Retainer Wall Construction

Retainer walls are designed to resist the movement of earth. These walls will prove to be incredibly useful for sloped land. Constructing a retainer wall can provide a usable, level area where there wasn’t one before. This not only increases the area available for recreation or other projects, but can also increase your property value. Sloped land can make grass mowing and other outdoor activities more dangerous. A properly designed and installed retainer wall is a sound investment in your property and safety.

Large Wood Retainer Wall in Gladwin Michigan

Rock Solid Construction

Our retainer walls utilize the same time-tested design techniques as our seawalls. We only use treated lumber and high quality fasteners. Our posts are sunk deep into the ground, below the frost line to prevent any damage from Michigan’s freezing temperatures. Extra large tie backs (deadmen) are installed to securely anchor the wall horizontally into the earth. The wall’s face sheets are buried deep underground for added stability. Finally, we set up adequate drainage to ensure the freeze-thaw cycle doesn’t cause your wall to be pushed outwards.

Using Retainer Walls to Create A Beach Area

A great use of retainer walls is to separate the land and soil behind the wall while creating a sandy beach area on the front side of the wall. This is a very popular choice with our customers. It allows them to keep their yard with soil and grass, while also having the benefit of a beach area that is more suited to waterside relaxation.

Wood Retainer Wall on Crooked Lake in Michigan
Wood Retainer Wall on Brooks Lake in Michigan