Retaining Wall Timbers Chicago IL
Retaining wall timbers are becoming more and more popular throughout the Chicago landscaping community. That doesn’t mean that people are going for a more ‘rustic’ look, though. It simply means that people are looking for something a little more natural looking when adding functionality to their yards.
Over the years, wood retaining walls have been thought of as being too rustic or ‘old looking.’ However, with the increasing quality of finishes and treatments, good old fashioned lumber is becoming a go-to in the world of landscaping. Its ease of acquisition can make the do-it-yourself type’s dreams come true. Furthermore, retaining wall timber is a lot cheaper than other materials like brick or stone.
I’m sure you’ve seen your fair share of railroad tie retaining walls in your years, but have you seen a finished wood wall? They look amazing and the types of polishes and wood treatments available today can make your wall last for many years.
Just like with any retaining wall, wood or otherwise, we advise you to consult a professional when building anything over four feet high. That is the threshold of when simple walls may or may not be a safe option, depending on the back pressure of dirt on the other side of the wall. Additionally, a well-constructed wood retaining wall certainly won’t last forever, but it adds an essence of sophistication and elegance to your yard. With so many options, you can’t really go wrong. If, however, you are looking for something with more permanence, we recommend stone or brick materials be used in the wall’s construction.
Our network of lumber vendors at GrowingInChicago.com make the process of locating the best quality retaining wall timbers quick and painless. We have loads of suppliers in our network that all carry the basics if that’s what you’re looking for. We also have select suppliers that carry railroad ties, finished wood, and luxury options that you can use to construct your ideal retaining wall.
If your project is taller than 4’, or you simply don’t want to do the work, we have several teams of contractors and construction crews that can work around the clock to get a wall installed for you. This is especially important for those with busy schedules and tight deadlines. These people shouldn’t have to put off having a great looking yard just because of other priorities.
No matter if you are simply looking for wood timbers or you want a contractor to install your retaining wall for you, fill in the quote request form and one of our staff will get back to you shortly.
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