7 Retaining Wall Styles to Consider for Your Outdoor Spaces

February 5, 2024 by Grand River Natural Stone

Retaining walls are not just functional elements in landscaping; they are also artistic statements. When constructed with bricks, blocks or natural stone, they provide a timeless and robust solution for managing sloped terrains and enhancing aesthetic appeal. In this guide, we will explore the different types of stone retaining walls, ensuring you find the perfect

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Do You Need a Retaining Wall? 7 Warning Signs of Soil Erosion & More

November 15, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Retaining walls aren’t just decorative elements; they can be essential for both structural and aesthetic reasons. They protect, define, and enhance landscapes. Here are seven definitive signs indicating that your property may benefit from a retaining wall.  1. Steep Slopes  Properties with steep gradients often face erosion challenges, especially when subjected to heavy rain. Retaining

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Thinking of Building a Retaining Wall? Check Out This Comprehensive FAQ Guide

September 20, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Building a retaining wall doesn’t have to be complicated. While they must be practical, they can also be stylish and durable. Thinking of putting one up? Check out our FAQ guide below for all you need to know.  What’s the Purpose of a Retaining Wall?   The primary purpose of a retaining wall is to

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Can Ledgerock Be Used On Retaining Walls

March 6, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Although not the best choice for structure, ledgerock works perfectly as stone veneer over wire frame work or concrete for your retaining walls. This style of stone is known for its weight and durability, making it suitable for all-weather applications in your garden and yard. Additionally, ledgerock is often cut in uniform shapes, panels, or

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DIY Retaining Walls Construction

September 11, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Constructing a DIY retaining wall isn’t a job to be taken lightly. To ensure the wall is stable and safe, it’s important to use materials that are engineered to the wall’s specifications, and then to construct the wall correctly. In this guide, we will demystify the process and give you straight forward tips to follow

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4 Best Retaining Wall Materials & Things To Consider

February 27, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Retaining walls are one of the most dramatic and effective ways to improve the appearance of your home landscape while increasing the amount of useable space in your yard. If you want to expand the area for a patio project or create raised planting beds, a retaining wall is often your best option. There are

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Using Armour Stone to Build a Retaining Wall

December 24, 2012 by Grand River Natural Stone

Armour stone is a large, thick and heavy rock which lends well to its wall building capabilities. Their sheer size can be supplemented by a simple locking mechanism, such as a built-in lip on the bottom, to ensure a solidly built wall. Getting started Whether you’re looking to build a retaining wall or a raised

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