Retaining Wall Services In Walnut Creek
Are you looking for a reliable and experienced retaining wall contractor in Walnut Creek? Look no further than Quality Retaining Walls.
Hi, I'm James, one the most skilled concrete and masonry contractors that have successfully designed and built hundreds of retaining walls in Walnut Creek and the surrounding areas. I have provided quality retaining wall construction services since 2012. If you need my services, call me for a free inspection at your home or business at (925) 466-4600.
"It was a pleasure working with Quality Retaining Walls. James, the retaining wall designer and engineer was great to work with, and the crew that installed the wall did a fantastic job.
They were able to complete the construction process quickly and on time. I would highly recommend this company to anyone in Walnut Creek. Their work is impressive and well worth the price."
Reviewed by: Ramona Harris, Walnut Creek, CA resident.
Date work performed: 4/21/2022 Stars: 5/5
Service Provided: Constructed a 100-foot wood retaining wall.
"My wife and I are incredibly pleased with the work Quality Retaining walls did for us. We had a clear vision of what we wanted, and James listened to everything we said before bringing our ideas to life. Not only was the final product exactly what we wanted, but it was also more affordable than we had initially thought it would be. Because of their fantastic work, we could fully enjoy our backyard for the rest of the season without any worries. We couldn't be happier recommending them to anyone needing retaining wall services."
Reviewed by: Jack Clark, Walnut Creek, CA resident.
Date work performed: 5/24/2022 Stars: 5/5
Service Provided: Designed and engineered a tiered natural stone retaining wall.
Natural stone retaining wall in Walnut Creek, CA
One of the benefits of using natural stone as a retention barrier is its ability to provide added structural stability preventing soil erosion.
Combining the color and cut of natural stone boulders with the skill and artistry of our lead mason, James, your landscaping architecture will have a distinctive wilderness atmosphere.
Stone retaining walls are more durable than interlocking concrete blocks or poured concrete and require less maintenance. They are also insect-resistant adding life to your walls. The typical life span of a stone wall can last up to 100 years, depending on your soil conditions and having proper drainage.
Newly constructed wood retaining wall in Walnut Creek, California
Wood retaining walls are commonly used in home improvement projects because they are inexpensive and easy to construct. Timber retaining walls are also a good choice for controlling erosion on short slopes that may become unstable over time.
Another benefit of using wood is the variety of stains available to match your home's exterior colors. By staining the wood, we can achieve a more natural countryside appearance to your landscaping.
Using timber as the primary material to construct retention walls, you can save as much as 30% on the overall cost compared to concrete or boulders, especially on walls over twenty feet long.
Concrete blocks retaining wall construction in Walnut Creek
Concrete blocks are versatile materials that can be used for various applications, both indoor and outdoor. Thanks to their durability and high performance, concrete blocks are one of the most popular materials used in construction. Many ranges of colors, shapes, and surface textures are available, so you're sure to find the perfect concrete block for your project. Concrete blocks are usually larger and have fewer joints than other materials, making them more structurally sound. Their uniformity allows for modular systems and precise accuracy when measuring the material needed.
Building with concrete blocks offers many advantages, such as speed and accuracy during construction.
Another essential benefit is that concrete blocks offer good fire resistance, reaching 230 minutes. Furthermore, the concrete blocks retain their structural characteristics in case of fire. This is because the blocks are made of inorganic materials that don't conduct heat well and have a high melting point.
Concrete blocks offer excellent acoustic performance. There are concrete blocks that reach 60 dB of acoustic insulation, making them ideal for meeting current regulations. Additionally, concrete has a large capacity to store heat, making it a more energy-efficient choice than other materials. Outdoor concrete blocks also have low water absorption and are breathable, making them easier to clean and maintain.
Custom retaining wall in Walnut Creek, CA
Every retaining wall project is unique, and the process may not be the same for every project. We have designed and built more custom stone, concrete, and wood retaining walls in Walnut Creek than in any other city. We have more than 20 years of experience, and our team of skilled and qualified professionals will provide you with the perfect gorgeous wall to enhance your landscape.
In building a unique one-off wall, we use the most advanced equipment and tools and the highest quality materials to ensure that your custom retaining wall is constructed to last. After a thorough inspection of your property, we will document any issues and develop a detailed plan for installing your wall that considers all your specific needs and wants.
Retaining wall repair in Walnut Creek, CA
If you're looking for a contractor to repair or replace your retaining wall because it's collapsing or the soil above the retention wall is building up, give me a call. I can set up an appointment and inspect your damaged wall for free.
After inspecting your walls, I will show you multiple options depending on your budget, to get your property back the way it was. I have replaced more retaining walls in Walnut Creek than any other contractor.
Most walls need to be replaced because it's rare to be able to repair older walls, mainly if there constructed poorly. Only about ten percent of the walls I inspect could be fixed.
If you want to create a level area on a steep incline, retaining walls may be the answer. The steeper the hill, the more likely you will need to terrace multiple retaining walls. Our team can help you choose the right type of wall based on the slope and surrounding terrain and ensure it fits your aesthetic and functional needs.
The cost of a retaining wall will depend on the construction material and structure. In the case where the wall is made of concrete and bricks, the average cost to install a retaining wall is between $13,000 and $15,000. Additional fees, such as those for the engineer and architect, can raise the price to $16,000- $28,000, depending on the height of the wall. The structural requirements of the wall rely mainly on the length, width, and height. The wall's foundation will also have to be built to withstand the weight of the wall. The added costs for the footers will depend on the area and shape of the wall.
Yes, if the wall is over three feet. You can avoid a permit by using a terracing technique. For a homeowner to get a permit in Contra Costa County requires an architect to draw it, an engineer to stamp it, a surveyor for elevation, and a soil report, so you are looking at $15,000 before applying for a permit. Here are some retaining wall examples to use as a guideline.
If you're building a retaining wall in Walnut Creek, you must be aware of the clay soil issue. Clay soil holds water and gets very heavy when it does, which can put pressure on retaining walls and cause them to crumble. Our method of choice is to drive steel i-beams into the ground, reinforcing your wall for extra support.
We Service These Walnut Creek, CA, Neighborhoods
Maggie Lane, Saranap, Rancho View Knolls, The Hill-Overlook, Palos Verde, Acalanes Ridge, Springbrook, Buena Vista Area, Beacon Ridge, Reliez Valley, Quandt Area, The Villas, Chanteclair, Springbrook-Beaconridge, Sundown, San Luis Gardens, El Dorado Park, Creekside, Brighton Hills, Secluded Valley
Zip Codes: 94598, 94597, 94596, 94595