Retaining walls serve multiple purposes in landscape and hardscape construction but are much more than simply functional. A well-designed and properly installed retaining wall can be a timeless and elegant addition to any patio, garden or landscape.
Retaining walls are installed partially below ground level and are usually constructed to retain the soil behind them, such as a flowerbed built on a slope, or a recessed patio. This means the load they bear comes from one side of the wall, instead of straight down. A retaining wall requires careful construction from an experienced landscape company to resist bowing and overturning of the blocks or stones from this weight.
Styles of Retaining Walls
At Lehnhoff Landscaping, we are dedicated to making your vision for a beautiful and functional retaining wall reality. We install retaining walls in a range of shapes and sizes, and we offer a diverse selection of materials to give you any look you can imagine. Timber, block, and stone are the most popular materials for use in retaining wall construction, but we can make virtually any material work.
Working with timber gives your yard a natural look, especially when we blend the wall into your landscape. When using wood to build a retaining wall, it is important to use a trusted contractor to ensure that the permit is legally attained and that the wall is constructed correctly. At Lehnhoff Landscaping, we are that trusted contractor. Owner Rob Lehnhoff himself will inspect your property and make sure everything is properly accounted for before building commences.
Block retaining walls are the most popular. They are usually constructed from cement cinder blocks. In some instances, we use mortar to secure each block, but other times a dry-stacked retaining wall that is easily adjustable in the future may be more beneficial. We also dry stack other materials, such as rocks and timber.
Natural stone retaining walls are elegant and classic, and give any landscape a timeless feel. Stone veneer can also be used to give the same look on a more economical installation, though of course you will receive the same high-end work all Lehnhoff clients have become accustomed to.
Lehnhoff Landscaping – Your Source for Incredible Retaining Walls
With the ability to handle both small and large jobs, combined with their extensive network of available resources, and their dedication to a high level of customer service, Lehnhoff easily stands out from the competition. We also serve a very wide swath of Maryland, so whether you’re in Baltimore, Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Clarksville, Howard County, Bethesda, Potomac, Columbia, Olney, Severna Park, Anne Arundel County, Ellicott City, Hunt Valley, Kingsville, Bowie, Pasadena or Towson, we know what people in your neighborhood like. Please feel free to contact us today to create the perfect retaining wall for your property.