Wall Applications

 

 

      

 

Designing with Basalite products offers solutions with unique textures, colors and designs. Adding a retaining wall or garden wall to your landscape can provide you with a defined area for a garden or patio. Retaining walls can also offer you privacy and increase your usable gardening area. Basalite offers many colors, designs and sizes of retaining wall blocks.

A retaining wall is a protective structure, first and foremost. It is a structure that holds back soil from a building or structure. They prevent down slope movement and provide support for vertical or near- vertical grade changes. They can also serve aesthetic and landscape design functions. A retaining wall installation completed by a quality professional will enhance the value of one's home and be both functional and aesthetically satisfying. 

Concrete retaining walls are dual purpose; they serve a functional production and are a decorative feature. They are originally built to hold back ground that might otherwise move downwards. People might consider it as a dam for solid runoff. They help stabilize a sloped landscape and provide flat surfaces at elevated intervals.

Whether for aesthetic appeal or landscape retention, retaining walls can be a great enhancement to any property. They offer a distinctive look to a landscape with a very important purpose. Although much of the country is experiencing a drought, we must be mindful of the disastrous effects erosion can have on uneven land. Next to planting trees and shrubs, retaining walls are the best runoff solution.

Retaining walls are perfect for keeping slopes like small hills or mounds beside our houses from land sliding. They're perfect for garden landscaping and even for buttressing wall portions of our houses. Retaining walls can also be implemented into a patio setting and can be used as a backdrop that holds planters, lighting and keeps an area cool and shaded from sunlight or wind.


Concrete Segmental Retaining Walls from Basalite are the best solution for any topography challenge are here's why...

 

Basalite Retaining Walls | Units are small and modular, so walls can taper, turn, wrap, and curve. Engineered systems, which can be used for walls up to 20 feet high, rely on several techniques including, Keyed, battered design (block shapes key into one another and are stacked so they lean into the hillside), Backfill trap (block shapes allow backfill to be shoveled into the block webbing, trapping each block individually), Geo-grid webs (block maker supplies geo-grid plastic-net tiebacks that attach to the block and are buried 5 feet in the hillside at specific heights). Basalite Wall systems come in a wide selection of colors and textures designed to match or contrast effectively with the surrounding architecture and landscape. Best part, our wall systems are mortar-free and easy to assemble.

 

 

Drawbacks of other wall materials...

Wood Walls | Simply does not last as long as concrete segmental walls.  Over time, all wood walls fail or deteriorate. Replacing with another wood wall means knowing you will have to replace it again in the future once it again deteriorates and fails. Failing wood walls can be a major source of hazard in your yard and surrounding properties and pose dangers to your friends and family. Leaching chemicals from treated would is bad for the environment, pets and wildlife. Limited design, texture and color options.

 


Natural Stone | Stone or rockery walls are not a mechanical system. Random connections between units are prone to move unpredictably with the soil and become unstable. If concrete is used to stabilize the connections, the wall becomes a singular unit eventually leading to major cracks and failures. Installation is unsystematic and random taking more time and providing a non-engineered solution. Difficult to control water flow as the water accumulating in the interior of the wall will  eventually destroy its integrity.