Marin County Retaining Wall Contractor
There are three types of retaining walls that Clough generally builds.
These 3 types are:
- Landscaping retaining walls
- Pressure treated retaining walls
- Steel I Beam or “soldier pile” retaining walls
Landscaping retaining walls are generally short being 12”-18” tall and are used to tier a slightly sloped hillside in order to plant that hillside. Landscaping retaining walls are mostly aesthetic and are generally built out of redwood in order to blend with the surrounding natural landscape of Marin County. For this reason Clough generally doesn't use pressure treated wood for landscaping walls.
Pressure treated retaining walls tend to be 2’-4’ tall. Pressure treated retaining walls are generally used to hold up hillsides or elevation changes from one property to another. Clough uses pressure treated wood in these instances because these retaining walls have to be stronger. Clough generally uses bigger 4’X6’ posts and goes deeper into the ground, usually going the same depth as the height of the wall.
Steel I beam retaining walls tend to be used on walls that are over 4’ high and going up to about 10’ tall. These walls have to be engineered and are used to hold back big hillsides or to create a parking area out of a big hillside with a cut. How tall the wall is depends on how thick the steel is for the I beams.
So whether you need a small wall for landscaping, or a medium to large sized wall to hold back hillsides, Clough Construction can make it happen.
Hire Clough Construction
Whatever your retaining wall needs may be Clough Construction has the best solution for you. They offer cost effective retaining walls that last. Give them a call or come to our outdoor showroom.
Call Clough Construction today at (415) 444-5554 or contact us here.