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  • Writer's pictureMatt Burke

Does your yard drop off and make it unusable? Then a segmental retaining wall might be the answer.

Segmental retaining walls are a popular choice for landscaping projects, as they offer a

variety of advantages over traditional retaining walls. They are relatively easy to install, can be customized to fit any design, and can be used to create a variety of different looks.


In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of segmental retaining walls and provide some tips on how to choose the right system for your project.


Benefits of Segmental Retaining Walls


There are many benefits to using segmental retaining walls, including:


Installation: Segmental retaining can be installed without digging a traditional foundation that would need to below the frost line. Instead the foundation for a segmental wall is in most cases excavated approximately 12-18 inches deep and 3/4" compacted stone will create the foundation for the wall. Typically the first layer of block is buried.

Customization: Segmental retaining walls can be customized to fit any design. You can choose the size, shape, and color of the blocks to create the look you want . Versatility: Segmental retaining walls can be used to create a variety of different looks. You can use them to create a straight wall, a curved wall, or a wall with steps.

Durability: Segmental retaining walls are made from durable materials that can withstand the elements. They are also resistant to cracking and crumbling.


How to Choose the Right Segmental Retaining Wall System


When choosing a segmental retaining wall system, it is important to consider the following factors:


The height of the wall: The height of the wall will determine the type of system you need. If you are building a low wall, you can use a system with smaller blocks. If you are building a high wall, you will need to use a system with larger blocks.

The type of soil: The type of soil will determine the type of system you need. If you have sandy soil, you will need to use a system with drainage holes. If you have clay soil, you will need to use a system with a water-resistant surface.

The climate: The climate will determine the type of system you need. If you live in an area with cold winters, you will need to use a system that is frost-resistant. If you live in an area with hot summers, you will need to use a system that is heat-resistant.


Segmental retaining walls are a great choice for landscaping projects. They

can be customized to fit any design, and can be used to create a variety of different looks. When choosing a segmental retaining wall system, it is important to consider the height of the wall, the type of soil, and the climate.


To get more information on segmental wall contact Matt at MBE&H at (978-888-3734) or














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