Hi, I'm James;
I have been in the construction industry for over a decade. I have worked on several retaining walls in San Ramon and have seen almost everything that can go wrong.
Retaining walls are a lot like the foundation of a house. If the foundation is weak, then the house will be too. Now, if a retaining wall is installed improperly, it won't be able to support the weight of the soil behind it. Simple concept, right?
Give me a call, and I will use my engineering and design skills to develop a comprehensive plan to build you a perfect retaining wall with proper drainage.
If a retaining wall is not installed properly, it's time to install a replacement retaining wall. If you repair retaining walls that have failed in the footings, the retaining wall will fall again in the future.
Unless you are experienced at building retaining walls and have the necessary equipment, hiring a professional in San Ramon who can handle retaining wall problems is best.
We build retaining walls, that's it. Specializing is critical because most companies offering retaining wall services don't necessarily specialize in these projects as they primarily do landscaping and general construction. Not us; our only specialty is engineering, designing, and knowing what materials make a beautiful, long-lasting wall.
In San Ramon, from our years of experience, we recommend two types of retaining walls. The first is a soldier pile retaining wall. We've built hundreds of these walls because it allows us to keep the walls under three feet and avoid getting city permits. We can tier several walls to keep the soil from sliding if it's a steep grade. The other type of wall is a poured-in-place concrete wall. This is a good choice if the wall is over three feet tall.
We build poured-in-place concrete walls that can limit soil between two different heights or unnatural slopes prevalent with retaining walls in San Ramon. We do this by understanding the elements that make up a solid retaining wall and its purpose, so we keep it simple.
We use materials such as exposed aggregate concrete on either side to create texture and contrast and pour them in place, making our walls long-lasting.
Concrete is a good choice if the wall is over three feet.
Also, it's a good choice if you are trying to match your existing landscaping because we can make the wall look like wood or give it a texture to make it look natural. There are many options when decorating concrete.
San Ramon is a city located in the San Ramon Valley of Contra Costa County, California. It is roughly 36 miles east of San Francisco. According to the United States Census Bureau, for the year 2020, the population is expected to be 84,605. It has become a highly developed city with diverse business and residential opportunities.
During the rainy season, it's essential to inspect your retaining walls for any structural problems due to frequent mudslides. The topography of San Ramon features rolling hills from the Diablo Range and the flatter basin from San Ramon Valley. The town is mainly urban and residential, with many new housing developments! Although most lands outside the city limits remain undeveloped, it still has many unstable hills.