A retaining wall is a structure that holds back earth from a building or other structure. Retaining walls stabilize soil and/or rock from downslope movement or erosion and provide support for large grade changes. These have become an important part of landscapes on Long Island.
The most important consideration in proper design and installation of retaining walls is the knowledge that the retained material is attempting to move and downslope due to gravity. This creates soil pressure behind the wall that can be increased dramatically by rainwater if drainage is not installed properly. Kito Nursery, with years of experience, has installed hundreds of walls in towns across Long Island and has a great relationship and reputation with the building inspectors who these towns.
Retaining walls are customarily made of masonry, stone, brick, or concrete; and can be faced in stone or other materials to enhance your landscape. Top