Nothing Says Northwest Landscape like a Beautiful Boulder Retaining Wall
About our Boulder Wall Installation
Boulder retaining walls for residential and commercial projects. Dundee has the experience and equipment to get it done. Often times we are called to repair old boulder walls that were put together incorrectly. You’ll want an experienced contractor to create a gravity wall like this. The nature of a gravity wall is that it sits back and retains the mass pressure the dirt behind it is causing. Not only that but boulder selection and placement plays a large role in the success of a boulder wall. If done incorrectly you will find loose boulders that are not packed down in the middle of the wall. Through our experience in repair and install Dundee has the tools to do it all. Call us today for a quote, estimate or to get in the books for the season.
Boulder Walls Cost Less than Standard Retaining Walls
To start off, boulders are relatively inexpensive. People are practically giving them away. It’s not the boulder but the sheer weight of it that can drive up the cost. Our process is simple. A delivery of boulders by volume, usually between 15 and 30 tons to a full truckload and then the machinery to place them. Grade work is necessary to prepare the ground and usually some quarry spalls or gravel to work in the backfill. Using the right machinery and the correct know-how a boulder retaining wall can be placed correctly with ease.
Other walls can be more demanding in regards to time, labor and material cost. Block walls can be a time demanding process and also require prep-work, backfill and extra material to fill the blocks. Concrete Walls prices depend mainly on size as the price of concrete is the consideration here. And the same goes for timber walls where the material itself can be the main expense.
All told, the type of wall needed for your area is going to depend on functionality, location and placement. A boulder wall doesn’t work for every situation but can work in place of many standard retaining wall settings. Some of the most common boulder wall installations include: garden terraces for a sloped backyard, back and front yard containment, structural security, containing a slope for a stairway and decorative sitting walls. When considering a retaining wall for your yard keep in mind the natural charm of boulders for your area. They can be cost effective and brilliant on the eye.