Retaining walls serve many purposes when it comes to landscaping. No longer just serving a utilitarian function, a retaining wall today is expected to enhance the landscape rather than just blend in. You might even wonder with the beauty a retaining wall can add if it may have been intentionally added and the function came after.
Sims Stone offers a large selection of retaining wall blocks in numerous styles, designs, colors and systems. We’ve developed a reputation for having the longest lasting blends and colors available, with warm shades that naturally enhance any outdoor space.
Retaining walls come in a variety of shapes and sizes and it’s important to know the differences between decorative retaining walls and structural retaining walls.
For smaller jobs where height is below 4 feet, a decorative wall may suffice. Sims Stone offers retaining wall stones in a wide variety of colors and finishes to complement your home or landscape area.
Structural retaining walls on the other hand are designed for applications requiring superior stability and may be engineered for heights up to and over 40 feet high. Any landscaping project requiring the use of a structural retaining wall block or in height over 4 feet must be engineered by a qualified professional.
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