Beautiful Retaining Walls for your Vancouver Home
It’s possible that you have never given a second thought to retaining walls, even though they are all around you. In fact, many homes, schools, and office buildings have retaining walls. These walls provide additional usable ground space and aid in stopping soil erosion. When you are looking for retaining wall contractors in the lower mainland area you are looking for West View Landscape Services.
Retaining walls are a functional structure that can be used to create more usable space on your property, they can also aid in the overall design of your yard by creating different levels of space that can be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
WestView Landscape Services. is a full service landscape maintenance contractor located in Langley, BC. We specialize in the maintenance, preparation and installation of retaining walls throughout Langley and the lower mainland.
West View is experienced in the installation of various different types of retaining wall systems including:
These are made from concrete and work well for most applications, the wide selection of colours allows you to be creative while designing your walls.
This is a less expensive option, but it will not stand up to moisture as well, and may not last as long as other types of retaining walls. But for those operating on a tight budget timber might be the best option.
This option tends to be a little more expensive, but if aesthetics are important to you, it may be the best way to go.
In most BC districts retaining walls that are over 1.2 meters (3.9ft) in height will require a building permit. In addition any retaining walls over 1.2 meters (3.9ft) in height must be designed and signed off by a geotechnical and structural engineer to ensure the wall is properly constructed for your site conditions. An exception applies to the permit for “terraced or tiered” retaining walls where the distance between terraces is equal to or greater than twice the height of each terrace. This does not account for any covenants that might be on your property.
Why use WestView Landscape Services for your retaining wall installation and maintenance?
We understand that you have many landscape and maintenance contractors to choose from throughout Langley and the lower mainland. We just want you to know that when you choose WestView Landscape Services you are partnering with a small, locally owned business that has more than 10 years’ experience keeping Langley properties looking their best.
You can expect to hold us to the highest standard, as we strive to be the most knowledgeable, reliable landscaping services company caring about your properties appearance and our local reputation.
Our Retaining Wall Construction Process
- We start with our initial consultation
- We determine the square footage of retaining wall you will need
- We determine the height of the wall and whether or not engineering is necessary
- We present you with options and samples of various materials of your choosing
- We provide you with a written estimate for the work
- We’ll start the project on the specified start date, and build the wall with the products of your choosing
- The final result will be a stunning new retaining wall
The pricing of a retaining wall varies heavily depending on your properties characteristics. The slope, the amount of earth your retaining wall is holding and the accessibility of your property all contributes to the final cost.
We can then organize a time for one of our landscaping specialists to visit your property and answer any questions you might have about your new retaining wall installation process from there we can gather information to help us provide you with an estimate for your project.