When it comes to your retaining wall, repairing it is typically more affordable. Replacing your wall will come with a higher cost and more planning, but it may be necessary. If you are not sure whether your retaining wall needs a repair or a replacement, this blog post can help you. Lets examine both options:
Repair Your Retaining Wall
- If you detect cracking, identify whether it is due to a structural issue or needs a minor repair. It is easy to repair minor cracks.
- For a smaller wall, you need to dismantle it as much as possible, check the footings, and secure it with a proper foundation.
- A landscape contractor can help you determine if your wall can be repaired.
Replacing Your Retaining Wall
- For a warped timber retaining wall, you need to remove and replace it with brand-new timbers. Ensure that the timbers are adequately treated to withstand soil moisture.
- If the wall is bending in the opposite direction.
- If the structure is becoming weak and/or the wall appears to be failing to hold the weight of the soil.
- Cracking in retaining wall that is causing structural issues.
- A landscape contractor can help you determine if your wall will need to be replaced.