Rock Walls or Paver Stone (Concrete Block) Retaining Wall
Rock Retaining wall Vs. Paver Stone Retaining Wall
In the rolling hills of Sacramento, CA, retaining walls are an important landscaping element for many homes and businesses. This leads homeowners and business owners to the question: should they get a rock retaining wall or a paver stone retaining wall? Rock retaining walls are beautiful and natural looking, but there are many benefits to choosing a paver stone retaining wall that a rock wall does not have.
For one thing, a concrete block walls have uniform shapes and sizes for the individual blocks, so the wall is easy to build and is very stable once it is built. With a rock retaining wall, on the other hand, the different shapes and sizes of rocks makes building a rock retaining wall kind of like doing a jigsaw puzzle where the pieces may or may not fit together perfectly. This also makes a rock retaining wall less strong, whereas a paver retaining wall is very strong and stable.
Appearance is another benefit of getting a paver stone retaining wall.
Many people greatly prefer the neat, uniform appearance of paver stone retainer walls. It goes better with many landscaping and architectural styles, and is never jarring. In addition, you can have a paver stone retaining wall designed to match a paver stone patio and walkway, thus bringing a unified look to your whole landscape, and this is not possible with a rock retaining wall.
Perhaps the most important benefit of a paver stone retaining wall is the ability to reinforce a paver stone retaining wall with re-bar inserted through the paver stones, if so desired. Our paver stones can be made to be reinforced with re-bar with holes going through the stones. As many homeowners in Sacramento know, retaining walls have a tendency to buckle after some time, as the ground shifts, if they are not reinforced in some way. You can be sure of the longevity and durability of your retaining walls by choosing a reinforced paver stone wall from Paver Stones Sacramento.