Seattle Rockeries is a retaining wall construction contractor servicing Seattle, Medina, Redmond, Bellevue, and Mercer Island. We bring geotechnical engineers and construction professionals to evaluate damaged retaining walls and unstable slopes. Our walls retain beauty and function while holding up the land you've invested in. Seattle Rockeries integrates drainage systems into walls made of dry stone, boulders, or precast interlocking ecology blocks.
Retaining walls are used to support soil during Seattle's rainy weather and create levels on sloped train. These walls resist the lateral pressure of soil and provide drainage channels to prevent soil saturation and erosion. Seattle Rockeries builds retaining walls using natural stone, interlocking concrete blocks, in boulders. A Geotechnical engineer must come assess your soil and terrain prior to the planning and construction of your retaining wall. We find inconsistencies, damage, and existing erosion patterns to find and reduce the risk of landslides, rockfall, and avalanches.
Retaining walls protect Seattle properties by stabilizing foundations and terrain during heavy rain and harsh weather. Retaining walls protect against erosion which can lead to landslides or yard damage. Seattle Rockeries contracts top-rated geotechnical engineers to when designing hardscapes to retain consistently safe moisture levels on your property. Our excavation technicians remove soil imperfections while digging channels for drainage systems and water diversion. Retaining walls and then built to create terrace patio areas and structural support on the landscape.
Gravity walls are soil retaining construction methods that rely solely on their weight to stand against the weight of your terrain. These walls are built using Bolles pre-cast concrete lyrics or tongue and groove locking ecology blocks. Leverage is used against the earth by stacking blocks, stones, or concrete again soil on your landscape. Behind your gravity wall sits a wedge of soil which extends beyond the failure plan of your train.
Gravity Walls are much more than piles of stone or concrete block. All Seattle Rockeries gravity retaining wall construction methods allow for efficient drainage. Precast concrete blocks are filled with crushed rock which provides the necessary weight to hold the wall in place while allowing for safe drainage of the retained soil. Rockwells and large boulder retaining walls Allow for natural drainage through gaps between rocks and pebble base. Ecology Block Walls use creshed rock and perferated drainage pipe to collect and release saturation in heavy soil.
Gravity walls are constructed with the assistance of Geotechnical Engineers at Seattle Rockeries. Properly constructed retaining walls prevent terrain from sliding, overturning and have the capability of bearing large loads of weight. These walls increased global stability throughout your terrain in the lower construction of additional slopes, surcharges, and terraces throughout your property.
Ecology blocks come in three different finishes, including chiseled texture, cobbled and plain. Plain Ecology blocks make large concrete-walled terraces that can be covered in natural stone veneer and capstone to match the visual aesthetics of your hardscape.
Ecology blocks are recycled from unused concrete and leftover construction material. These blocks are very popular due to their ability to last the lifetime of your property. retaining walls made from ecology blocks do not break, do not crack, not crumble, and do not fall apart. Ecology block retaining walls need very little maintenance if any at all.
Ecology blocks measure at 2 feet wide by 6 feet long and 2 feet high. Ecology blocks have a 3-inch radius tongue and groove interlock for mounting ecology blocks and tying them together. Blocks we're nearly 4000 pounds or almost 2 tons. Ecology blocks also come in half-block size.
Cantilever retaining walls are made from reinforced concrete and use leverage to retain your hardscape. The concrete heel of a cantilever retaining wall is held down by the mass of earth which the wall retains. Hard-core, crushed rock, gravel or rubble Is used as a filtering material for weep holes that create efficient drainage from your retaining wall. Some cantilever walls use large concrete toes opposite of the retained slope to create leverage.
Counterfort retaining walls are reinforced concrete cantilever walls with buttress supports that prevent bending at high pressure. Piers are built on the sides of concrete cantilevers that improve structural integrity.
Gabion walls are constructed using wire boxes filled with crushed stone or large rocks. Gabion walls are typically battered against a slope and allow for highly efficient drainage well maintaining an organic look. Gabion walls have a lifespan which depends on the quality of wire used to create the gabion frame. Seattle rockeries use gabion cages which are guaranteed to last 50 years.
Gabion wall is built by Seattle rockeries are constructed using strong, sturdy galvanized, coded, or stainless steel wire that won't bend when filled with heavy rocks during landscaping. Gabion walls can support earth walls, drain soil, prevent erosion, and create highly efficient drainage solutions for all hardscaping construction methods.
10,000 years gabion instructions were used to protect the banks of the Nile River in Egypt. During the Roman empire, cabins were used for military fortification. and more recent history structural engineers have used gabion extensivelysixnine to stabilize shorelines rivers highways and large slopes against erosion. Gabion walls have the advantage of filtering salt and other vegetation into the rock which reinforces the structure.