Prevent this from happening to your retaining walls in Woodstock GA
It is spring. Time for rain and flowers to grow. However, spring rains can also cause retaining walls to collapse and cause possible damage to property as well as bring harm to your pets and loved ones.
Why do retaining walls collapse and what can be done to prevent this?
We reached out to Matt Cook of Complete Concrete and Masonry of Woodstock GA. He has over 10 years experience in repairing collapsed retaining walls in Woodstock GA, to ask how this could happen.
Matt tells us, “There are several reasons for retaining walls to collapse. First of all is insufficient drainage. When a retaining wall does not have sufficient drainage weep holes water collects and the wet soil adds considerable weight that could cause it to collapse as seen here.”
He continues, “Sometimes the retaining wall is built too high. This also causes a danger of it collapsing under the weight of the soil and water behind it. That is why we suggest tiered retaining walls to prevent this from happening to our customers.”
“Then there is the matter of experience. When an inexperienced contractor or DIY homeowner builds a retaining wall they may use improper materials for the job, build the walls too high, install insufficient weep holes for drainage and build a wall that leans over.”
All of these problems can cause danger for a family member or pet and thousands of dollars of property damage.”
Do you have any advice for Cherokee County homeowners?
Matts parting advice? “The best tip is to hire a Woodstock retaining wall contractor that has experience, referrals and photos of their work. Ask for proof of insurance so that you get a reputable contractor that specializes in retaining walls in Woodstock.”
Complete Concrete and Masonry has repaired many faulty and collapsed retaining walls in Woodstock Ga over the last 10 years. Sometimes the repair is simple other times the entire wall has to be dismantled and rebuilt again to meet the safety code. Matt Cook can be reached at http://completeconcreteandmasonry.com/retaining-walls-in-woodstock-ga/.
Company Name: Complete Concrete and Masonry
Contact Person: Matt Cook
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Address:110 Cooks Xing
State: Georgia, 30188
Country: United States