Retaining Walls for Erosion Control and Slopes
Retaining walls stop erosion and make steep grades more passable. They require careful design to ensure durability. Retaining walls can hold back soil and earth or can be used to terrace the landscape. They can create a level space where the terrain is unevenly graded. We made NH retaining walls from timber, granite, limestone, paver blocks and fieldstone.
In our experience, there are three reasons to explain why soil will move: water, water, water.
The main reason you will want a retaining wall is to prevent the uneven soil around your structure from moving to places where you don’t want it to go. In our experience, there are three reasons to explain why soil will move: water, water, water. Knowing how soil and water interact has gone a long way in our understanding of how a retaining wall ought to be built.
Let us take a look at your property. We can recommend the right materials, structure design and height We have years of experience building outdoor walls. We live in New Hampshire. We know how much rain and snow we get. We use our knowledge to build retaining walls that last.
We specialize in Wood Retaining Walls
Wood retaining walls are a way of using the natural woods of your NH property and blend them with a wall made of treated timber. Wood retaining walls are pleasing to the eye while being more economical than installing stone walls. A wood retaining wall, if properly installed, can easily last for up to 20 years. This is why you should have a professional landscaping contractor like Firmly Rooted do the installation work for you.
At Firmly Rooted, we have been installing retaining walls in the NH region for years. We can help you choose the right timber to match your yard’s look and feel, then install it so that it will last you for a good length of time. In NH, the biggest problem is water—we get more than our fair share of snow and rain and this makes the earth a little more malleable and heavy. We pay special attention to potential water problems and implement drainage structures that can lessen water’s impact.
There is a wide variety of timber that each have advantages and disadvantages when used as part of a retaining wall. We have enough experience and seen enough timber walls, that we can help you decide on the type of wood that fits your decor, your wall’s purpose, and your wallet. If you have a slope you want shored up, or garden tiers you want put in, or just want to give your landscape a more natural look then call us to come out to help you with your retaining wall plans. We have been working in NH for decades and can help you put in a wall that looks handsome and does the job. Call Firmly Rooted at 603.529.5640
New Hampshire Stone Retaining Walls
Stone retaining walls are excellent additions to New Hampshire homes because many properties in the state are not built on flat land. If your home is built on uneven terrain, you may be in danger of encountering soil erosion, patio damage, and a number of other problems down the road. Fortunately, these issues can be mitigated with the installation of a stone retaining wall. A retaining wall supports soil on uneven ground, which in turn provides stability to your yard.
Retaining walls that are made of natural stone, such as sandstone, granite, or limestone, also add an elegant appeal to your property. That’s why so many people prefer to build retaining walls with stone rather than concrete. You may be wondering whether or not your property needs a retaining wall. As a rule of thumb, if your yard has an incline of 30 degrees or more, then you may encounter a variety of problems down the road, such as:
- Erosion caused by rain and melting snow
- Sinkholes in your yard
- Difficulty building new fixtures on your property
These risks are especially high in the hilly and mountainous terrains of New Hampshire. Since this kind of damage can be nearly impossible to repair later on, it is important to take preventative measures now. With the installation of a stone retaining wall, you can preserve your yard’s beauty and functionality for many years to come.Our stone retaining wall designs have earned us an impeccable reputation among New Hampshire property owners. At Firmly Rooted Landscaping, our commitment to excellence makes us widely respected. Our landscapers have handled the installation of stone retaining walls for over fifteen years. If you want a retaining wall that is designed for stability, longevity, and aesthetics, then call us today at (603) 529-5640!
Beautiful Fieldstone Retaining Walls
Fieldstone walls are a beautiful and lasting way to enhance your NH property. Their popularity is based on their handsome, rustic look and the pragmatic advantages they have when built as free standing or retaining walls. If you are thinking about installing a field stone wall on your property, then it’s important to have an experienced landscape retaining wall contracting company do the work. As a local NH landscaping contractor, our years of experience installing walls and other landscape structures in the area give us a distinct advantage in building a fieldstone wall that you will enjoy having on your property and that will last for decades.How long your fieldstone wall will last is based on expert foundation work and correct mortaring of the stones. In New England, we want to make sure your wall won’t shift over time and that means doing some digging below the frost line. Next comes the assembly and mortaring. Although a fieldstone wall will look like a random collection of stones, but it’s actually a combination of art and science that will make your wall look amazing and stand solid for years to come.We can build your field stone wall as a stand alone wall or we can build it as an effective retaining wall depending on your preference and location. If you are thinking of improving the look of your property, the best way get started is to give us a call for an appointment. We’ll come out and take a look at your property and give you an estimate on a field stone wall installation. From concept to design to installation, we can build you a field stone retaining wall that will fit your landscaping motif. Call Firmly Rooted at 603.529.5640A great retaining wall design will improve the looks of your property while protecting your landscape from moving soil and water. Call 603-529-5640 to learn how we can help turn your vision into a reality!