Given 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!
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.
Siloam slabs are great for steps, pathways, and patio stone when you want a natural look and durability that will last for decades. If you are interested in a Colorado Springs retaining wall, siloam stone is a natural ledgestone native to the prairie outside of Canon City, Colorado. The stone deposit is part of the Dakota Formation, known for its high-quality sandstone. These are wonderful retaining wall stones and colors on individual pieces range from gray to beige to brown. The layered flat slabs range from 1″ to 24″ thick and lengths up to 6 feet long. Siloam stone retaining walls’ stone sizes are generally 2″ to 8″ thick and 8″ to 24″ lengths. Siloam stone is more time-consuming to install than other stone materials, but the layered earth-tone appearance adds a classy aesthetic to any project.
Menzer granite is extracted from Turkey Creek Canyon south of Colorado Springs. It consists of light pink to rose-colored granite stone with pieces of black stone mixed in. Some oxidation occurs in the stone, producing a slightly rustic appearance as it ages. The granite stone wall pieces are angular and range in size from 4″ to 36″ diameter. Menzer granite retaining walls are cost effective stone and durable with great curb appeal.