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Factors to Consider When Building a Retaining Wall in Your Yard

Is the exterior of your home lacking something, such as an additional element of security or style? If so, a retaining wall could be the perfect addition to your backyard. This home improvement offered by the team at Jett Earthmoving is a structure that will not only transform the way your property appears from the outside but also, it could increase the property’s resale value and resist soil’s lateral pressure. When soil pressure changes, the wall may sink or the angle may change. However, this kind of construction will resist this problem. Prior to hiring excavation and building specialists for the job, take the following factors into consideration.

The Cost of the Retaining Wall

While some people will not have a budget for retaining wall construction, others will. With that being said, figure out how much you are willing (and able) to spend, ahead of gathering at least five quotes from approved, qualified and licensed excavation companies.

The Speed of Construction

Should you have a time limit to get a retaining wall erected in your yard, ask the team you hire about how quickly they can complete construction. If they are handling numerous jobs at once, there’s a chance that you will experience minor delays. Avoid working with a company that works too quickly though, because lateral earth pressure assessment takes time and shouldn’t be rushed!

The Soil Characteristics

You can depend on a member of the team that you hire to inspect the ground conditions where the retaining wall will be built in your yard. Soil characteristics will make a difference to how long the project takes to complete, what technique is adopted, the price, etc. If the ground water conditions are fairly bad, you may have to choose a different location to prevent unforeseen problems occurring in the future.