Retaining Wall Selection Guide – Here’s the Expert’s Guide
Wondering how on Earth you’re ever going to choose the retaining wall that best suits your property?
To ensure the success of any landscaping project it is vital to wisely choose the most suitable retaining wall. But it’s easier said than done so our team of experts at Concrete Sleepers Sydney have laid down an easy-to-follow, step-by-step retaining wall selection guide for you.
Step 1 Define the wall’s purpose
Here are a series of questions that will help kick-start your project and get you thinking:
- Why are your building the wall?
- What do you intend the wall to do?
- Do you intend for the wall to retain soil or is it simply a garden bed?
- How do you want the wall to look?
- Do you have any ideas in mind that you’ve picked up on the web?
Once you have clear answers to these questions, you’ll be able to make the right choice.
Step 2 Specify the wall’s dimensions
Now that you know what the wall should do, let’s be precise with its dimensions. The following questions will help you figure out the dimension specifics:
- How high should this wall be?
- How long is it going to be?
- How wide do you want it to be?
Height is extremely important because you may need reinforcement beyond a certain height. Certain wall heights also need special council approval. You may need to find out from your local building regulation authority what the maximum legal height of a retaining wall in your suburb is.
Step 3 Define any textures or styles you want
Concrete sleepers can now be custom made to fit your project. You can find sleepers in a variety of colours, styles and textures. You can even specify how big you want the blocks to be. Each of these characteristics will help you get the desired look when you’re done installing the sleepers. Don’t be afraid to sit down with concrete sleeper experts and discuss your requirements if you can’t find what you’re looking for right off the bat.
Step 4 Determine if you want to DIY or get a professional team to install your retaining wall
Installing retaining walls isn’t a complex process. We’ve written a how-to tutorial on it before. Check it out here. Get a couple of your friends to join in and help you with your project if you intend on doing a major installation. Make sure you’ve understood all the technicalities involved before you start.
If you don’t have the time or the desire to do the job yourself, worry not. You can hire a team of professionals to install the concrete sleepers for you.
If you live in Sydney, there is only one name that’s synonymous with quality and getting the job done right, and that’s Concrete Sleepers Sydney. They’ll not only help you make the best decisions but also ensure that you are happy with the final product.