Retaining Walls


Retaining walls

Retaining walls are a functional, attractive solution to unstable and sloped terrains. They are often used to hold back (retain) hillsides and help prevent soil erosion and landslides. They create more useful spaces for everything from patios, paths, and driveways, to roads, parking lots, or any construction that requires a flat surface.

Retaining walls can be constructed of many different materials and with a variety of building techniques.We create  Interlocking retaining wall stones, natural stone retaining walls, concrete retaining walls,  landscape retaining walls, patio stone retaining walls. Either rigid, monolithic, poured concrete can be used or steel, timber, blocks, and reinforced soil as well.

Your retaining wall design and wall type selection is driven by several factors that include

  • Cost
  • Required wall height
  • Ease and speed of construction
  • Ground water conditions and soil characteristics.

Other factors might be material availability, building codes, site accessibility, aesthetics, local building practice, etc.  The fact is that all retaining walls serve to hold back a vertical or near vertical face of soil that would, without adequate retention, cave, slump or slide to a more natural slope. 

As experienced designers and builders, D & D follow procedures and methods for soil preparation and backfill compaction methods dictated by the local building codes.

We offer a variety of products to fit residential and commercial needs as well as a custom design and engineering.

For instance, AB Fieldstone is an innovative new concept in the manufacture and use of segmental retaining wall (SRW) systems. By manufacturing this system in 2 pieces – the facing unit and the anchoring unit, Allan Block has opened the door to many benefits that are not only Green and Natural but Friendly as well.