For Ottawa Retaining wall stone, Greely Sand & Gravel Inc. offers Mountain Grey Wall Stone and Bobcat Armour Stone. Try using the stone for rock benches or a Natural Playground. They rock in schoolyards! Read more about rock benches here [PDF]. Equipment is required for installation.
Building or replacing retaining walls is a smart and easy way to improve the visual presentation of a property and increase its value.
Retaining wall stone’s primary use is to contain soil and prevent it from eroding further. However, it has many other uses, including simple decoration, path creation, concrete steps creation, and natural playgrounds for children.
The durability of a retaining stone wall is superb; once it’s put into place, nothing should be able to affect it. The drawback of this is that you might need a hand with the installation unless you’re using the stone for decoration.
Retaining wall stone can vary in looks, but overall, you can expect a medieval, vintage look, almost as if the stone was there from the beginning of time.
Retaining Wall Stone Uses
Mountain Grey Wall Stone can be used for retaining soil, creating unique rock benches, rugged appearance, playgrounds, and similar applications. Greely recommends using Mountain Grey Wall Stone to keep the natural look of the landscape but still make it more visually alluring. It’s available in size 12″ thick, 3-5 feet long, and 2-3 feet wide.
Bobcat Armour Stone is available in size 10″ thick, 3-5 feet long, and 2-3 feet wide. It’s excellent for retaining soil, rock benches, smooth-texture stone appearance, gardens, fountains, and similar applications. Greely recommends using Bobcat Armour Stone in refined landscapes to which you wish to add a more natural look.
Concrete Ridge Steps have a beautiful smooth yet rugged and natural texture, with unmatched durability. The steps are available in one size; 39.4″ wide x 19.7″ deep x 7.68″ high.
When Should You Build or Replace Retaining Walls
There are two instances where you must build retaining walls. If your house is on an uphill or a downhill, erosion can threaten your home’s foundation quicker than you know it. You must build a retaining wall for the stability of the soil and the safety of your property.
Controlling the soil from eroding onto a pathway or an important part of your property isn’t as crucial, but it’s a good idea. Retaining walls will prevent erosion and hold the soil from ruining your property.
You will have to rebuild retaining walls if you’ve recently inspected a retaining wall and noticed one of the following:
- The wall is leaning forwards due to the pressure from the soil
- The wall has started to form large cracks
- The retaining wall is bulging at a certain point
These issues have various causes, but the erosion will quickly become a huge problem unless you rebuild the retaining wall with proper retaining wall stones.
Greely Sand & Stone offers a variety of stone & gravel in an assortment of sizes for all your landscaping & hardscaping needs. Let us know your requirements, and we will assist you in selecting the right type of stone for your Ottawa property. Choose the stone you want, place an order, and we’ll deliver directly to your driveway in Ottawa!