BLOCK RETAINING WALLS
For the homeowner who wants to add changes in elevation to a landscape or a terrace, retaining walls are the way to go. When you like plenty of curves in the yard, block retaining walls are your best bet.
- Great for walls with moderate heights. We recommend choosing blocks for walls that might double as seating areas. The perfect height is between three and four feet.
- Bring out the flow of landscape features. For raised flowerbeds, block walls are ideally suited when you want to draw the eye. Homeowners who incorporate one or more fire pits also favor this setup. It’s sufficiently low to the ground to allow a good view of the feature. At the same time, it’s tall enough to protect against the spread of fire.
- Standard blocks. We use rebar to reinforce walls constructed with standard blocks. From there, we suggest stone veneers that dress up the blocks to fit right in with your home’s architectural look.
- Split-face blocks. When you like a more natural appearance without the need for stone veneers, we recommend split-face blocks. There is a broad range of looks that you might choose. They include many color and shape differences. Some are manufactured to look like adobe bricks, which are ideally suited for a Spanish look in a landscape.
Just like related products, block retaining walls can support additional features that beautify a yard. A good example is the installation of fencing. Rail fences, wrought iron, and similar products create points of visual interest. Some clients ask for the incorporation of lighting features that act as above-ground walkway illumination.
Areas We Serve
In 1997, the business began servicing local, residential neighborhoods in Shelby Township, Michigan. Today, United Lawnscape serves customers throughout Southeast Michigan including Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.
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