Timber Retaining Walls Santa Monica, California

The Great Retaining Walls of Santa Monica


The Great Retaining Walls of Santa Monica

Timber Retaining Walls

Timber retaining walls are an excellent choice for landscaping projects in Santa Monica. Timber is a natural material that has a number of benefits over other materials, such as being durable and sturdy. Timber retaining walls have the capacity to blend seamlessly with the outdoors because they offer natural aesthetics and are affordable materials to build with. 

Timber retaining walls are available in a number of sizes and can be customized to your specifications. Timber is also lightweight, which means it can be easily transported and installed onto the site. Timber retaining walls should not only serve as functional structures for landscaping projects but they should also contribute positively towards their surroundings by blending into them aesthetically.

What kind of timber is best for retaining walls?

Selecting a timber product that is appropriate for a retaining wall depends on the desired aesthetics, structural performance and durability. Timber products are classified into two categories: hardwoods and softwoods. Timber types should be selected carefully to ensure they meet the requirements of your project – timber beams typically have more rigid properties than posts or other materials because of their smaller size.

Your budget for your project will help you to decide which type of timber is the best for your needs. Timber prices can vary depending on species and quality, so it can be an important factor in your decision making.

What is the cheapest way to build a retaining wall?

The cost of your project is going to depend on a number of factors, including the size and complexity of your project. Timber retaining walls are one way to save money in comparison with other materials such as concrete or stone because timber is relatively inexpensive for landscaping purposes.

Douglas firs can be used to produce a timber retaining wall that is relatively inexpensive, but price may vary according to the market. Give us a call and we can discuss the different types of materials that are available and find one that suites your project and budget.

Timber Retaining Walls Can Be Versatile

Timber retaining walls can be used in a variety of landscape configurations. Timber is an excellent choice for natural and sustainable projects, as well as those that focus on wildlife habitat enhancement or restoration efforts such as riparian zones or wetlands. Timber offers the

Proper Drainage

When building any type of retaining wall it’s important to have the proper drainage.  Timber retaining walls are no exception. Accumulation of water over time can lead to the wall toppling over.  Or having water and moisture in the wall can lead to mold, rot and eventual structural failure. Timber retaining walls must have proper drainage for water flow away from the foundation of your home or business.

Often times gravel is used as a drainage layer on the bottom of your Timber retaining wall. A gravel down below will help with water flow and keep moisture from collecting in the soil.

If you are considering building an timber retaining wall, please contact The Great Retaining Walls to get started on designing one for you!

The Great Retaining Walls of Santa Monica