Mr Dirt started this job with a request for a new retaining wall. After starting job it was then decided new rock drainage regrading the yard and some beautiful new plants. Some of the previous trees and shrubs were also used.
In this picture you can see the retaining wall. It has a full size footer underneath just like our 4 or 5 ft tall retaining walls. We choose such a large footer to stop any ground swell that comes with freezing and thawing.
Mr Dirt carefully shapes and radius the retaining wall to flow with the house and the homeowners wishes.
Mr Dirt is also very careful to support drainage and re route downspouts out side of landscaping area. All of our retaining wall blocks and footers are self draining however you still must have conducive fall from the house to facilitate drainage away from the foundations.
Mr dirt added quite a few cu yrds of dirt to this property to reduce slope and all the yard to naturally maintain erosion.
We are very careful to assist the customers and there wishes with the project. We utilized some of there previous mature landscapes with some touch ups and smaller plants to add depth and contrast to the home. With the addition of the small retaining wall it changed the look of this part of the house. Sometimes little changes can make a difficult spot in Landscaping a pleasure to look at. Slight changes can soften the look of overgrown plants and simple trimming and normal maintenance can also keep areas of accelerated growth from getting out of hand.