Of all the structures around your home, you probably don’t worry very much about the condition of your retaining wall. Retaining walls are built to solve erosion and drainage issues on a sloped property. While there are many types, sizes and materials of retaining walls, they are all subject to structural damage or normal wear and tear over time. Ignoring retaining wall repairs or replacement could pose risks to your landscape as well as threaten the safety of your family and guests. In fact, retaining wall damage can even subject you to ramifications from not actively meeting specific building codes and regulations.
Reasons Why Retaining Walls Fail or Suffer Damage
Your retaining wall, even if it was built out of natural stone or brick, is vulnerable to structural damage. This can range from natural environmental factors that occur over time or premature failure due to poor construction. Here are the leading reasons why your retaining wall may need attention and repair:
- Inadequate installation or construction
- Poor quality of materials used in construction
- Stress factors around the area or wall
- Improper drainage or erosion issues
How To Tell If Your Retaining Wall Needs Repair
Whether it has been 10 weeks or 10 years, there are certain signs you should look for in your retaining wall to determine if you need a professional inspection from our team at Everlast Lawns & Landscapes:
- Bowed, tilted walls
- Crumbling or creaking pavers
- Wall separating from main structure
- Large splits or multiple cracks
- Moving soil, signs of erosion in landscape
Your retaining wall should serve as a functional solution to your steep landscape but also be a safe and attractive structure on your property. At Everlast Lawns & Landscapes, we understand what it takes to properly install your retaining wall to maximize its lifespan, but we can also repair your existing retaining wall if it is damaged or failing. Call today to get your estimate in the greater Alpharetta area.