Walls & Steps Building Services in Dallas 

 


Retailing Walls, Pillars, Seatwalls, & Steps


The walls we build serve a limitless number of esthetic and practical needs. Constructed of Versa-Lok, Keystone or Belgard blocks, we create a unique design for each application using color, texture and dimension to bring a one-of-a-kind beauty to your home or garden. We can incorporate turns, terraces, pillars, corners, steps, and even lights into the design.

Create a flow through your yard with stone steps and stone retaining walls. Provide additional seating while organizing multiple levels. Define unique spaces for a variety of plant layouts. There are many ways to design and implement levels into your landscape.

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Retaining Wall Parts

 

The basic parts of a mortared-stone wall. Components can vary for other types of retaining walls.

  • Drainage stone: Keeps water from collecting behind the wall
  • Filter fabric: Prevents soil from clogging drainage stone
  • Batter: The backward lean into the earth, about 1 inch for every 1 foot of wall height
  • Weep hole: Spaced every 6 to 8 feet, it lets water drain through the wall base
  • Footing: Reinforced concrete supports the wall
  • Footing drain: Carries away water

 

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Repairing an Existing Retaining Wall

Leaning

Whether it's caused by tree roots, poor drainage, or a failed footing, a leaning wall will probably have to be demolished and rebuilt from scratch.

Sagging

A pronounced dip in the courses of a timber or interlocking block wall indicates that the footing has failed in one spot. 

Cracking

You can fill minor blemishes in poured concrete with hydraulic cement. In a mortared wall, simply chisel out damaged joint filler and repoint. But if the cracks are more than ¼-inch wide and deep, and more than 3 feet long, the wall may have structural damage. 

Bulging

When mortared masonry develops a pot belly, the likely culprit is a buildup of water pressure behind it. A bulge in a timber or interlocking block wall is typically caused by a lack of anchoring. Try drilling a ½-inch weep hole with a masonry bit to encourage drainage. Careful excavation behind the wall may allow a protruding section to be rebuilt. 

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