We specialize in building beautiful and functional retaining walls.
Allan Block Retaining Wall Solutions for Sloped Properties in Duncan
Allan Blocks are a great way to enhance both the look and function of your landscaping. Commonly used as a solution for sloping and uneven properties, retaining walls let you carve out functional outdoor spaces into sloping properties that can be suitable for garden areas, sections of lawn, patios and more. Made out of a variety of building materials retaining walls can compliment your landscaping and increase your properties curb appeal.
Hudson Procter Contracting is a full service general construction contractor serving Nanaimo and the mid-Vancouver Island area. We specialize in the design and construction of retaining walls using rock, block, and concrete for both residential and commercial property owners.
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Allan Block Retaining Walls Duncan
In the Duncan area retaining walls that are over 1.2 meters (4ft) in height will require a building permit. In addition any retaining walls over 1.2 meters (4ft) in height must be designed and signed off by a geotechnical and structural engineer to ensure the wall is properly constructed for your site conditions. An exception applies to the permit for “terraced or tiered” retaining walls where the distance between terraces is equal to or greater than twice the height of each terrace. This does not account for any covenants that might be on your property.
Landscaping “Allan” Block Retaining Walls: This is probably one of the most common retaining wall materials because of it’s pleasing looks, availability and affordability. Landscaping blocks are usually used to build retaining walls that are up to 12-14′ feet in height. They are available in different shapes with decorative colors and even texturing.
The stackable blocks are made of concrete and have a decorative finish on the front side and then a small lip on the back. The lip fits into the block below it to form an interlocking joint that can withstand the external forces of your soil and fill pushing against it. The blocks are often slightly wedge shaped to make it easier to create curved retaining wall designs.