Oaks Designer Resource Guide 6.0

Segmental Retaining Walls Increase Usable Space

Wall: Proterra™ Split, Natural

Retaining walls are commonly used to create more usable space onsite, particularly where there are dramatic grade changes over short distances. The rear yard in the above photo would have been un-usable by the home owner without the addition of the retaining walls, and accessibility is maintained between levels through built in staircases.

In commercial applications, consideration must to be given to providing easy access to customers/clients. A retaining wall was used in the adjacent project to “flatten” the parking lot making it easier to push around the available shopping carts.

Just a reminder that the associated retaining wall designs can be quite complex – please remember to ask Oaks about design assistance.

Wall: Proterra™ Split, Natural



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