Stone Retaining Walls in Fairfax and Loudoun County Virginia
Hardscape Design & Construction has been designing and building quality custom retaining walls in the Northern Virginia area for over 25 years. There are countless options when it comes to designing the perfect retaining wall for your home. Location, materials, and budget are all factors that need to be accounted for when beginning to design your retaining wall. Hardscape Design & Construction works closely with the homeowner to ensure the best possible wall design is developed and all your needs are met. We will help you generate ideas for your retaining wall as well as landscaping ideas for your yard. Below are some factors to keep in mind while planning your retaining wall design
Location: It is also important to keep in mind any maintenance issues such as drainage. Home owners must also consider any homeowner associations as well as neighborhood style. It is important to consider all these factors along with purpose and personal preferences of your new retaining wall when composing a design.
Materials: There are a plethora of materials that can be used to construct your retaining wall from. We offer various retaining wall options including but not limited to natural stone retaining walls, flagstone retaining walls, brick retaining walls, stone retaining walls, and paver retaining walls. Generally a retaining wall is built with a CMU blocks base/inner wall and then has a veneer or covering added for aesthetic or landscaping purposes. We select only quality natural stone, flagstone, brick, concrete, and pavers for our clients. Each material has its own benefits. Stone offers many color choices and design options. Flagstone has a natural and organic look and is the best material for retaining walls because it has narrow joints that allow water to permeate. Using bricks for your retaining wall is an affordable and timeless classic.
Budget: Throughout the process of designing your retaining wall you may find it helpful to compose a list of "must have's" and "nice to have's" which will help to guide your budget. If you aren't happy with budget it may be necessary to re-visit your list and make some compromises in order to bring your budget to a place you are comfortable and happy with. Sometimes a budget can be reduced by simply using a different or cheaper material. Having an open mind when designing your retaining wall will result in a pleasing end results that fits your purpose and adds equity to your home
Permits: Most cities and counties such as Fairfax County, Loudoun County, City of Fairfax, Asburn, Oakton, and Great Falls have building codes and requirements. Hardscape Construction & Design is fully knowledgeable about these requirements and will guide you through the process. Be sure as the homeowner to become fully aware of any homeowner association requirements for your neighborhood and let your contractor know early on so they can plan accordingly. Proper planning during this process will allow for a perfect outcome that pleases you the homeowner as well as meets all local building requirements.