Stone Supplier Provides A Primer on Building a Retaining Wall Using Interlocking Blocks | Virginia
A retaining wall is a superb way of sprucing up any area of your yard or property without breaking the bank. It also comes in handy if you are attempting to level an area or set up an enclosure for a lovely flower garden or a piece of landscaping.
If this sounds like something you'd love to have, then read on for more information on how you can have the block retaining wall you never know you needed. Here is a short primer from your trusted stone supplier on building a retaining wall using interlocking blocks.
Once you decide on the area you plan to build your wall, it's time to choose the block. We recommend interlocking blocks. Interlocking blocks are a great alternative to blocks that require mortar. Plus, if you change your mind, you can move them or add more later. They are also perfect for garden, terraces, and raised flower beds.
Building with Interlocking Blocks
Remember when you were a kid? It sort of resembles the same process of building blocks, just bigger and heavier. The mortarless system allows the user to easily connect the blocks using joints and lips that lock them together. The blocks exhibit a slight taper so constructing them around curves is simple.
- Before you build, be sure to check with your HOA or local government (if applicable) for any regulations in your area. Also, call the gas and electric companies before you dig.
- If you are planning a curve in your wall construction, you may need more block than a "normal" wall would have called for. Curves require more block than a straight wall.
- If you have the blocks delivered, ensure the shipment is placed somewhere out of the way of cars and foot traffic. You will not be able to move them until most of the block is off the pallet.
- Alway be safe! Wear protective gloves and eye protection when laying or cutting block.
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