Is Your Retaining Wall Falling Over? It May Be Time for Retaining Wall Repair!
Retaining walls create lateral pressure against the soil to prevent soil from shifting. They are often used to create landscaping features such as terraces, steps, and custom seating. You can incorporate them into your outdoor landscaping for beauty or prevent erosion. Retaining walls are typically made out of long-lasting, durable materials such as:
Foremost Foundations & Construction builds and repairs retaining walls throughout Central and South Mississippi including Starkville, Jackson, Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast.
Residential Retaining Walls Repair in Mississippi
You can typically tell if there's an issue with your retaining wall. If your retaining wall has buckled, crumbled, or cracked, it might be time to get an inspection completed by our experienced retaining wall experts.
If you don't repair your retaining wall, it will eventually fall over. This can create a dangerous and unsightly situation - and it's totally avoidable.
Retaining wall issues that require repair:
Collapsing/tilting retaining walls: Poor construction and soil issues can lead to a tilting retaining wall. If the front footing of the retaining wall isn’t wide enough, the entire wall will eventually tilt forward. Additionally, poor drainage can accumulate behind the wall. In turn, that creates additional pressure that causes the wall to tilt forward.
Separating retaining walls: If you have a retaining wall separating from an adjacent structure, it is likely to collapse at some point with unchecked damage. Prevent a serious safety issue by calling us to improve drainage and create the necessary reinforcements to improve the stability of your wall.
Crumbling Concrete retaining walls: There are numerous causes behind a crumbling retaining wall. Typically, the retaining wall is not strong enough to withstand the weight of the soil or hydrostatic pressure behind it. This could be from poorly mixed concrete or inadequate steel reinforcement within the original installation. As well as a poor structural design from the beginning.
Tools of the Trade for Retaining Walls Repair
Foremost Foundations & Construction uses high-quality equipment and materials for retaining walls repair in Jackson, MS, Starkville, Hattiesburg, Gulfport and other cities and towns in Central and South Mississippi.
We typically recommend helical tiebacks or wall anchors that will restore and maintain structural integrity for your retaining wall. Both techniques require steel brackets placed on the retaining wall exterior to distribute pressure evenly.
Whether we use tiebacks or wall anchors, our main goal is to restore the position and appearance of the wall. Once we inspect the damage, we can provide a detailed estimate and explain the best process to restore your wall and protect your property.
For retaining walls repair, call us at (601) 405-1052 or request an appointment online. We also design and build new retaining walls. We offer comprehensive foundation and hardscape services to homeowners throughout Central and South Mississippi as well as Mobile, AL.