Retaining Walls

Commercial & Residential Retaining Walls Services In Toronto Area

There are numerous reasons why retaining walls are so popular in both residential and business landscaping

They let you integrate stunning masonry and interior design into your space, as well as layer your environment around key elements (by employing flowerbeds and/or greenery).  

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What Is a Retaining Wall?

A retaining wall is a construction that keeps soil behind it in place. Concrete slabs, pebbles, and boulders are just some of the materials that may be utilized to build retaining walls. Some are simple to use, while others have a shorter lifespan, but they all have the ability to hold the soil.

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Why Go for Retaining Walls?

They are minimalistic. The simplest answer to an age-old problem is retaining walls. Instead of eliminating an entire hillside or flattening out a hole below the foundation soil lines, retaining walls can be built to achieve the same result more quickly and with less environmental pollution. Even a dirt foundation is legally considered a form of retaining wall. Retaining walls have long been utilized in hill farming. It’s a simple, natural answer to an otherwise difficult situation.

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Cost. Retaining walls are very affordable when compared to other landscaping options because of their simplicity. This is especially true at VIP Paving, where you will always obtain a fair deal. Why pay more for a competitor’s expensive landscaping choice that wouldn’t offer the same results as we do.

Aesthetic Appeal is a term used to describe how appealing something is to the eye. Retaining walls are basic, timeless landscaping retaining wall design elements. Your wall can seem rustic, contemporary, or just unobtrusive and naturalistic, depending on your selections for materials and other surface design aspects.

Why Choose Us?

We have a long history of providing outstanding service to the people of Toronto. Our track record is self-evident of our great service. We are certified and skilled, so you can rely on us to construct safe, solid structures to fulfill your outside specifications. You can trust everything VIP Paving constructs for you to be dependable and a long-lasting modern retaining wall or backyard retaining wall.

Types of Retaining Walls Include: 

Gravity Retaining Wall – Gravity retaining walls are the most basic of retaining walls, relying on sheer weight and bulk to keep the earth at bay. Because it’s mostly about weight, the retaining walls may be made out of a wide range of materials. Bricks, pavers, and unmortared stone are just a few of the possibilities, with dry-stacked stone being one of the most common. Shorter walls may not require extra reinforcing, but most will require at least a small trench to fit into, and some may need a concrete base to sit on.
Cantilevered Retaining Wall – Cantilevered retaining walls employ a retaining wall connected to a slab foundation that runs under the soil the wall is supporting in an “L” shape, and are sometimes termed reinforced retaining walls because of the steel bars that run through the concrete or masonry retaining wall. The weight of the above-ground dirt keeps the slab in place, preventing the wall from tipping forward. Because of its robustness, this design is used in commercial retaining walls. Additional vertical wings to the foundation provide more strength and stiffness in a retaining wall.
Sheet Piling Retaining Wall – A sheet pile retaining wall is a thin wall of steel, plywood, or vinyl that is drilled directly into the earth. It is commonly employed when space is limited. A vertically corrugated structure is frequently used to offer extra strength. Only softer soils are suitable for these pilings, and a reasonable rule of thumb is to drive one-third of the sheet piling into the ground for every two-thirds that will be above it. Additional anchoring, such as anchored retaining walls, will be required for larger walls.
Anchored Retaining Wall – A variety of “fronts” of retaining walls can be supported by anchors put into the soil behind them and connected by cables or strips in an anchored retaining wall. The ends of these anchors are generally extended by inserting pressured concrete or technical methods after they are mechanically pushed into the earth. This approach is commonly utilized for structurally thinner walls or when larger loads are anticipated and can be used in conjunction with any of the previous alternatives.

What You Have Keep in Mind:

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It is best to confirm with authorities on your intended retaining wall. Because of the influence a retaining wall has on the natural flow of water it may have an impact on your neighbours, therefore, several municipalities require homeowners to acquire a permit before starting construction. To guarantee that erecting a retaining wall won’t cause drainage issues, you may need to submit designs for your wall and arrange a site inspection.

Choose easier materials to work with. Retaining walls can be made of a number of materials, including poured concrete, massive timbers, stones, and even masonry. Choose prefabricated blocks made particularly for retaining walls if you’re doing it yourself.

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Be sure to begin with a strong foundation as this will ensure the strength and longevity of the life span of your retaining wall. 

It is important to lay down your building blocks on a level surface because if it isn’t, the following rows will be uneven, leading to a lopsided and unappealing retaining wall.

Don’t forget to provide enough room for irrigation. The natural foe of retaining walls is groundwater. Clay-type soils expand when saturated, putting undue pressure on the rear of the wall. Make drain arrangements at the same time as you create the retaining wall to prevent clogging.

Ensure a proper backfill. After you’ve installed the drainpipe, backfill the area behind the blocks with gravel or soil, which will enable water to pass through to the drainpipe at the end of the wall.

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Contact VIP Paving as your retaining wall contractors for your retaining wall in Toronto today. We keep our prices reasonable and are very honest and open with all of our clients. We only provide professionalism and results just for you.