Repair Walls

Retaining wall repairs

 

rail road tie wallWe have the experience you need to properly correct a failing retaining wall. We provide cross tie or Rail Road tie wall repairs if there are enough solid timers to work with.  Replacing a few rotten timbers usually extends the life of a failing wall. Retaining wall failures usually occur because the wall cannot handle the forces placed on it. Rain water is the #1 reason for retaining wall failure. Hydraulic pressure & gravity (soil weight) will continue to settle soil behind the wall, constantly pushing outward until something moves. There are usually signs that there is a problem before failure occurs. Heavy rains may wash mud through the wall and create small sink holes on the back side of the wall. You may start to see larger gaps in portions of the wall between the timbers or blocks the wall is constructed out of.

horribly installed and failing

This wall was built without any “dead men” or “purling”. Notice the wall was bulging at the 2nd vertical post. It was about 4’ tall and began bulging about 2 years after the pool above it was built. When the repairs were finished, the initial costs and repair costs totaled more than a properly built wall would have.

We are fortunate to have a Pavestone retaining wall block manufacturing plant in Fayette county and Coweta county. This means we pay less for shipping to dead men illustrationlocal cities like Peachtree city, Fayetteville, Tyrone and Sharpsburg.

Always divert rain water around retaining walls and away from foundations when possible. We can replace rotten wood timbers in both pressure treated or RR tie / cross tie walls. Whether you need simple rotten wood replacement or re-assembly of large composite block wall, (segmental retaining wall blocks) always following manufacturers recommendations to ensure the repairs or new wall will last a life time. We have the knowledge of experience to make the next wall or repairs last. Contact us today for a quote. Visit our Retaining walls page for more information.

Our Clients testimonials

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 60 Google reviews

Wow!! Just wow!! These guys are top notch! Burt and his crew are amazing, not only did they reply in a very timely manner, but they also were sensitive to my financial restrictions. From start to finish the job was done in a flash and also with beautiful attention to detail! I would recommend Burt with Landscape Innovations to any and everyone!

Blaze C.

If you want expertise, experience and long-term return on investment of any landscaping, drainage and/or outdoor living project, Burt Young and Landscape Innovations is the only quality resource to consider. Burt has my highest recommendation and sincerest gratitude for the value proposition his company provides. Looking forward to the next project with this company.

Nic G.

Burt built a beautiful paver patio w/sitting wall and a fire pit ring in our backyard. It has transformed the yard into a gathering space that we will enjoy for years to come. We look forward to finishing up with Burt in the spring with Phase 2 -- new sod!

Michelle H.

Burt and his team did a great job for me on a fairly large job of grading, new sod and a retaining wall. I am very pleased with the outcome of the project and would highly recommend him for any landscaping projects small or large. He takes pride in his work and works hard to meet his customers expectations. I will be using him again for a smaller job in the next few weeks.

lane p.

Burt just finished putting in a large retaining wall for me. The work was done perfect and I love the end product. What I value the most was his insight and advice. He could have just built what I told him, but instead he advised me to make adjustments. His suggestions were an improvement and actually cost less than what I asked for. Its refreshing when someone gives you advice that will save you money when he could have pocketed the extra profit! Love working with him.

Alicia A.

Burt is very knowledgeable in his field and has a great eye for design.
He is honest and fair with his prices. He is also direct and to the point in his proposals and with working with his clients and their needs. Whether you want drainage issues fixed, a yard makeover or a wonderful backyard oasis, Landscape Innovations will give you the most for your money.

Kim B.

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