Retaining walls typically serve one of two specific purposes in a landscape design: structural or simply to enhance the beauty of the setting.
Structural walls are necessary when a wall supports soil through a change in grade on the property, as is the case when a retaining wall is next to an exposed basement, for example. In such situations, E.L.S. Landscaping will have the project fully engineered if necessary and built to ensure it is adequately reinforced.
Retaining walls also fulfill a number of aesthetic purposes in landscape design. Raised planters and border garden walls can create an interesting setting for plantings, and use of a low wall surrounding a patio can define the patio space and provide additional seating. Lighting can be incorporated within a wall by the use of recessed lights, for example, and a wall can be further enhanced by the addition of a pillar at the end of it, which can be an ideal point for mounting a lighting fixture.
Pre-cast blocks available in numerous colors and shapes offer a wide range of options to the customer. E.L.S. Landscaping uses pre-cast block from top quality manufacturers including Versa-Lok, Anchor, Keystone and Unilock, and can recommend the best type of block depending on the plan and how the block will be used. E.L.S. employees are trained and certified in installation of precast block to ensure the highest integrity of the project.