Professional Retaining Wall Construction

Before you consider DIY, let’s take a moment to understand the importance of retaining walls and why Alpine Landscaping in Colorado Springs is the best choice for your project.

Professional Retaining Wall Construction

Before you consider DIY, let’s take a moment to understand the importance of retaining walls and why Alpine Landscaping in Colorado Springs is the best choice for your project.

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Excellent Yard Support with Retaining Walls

A retaining wall is a sturdy barrier designed to hold back soil and natural stone. Typically made from concrete blocks, railroad ties, or natural stone, these walls come in various designs and sizes. The wall height can range from a mere foot to several feet, depending on your needs and local building codes.

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Benefits and Uses of Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are multipurpose. They can serve as a decorative feature to enhance your outdoor space, or they may have a more practical function like preventing soil erosion. In hilly or sloped terrains, retaining walls help create flat, usable areas for things like gardens or patios.

Proper drainage is essential, especially when you’re dealing with sloping areas. Drainage pipes and aggregate materials are often used to ensure that water doesn’t accumulate behind the wall, which could lead to structural issues.

DIY vs. Professional Installation

Sure, a do-it-yourself approach may seem tempting, especially with the wealth of retaining wall ideas and tutorials out there. You could go ahead and tamp the base course, lay rows of blocks, and even use a hand tamper or a plate compactor for the job. But DIY comes with its set of challenges, from adhering to local building codes to ensuring the wall’s structural integrity.

That’s why hiring Alpine Landscaping, LLC is a wise move. Our team has extensive experience in hardscaping and retaining wall installation. We adhere to all local building codes, ensuring that your wall is not only beautiful but also safe and durable.

Our Expertise in Retaining Wall Installation

What sets us apart is our comprehensive approach. We start by evaluating the area, marking out the dimensions, and ensuring that the wall design fits your needs. We use high-quality wall systems, whether it’s a block retaining wall or one made of natural stone. Our team takes care of everything— from laying the first course of block to installing a reliable drainage system.

We understand that homeowners want both functionality and aesthetics. That’s why we offer a variety of retaining wall blocks and pavers, allowing you to match the wall to your existing landscape. Our attention to detail ensures that each layer, from the base course to the second course and beyond, is perfectly aligned.

The key to a successful retaining wall installation lies in the details. From proper drainage systems to the right wall material, every element needs to work in harmony. That’s where terms like “geogrid,” “base material,” and “drain pipe” come into play.

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What to Expect in Terms of Pricing and Process

Our process begins with a consultation where we discuss your design ideas and walkway design needs. Following this, we provide a detailed plan and quote. Pricing varies based on materials, the complexity of the design, and installation specifics. We aim to provide transparent pricing and the highest quality outcome for your budget.

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“From the very beginning Sam was very professional and communicative. We had him install turf, burms, trees/shrubs and a huge gorgeous gas fire pit seating area. We couldn’t be more happy for how the project turned out. He transformed our backyard into an entertainers dream. I highly recommend using Sam. Very competitive pricing, high quality work and excellent communication.“ Shane Anderson

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Our Landscaping Testimonials

Alpine Landscaping literally gave us our dream backyard! Every part of this process was a breeze when we worked with Sam, the owner of Alpine Landscaping. His prices were not only fair, he hit the mark on his estimates, making financial planning for this project easy. We had an extremely sloped backyard, but the retaining wall has now given us a large area where we can sit under our gazebo and enjoy the night, while our dog runs around on the artificial turf. We worked with Sam to plant 6 trees, tons of plants and shrubs, and he ran drip irrigation through the entire yard to keep everything healthy and alive. We have zero complaints about Alpine Landscaping and we plan to use their services to redo parts of our front yard in the near future!

Samuel Schreier

The owner, Sam, is very honest and professional. The work done reflected the goal for precision, beauty, and excellence.

Sharon Harter

First off, anyone who is looking to work with a professional landscaping company, Alpine Landscaping is amazing!! From the start and all the way till the jobs were done, the owner and his crew exceeded what my wife and I expected to be done. Our retaining walls and stone steps look amazing! We plan on using Alpine for all of our future landscaping needs!

David Willhite

My husband, friends, and my three month old daughter were left stranded in an Airbnb here in Woodland Park after a huge snowstorm. We gave Sam a call on a Sunday afternoon (his day off) and he was there to help us within 20 minutes. Both he and his wife brought shovels ready to help us dig our way out. We cannot thank him enough for saving us! They’re good people!

Taylor Larsen

Easily, the best landscaping company we’ve ever worked with! Like many who live in Colorado, we enjoy the outdoors, so we asked for a landscape design that helped us replicate a mountain-like setting at our home. From the beginning, Sam instinctively knew how to bring this vision to fruition, creating a digital rendering for our approval (we made no changes as it perfectly captured what we were trying to achieve). Overall, we’re blown away by our great experience with Alpine Landscaping and the tremendous product they delivered.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a retaining wall cost?

The cost of a retaining wall depends on factors like material type, size, and design complexity. On average, retaining walls can range from $20 to $60 per square foot, including labor and materials. More elaborate designs or premium materials may increase the overall price.

Should I choose blocks, bricks, or concrete?

The choice among blocks, bricks, or concrete depends on your design preferences, budget, and functional needs. Blocks are versatile, relatively affordable, and suitable for curved or straight walls. Bricks offer a classic aesthetic but can be more expensive and time-consuming to install. Concrete provides high durability and strength and can be cast in various designs or shapes, ideal for larger walls or those requiring extra reinforcement.

Do I need a permit to build a retaining wall?

Whether or not a permit is required depends on local building codes and the wall's height. Many municipalities require a permit for walls over a certain height, often between 3 to 4 feet. It's crucial to check local regulations before starting construction to ensure compliance.

How long is the process to build a retaining wall?

The duration of constructing a retaining wall varies based on the wall's size, complexity, and site conditions. Smaller walls can typically be completed in a few days, while larger or more intricate designs might require one to two weeks. Preparation and site grading can extend the timeline, especially if excavation or drainage management is necessary.