Retaining walls can be several different kinds of material. We focus on segmented block for our residential customers.
The existing wall is removed by machine and hauled off-site. A recycled concrete base will be placed and compacted. After the base course has been set; a drain pipe will be installed. When needed, geo-grid will be installed to help stabilize the wall. The wall will be backfilled with drainage composite material. After the wall is built; a 4” cap block will be installed for segmented walls. The final step is to grade soil in the immediate area of the wall for proper drainage.
We remove the existing stairs. The area is excavated by hand and the concrete/dirt is hauled off-site. Steps usually have a broom finish unless they are stamped and stained or otherwise specified. Steps can be poured different widths, curved or rounded as-long-as they meet the proper width, tread depth and riser height per code.
Railings are added after the concrete has cured for a couple of days. This timeframe can depend on temperatures and weather.
The area is excavated. The sub-grade is compacted using native soil as needed. The pool deck will be formed for 4” concrete to size and shape per plan. We finish pool decks with a broom finish for safety.
Stamps can be used at this point to create texture. Then an antiquing color release is applied.
The final step in the process is to cut the control joints, rinse the site off and apply a sealer.
The area is excavated. We install a soil stabilizing fabric. Then the sub-grade is filled and compacted using 6” limestone base. 1” of fill sand is installed. Pavers are installed and then the joints are poly sanded.
The owner selects the paver and pattern to be used before the project begins.