The Importance of Concrete Retaining Walls

Agundez Concrete

If you have a property or have lived long enough in the beautiful state of California, you must know by now and be familiar with hills. Sometimes we don’t even notice it but the truth of the matter is that we live in a State which terrain is very hilly and this can be either good or bad depending on how you see it.

On one hand we all love to wake up with those amazing views of the horizon and not just looking at our neighbors door. But having a house in a hilly terrain could have other implications as well.

One of the frequent problems that properties at hilly terrains have is that we have to adapt the construction of the house to the shape of the terrain and sometimes that can give us some trouble.

If your house is built on a sloped area you have to be more aware of the problems that this might bring, especially in rainy season, when all the water comes down, sometimes if the rain is too heavy it can propitiate a landslide that can cause damage to your house structure.

To avoid this you can come up with many methods that will stop your terrain’s damage, like plant some trees for example or pile some sand bags etc. But the truth is, none of these methods will last long and most won’t be effective at all.

At Agundez Concrete, we know by our many years of experience in construction that in these cases, the only thing that will provide safety for you, your family and your house is to build a concrete retaining wall.

Retaining walls create a level surface in a sloped area to retain soil, thus preventing damage in the property or eliminating undesirable slopes in the landscape.

One of the most important features of a retaining wall is the drainage system. It is very important that the retaining wall is constructed with the proper building techniques, the terrain has to be well studied to recognize and neutralize the tendency of retained material to go downhill due to gravity, also, it is imperative to pay special attention to the drainage system in your retaining wall to avoid or reduce the risk of damage from hydraulic pressure and ensure a long life to your retaining wall.

Concrete is the perfect material for these type of constructions due to its resistance to all kinds of climate changes, strength and durability.

At Agundez Concrete we know that protecting your family and house is very important. If you need to build a Retaining Wall at your house, don’t go any further, we have the solution to your problem.

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