Natural stone is considered one of the preferred materials in landscape design. Just visit the website and make sure: it looks beautiful, solid, and, as a natural material, goes perfectly with any plants in the garden.
At first glance, it seems that it is easy to build rock retaining walls on your own. Of course, if the retaining wall is low, you can risk doing everything yourself. To build a wall with a height of 120 cm, it is necessary to correctly determine the size of the foundation, take into account the depth of soil freezing and other nuances. Therefore, it is better to entrust the construction of a retaining wall to a master who understands all the nuances.
The reliability and durability of the retaining wall depends on a properly constructed foundation. For a retaining wall up to 120 cm, in most cases, a gravel base is made. If it is higher, it is necessary to build a foundation with a drainage base. It is also necessary to take into account the thickness of the walls and drainage in order to counteract strong pressure on the soil, for example, during rain. In small retaining walls, compacted gravel is used in a trough 40 cm deep, and a layer of concrete 10 to 20 centimetres thick is sufficient to compensate. Massive or unusual design retaining walls need to be deepened by at least 80. A heavy wall is stabilized by a wide reinforced foundation, which should be more than a third of its height.
Construction of natural stone
The rock retaining wall is suitable for any garden style. It is used on the slope with or without mortar. You can make a classic stone structure using the dry masonry method. Blocks of natural stone suitable in shape can be laid without mortar on the wall. Only skilled practitioners can make any of the rock retaining walls correctly.
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