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Spring Retaining Wall Inspection With Rock Wall Builders in Kelowna

Spring Retaining Wall Inspection With Rock Wall Builders in Kelowna

Spring has almost sprung! As such, it is important to start thinking about your outdoor spaces and ensure that they are ready for the warmer weather ahead. One thing that should be on your spring maintenance plan this year is to inspect your retaining wall(s). Retaining walls play an important role in creating space in your yard and supporting soil. However, over time, they can begin to deteriorate. It is important to detect any issues early on to avoid potential safety issues or structural problems. In this article, we’ll be providing you with a step-by-step guide on how to assess your retaining wall 

Inspecting Your Retaining Wall for Damage With Rock Wall Builders in Kelowna 

  1. Check for Cracks

The first thing that you should check for in your retaining wall is cracks. Cracks can commonly appear in your retaining wall after winter. This is due to the freezing and thawing temperatures and high volumes of precipitation. Assessing cracks early is critical in preventing further damage. If you want to learn more about inspecting cracks in your retaining wall, check out our article titled: “So There’s a Crack in Your Retaining Wall”.

  1. Ensure Proper Drainage

Proper drainage is essential for retaining walls. This helps to prevent water buildup which applies pressure to the wall, resulting in damage. Make sure that any drainage systems you have in place behind your wall are functioning correctly come spring. These may include fixtures like weep holes or pipes. 

  1. Displaced Stones & Growing Vegetation

If your retaining wall is made from stone or blocks, it’s a good idea to check for any that have become displaced. This could compromise the structural integrity of your wall. Furthermore, you want to make sure that plants and weeds are not growing rampant in between the blocks. If you notice lots of weeds between the stones of your wall it could indicate cracks or gaps where soil is accumulating. Be sure to remove the plant life and address any issues that you uncover. 

Contact us Today!

If you have any other questions about inspecting your retaining wall, contact us today. Our rock wall builders in Kelowna would love to answer any questions that you may have. Be sure to check out our social media for progress photos and past projects. We look forward to working with you in the near future! Don’t forget to secure a spot for your project this spring by booking in advance!

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