Archive: Retaining Walls

Estimate or Consultation? What’s the Difference?

estimate or consultation - what's the difference?

If you’re a home or business owner, chances are that you have requested estimates for repairs to your home or building. You may think that estimates are quick, easy and provided free of charge, which most are. However, if your project involves addressing drainage and/or grading problems, building a retaining wall or excavating for a foundation, you need more than an estimate. You need a consultation with a civil engineer who will ensure that your project is completed as efficiently and safely as possible.

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Proper Retaining Wall Design and Construction

Retaining Wall Design

Proper retaining wall design and construction can help make usable space out of a steep slope, provide a place for landscape plantings and even create a level area for a driveway. With proper retaining wall design, you can build a long-lasting and functional structure that will add value to your home or business. Important considerations in retaining wall design and construction are height and length, suitable base, properly compacted backfill and efficient drainage.

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Types of Retaining Walls For My Business

Types of Retaining Walls - New England Enterprises - Marlborough, MA

There are several ways to build a retaining walls just as there are several materials which can be used. Retaining walls are one of the most integral parts of landscaping, both residentially and commercially. Many homes and buildings are built no hilly or uneven ground (especially in New England). When a building is on a slope it is extremely important to ensure the solidity of the rock and soil around the base of the building. In addition soil can shift overtime throughout the landscape which makes retaining walls an important structure to maintain the natural beauty and shape of the land.

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The 6 Materials Needed for Landscaping

Materials Needed for Landscaping, New England Enterprises, Marlborough, MA

Everyone wants a better front or backyard. Many hire landscapers to do this job, since they can provide the planning, skilled manpower, and materials needed for these large projects. But some people would rather work on their own yards, with time and self-education on their side. One of the biggest hurdles for these kinds of hands-on home improvers is figuring out what materials they need to properly landscape their home, and what quantity and quality they will need. Below are six of the most common materials needed for landscaping projects.

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Retaining Wall Design

Retaining Wall Design

Retaining walls are a very versatile and uniquely designed structure whose purpose is to hold soil on one side and be free standing on the other. This type of wall can help you work with uneven topography and changes of grade in a landscape. When properly designed and constructed, a retaining wall can help make usable space out of steep slopes, give you a place to plant and even create a level area for a driveway.

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