s front entrance as well and can certainly add to the aesthetic appeal of your property.

What Causes a Collapse?

Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes our team of professionals understands your concern and frustration when an installed retaining wall collapses and fails. With that said, we want to share some insight on why this occurs. Typically, a failed wall can be attributed to poor property drainage. When excessive water becomes absorbed into the adjacent soil, hydrostatic pressure will cause a bowing effect and can ultimately result in a collapsed wall.

To avoid hydrostatic pressure from occurring, our skilled technicians and specialists design and install drainage needed to ensure that water is adequately directed away from the wall structure. This is accomplished by way of gravel, perforated pipes and Geotechnical fabrics.

Retaining walls can also collapse as a result of a poorly installed footing which is needed to keep pressure away from the saturated dirt and soil. If the footing is too shallow the wall is sure to collapse over time. In addition, if the wall is initially built with materials that are sub-standard or lack appropriate reinforcement, then the integrity of the wall is greatly compromised. The team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes is steadfast in our commitment to utilize only the highest quality materials when designing and installing walls that are not only functional but aesthetically appealing as well. Our constructed retaining walls are designed and built to withstand the outdoor elements and last for years and years.

Another common cause for collapsed walls is added excess weight to the top surface of the wall. When you rely upon our team of design experts, rest assured your wall will be designed and built to withstand excessive weight loads. If you are thinking about adding a stylish retaining wall to your home and property, then rest assured we are the team for you. Our expert designers and installers stand ready to meet your every need. We are on hand to discuss your design ideas, answer any questions you have and help with all your important decision making.

Having come to be recognized as your go to company in Brentwood for all your hardscape needs, the team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes is committed to providing only the highest quality materials and services to all our valued clients. We take a great deal of pride in our customer service, our prices and our attractive turnaround times and in meeting the individual needs of each and every client.

Fall Is the Perfect Time of Year

Fall is in full bloom now. There is no better time of year to design and build the perfect customized retaining wall to add to both the aesthetic appeal and value of your home. To schedule a free consultation, reach out to one of our team members today. We look forward to

serving you and to designing the perfect addition to your property that is sure to add that special touch of class. Winter is fast approaching, so don’t delay. Give a call out today and schedule your consultation. For all your hardscape needs, look to the pros here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes where our clients and their homes are always our number one priority.

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