How to Build a Retaining Wall

How to Build a Retaining Wall

A retaining wall is used for supporting soil and allows you to maintain soils at two different levels. While retaining walls are considered structural, there is no reason they can’t be an attractive element in your landscape. These walls can be constructed from different materials, such as pressure treated timbers or segmental blocks. A basic block retaining wall relies on its own mass to hold back the soil behind it. A lot of block options have a lip on the back that allows for the wall to set back into the hillside for additional strength of…continue reading →
Should You DIY Your Paver Patio?

Should You DIY Your Paver Patio?

You're a weekend DIY warrior  and you're ready for your next project. With warm weather approaching, you're mulling over the idea of installing a new paver patio. There are a ton of articles online with instructions for getting this job done. While you certainly can do it yourself, the bigger question is should you? Your new paver patio will enhance your outdoor living space so you can entertain family and friends and spend more time outdoors. But, putting in your own patio is NOT a weekend project. Shoveling, planning, designing, selecting pavers, hiring…continue reading →