When you live in an area with four distinct seasons, the land surrounding your home goes through a lot of changes. Retaining walls help protect your greatest investment from erosion and other dangerous foundational issues. If you’re a homeowner living in the Buffalo, NY or Rochester, NY areas, please read through some of the questions we most frequently answer for homeowners.
How do I know if I need a retaining wall?
If your property is on a slope and erosion is happening as a result of poor drainage, you would benefit from retaining walls. Even if you haven’t noticed any issues yet, your landscape may suffer future damage. We can investigate your property and give you an honest recommendation.
How long will my retaining wall last?
A properly designed and installed retaining wall should last for decades! Some companies may attempt to hurry the job to save time and money, but we believe in doing things the right way. We can’t control the weather, but we can make sure your retaining wall is made with the best materials and installed to fit your unique landscape.
What are retaining walls made out of?
Retaining walls are made of natural stone, concrete or timber. Depending on your budget and preferred style, we can recommend and install a wall that works for you.
Can I build a retaining wall myself?
Although you may be tempted to try installing your own retaining wall, improperly installed retaining walls can fail at the first sign of trouble. Whether you use the wrong materials or you don’t plan for proper drainage, the results can be catastrophic. Our specialists are trained to examine your property to determine the proper height, depth and location for your retaining wall.
Hire Basement Technologies of WNY Inc. to make sure your home is safe from erosion. Call us today to get started!