A retaining wall can be used to create usable areas in your uneven yard, and they can prevent soil erosion. They can also prevent flooding in your home or redirect large amounts of water on your property so your grass, flowerbeds walkways, and driveways are better protected.
Sioux Falls Concrete Contractors is an area specialist in all types of retaining wall construction, including poured concrete walls and concrete block retaining walls. We have experience and education on our side, so we can design a retaining wall that’s not only beautiful, but highly functional as well!
Concrete Retaining Wall, Sioux Falls SD
Concrete is one of the strongest building materials, hence its popularity for retaining walls, driveways, and other outdoor structures. Our concrete retaining walls are built to last, reinforced with rebar and constructed in ideal conditions to ensure the best set possible.
If you have erosion issues in your yard or flooding around your basement or crawl space, a retaining wall could be the solution! Rather than spending thousands of dollars repairing damage, you can prevent it from ever happening with a professionally built retaining wall.
Sioux Falls Concrete Contractors can build any type of retaining wall our customers envision. There are two main types, so the first thing that must be done is deciding between a poured concrete retaining wall and a block wall. We can help you start weighing the options here, and then we’ll go over any questions you may have in person when we do a full evaluation of your property.
Option 1 – Poured Concrete Wall
A solid concrete wall has a striking appearance. This type of retaining wall construction is stronger and more waterproof than block walls, so it seems like the natural choice. But not every contractor has the skill it takes to build them!
A lot can go wrong during concrete retaining wall construction, so it’s very important that you choose a concrete contractor that has what it takes to do this delicate job right!
Solid concrete retaining walls are recommended for milder climates, and they look great with modern homes.
Option 2 – Concrete Block Retaining Wall
Retaining wall blocks can be installed and covered with plaster that looks like poured concrete, and it’s unlikely that anyone would be able to tell the difference. You can also choose to leave the blocks uncovered for an industrial look.
The major advantages to concrete retaining wall blocks are that they are more forgiving and easier to repair if they get a crack, because it will only be in the veneer, not the interior.
Your Sioux Falls Concrete Contractors can help you determine which option is better for you. The area where the wall is needed is a big factor in the decision because of drainage. Appearance is another key component of the decision.
Regardless, though, of what type of concrete retaining wall you choose, we can assure you that it will look great and be a great benefit to your landscaping as long as you choose Sioux Falls Concrete Contractors!