Retaining Walls in Colorado Springs

Siloam Stone Retaining Wall Colorado SpringsGiven the rolling topography of the Front Range, most home sites need retaining walls to create flat outdoor spaces in order to increase usability, redirect surface flow, or to add interest to your yard. If you are thinking about adding a retaining wall to your outdoor living space, contact the Colorado Springs landscaping experts at Fredell Enterprises today!

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when considering creating terraces for walls.  Pikes Peak Regional Building Department has rules about the height and spacing between walls.  The maximum height of a retaining wall is four feet. Any walls exceeding 4 feet in height must be designed and inspected by a licensed civil engineer.  The spacing between multiple retaining walls is recommended to be twice the height of the wall.  For example, if a wall is 3 feet high the next wall should be set 6 feet behind the first wall.

Stone, Concrete, Block, & Wood Retaining wall materials

Stone, concrete block, and wood are the most commonly used materials for retaining walls in Colorado Springs.  Fredell Enterprises utilizes stone for most projects because of the beauty, durability, and natural appearance they provide to the landscape.

When considering different materials consider aesthetics, longevity, and cost.  Timber and railroad ties were once commonly used, but their track record for durability and life-span has proven to be lousy.  Concrete block can hold up well but very often has an industrial or commercial appearance.  Natural stone walls combine the best of durability and appearance at a comparable cost.

If you are considering having retaining walls built on your property in Colorado Springs let one of our experienced professionals give you an estimate for the best solution. Contact us at (719) 630-1355 today!

Types of stone retaining walls:

Siloam Stone Retaining Walls

Broadmoor Boulder Retaining Walls

Menzer Granite Retaining Walls

Contact Us:

Fredell Enterprises, Inc.
2929 N. Prospect St. #105
Colorado Springs CO 80907

Phone: (719) 630-1355

Colorado Springs Landscape Architecture