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Retaining & Garden Walls

Proper Drainage

Retaining wall drainage

Retaining wall drainage

Your new retaining wall will be properly drained using clear cut gravel, landscape tarp and drainage piping. Many older garden walls were made without any drainage. So our standard work will be a huge improvement and will further enhance the strength of your new retaining wall for years to come.
 

Tie Back Systems

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Tie back 6×6 secured with 4 ft rebar

We will ensure that the bracket cables we use will hold your fence up securely for the safely of your home and family.
There are many different wall anchor systems used by well meaning companies, however having used then at different capacities over the years we have devised a system that incorporates all the different methods into what we describe as a ‘best practice method’.
 

End Cut Sealant

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Clear cut added to all new cuts

Pressure treated boards will rot at the ends of the boards that have been cut if these edges are properly sealed. Your pressure treated wood retaining wall will last a much longer time than if it is properly sealed. If you look at where the timbers are rotted with your retaining wall you will see it is at each of the edges that were cut years earlier. We also add a spot of sealant to all the nail holes and re-bar entry holes – again an area of rot after a number of years. Applying the sealant preserves the wood a lot longer.
 

Building codes

The tieback system, drainage and retaining wall structure will abide to city building codes and will incorporate best engineered practices.
We do not offer you the cheapest methods or inferior materials instead we give you our word we will construct a retaining wall that will be the best.
We take extreme pride in creating a retaining wall that will withstand the most vicious storms and the natural pressures of time and look good as well.

 

Insurance Concerns

We have been fully covered for any unforeseen problems that may arise with State Farm insurance for many years. Our careful skilled workers are fully insured with the WSIB.
 

Ontario One Locates – Call Before You Dig

In order for us to build or repair your retaining wall we will have to dig into the ground around the retaining walls. These walls are many times built exactly on the property line of the customers property, or may even have been encroaching on municipal land for years
So, it may hold up your job for a week but ensuring that all services are identified and given clearance before the job is started is very, very important!
Assuming all will be ok can be a costly mistake. The repercussions are plentiful. From the lives of the workers to the destruction of your home should a gas line be cut and gas allowed to ignite. As a contractor we are responsible for the costs of repairing any damage caused by not having the services identified and the costs of repairing the damage that ensue. So make sure your contractor is taking the proper route and calling Ontario One Locate. Better safe than sorry. Their phone # is 519-265-7612
 

Designing Your Retaining Wall

We will design a simple yet effective retaining wall. Complex ideas add greatly to the cost but may not add anything to the effectiveness of what you need.  We will design a wall that will help eliminate the constant pressures of water and gravity on your new retaining wall, having it add to the appeal of your yard and the safety of your home and family.
 

Repairing Retaining Walls

Other than helping to create a retaining wall from scratch we repair existing structured walls as well.
We have different materials you can use which will enhance the saleabilty of your home and increase the selling price from taking a negative feature of your home to an extremely positive addition. People pay extra for attractive, functional, safe back yards. That is what we will give you.
 

Retaining Wall Materials

We have used many materials but over the years have used pressure treated 6×6 boards most often.
Pressure treated wood
Railroad ties
Concrete
Natural Stones
Masonry Stones