If you notice your retaining wall is bowing or bending in the middle, or if the materials are starting to flake or crumble, you need some professional help. Retaining walls are only used where they are absolutely necessary, and so allowing one to fail is not a good plan. It’s an expensive job to replace a retaining wall, and of course, there could also be knock on damage to other areas of your home. Get any damage inspected, and we will be happy to offer a free no obligation quote for any repair we find is needed.
What Causes a Retaining Wall to Fail?
If you have a retaining wall on your property, you’ll know how important it is to keep it in good repair. However, over time, retaining walls do tend to experience damage and failure. In some cases this is simply caused by age and the damage caused by the elements, but the failure can be brought about more quickly if the wall has not been properly constructed. Incorrect design, inadequate drainage, or poor quality materials can mean your retaining wall doesn’t last as long as it otherwise might. The team at San Marcos Foundation Repair are here to help with repairs, to protect your home from any damage.
Signs of Issues On Your Retaining Wall
If your retaining wall is aging or has started to experience damage, it’s crucial to watch carefully for changes, so you know when it’s time to get professional help. If the stone or brick are crumbling, or if you can see any bending or sagging, your wall should be inspected. Excess moisture around the wall can also be a tell tale sign that things aren’t right - either a drainage issue or damage to the wall could be to blame. Get in touch, so we can assess your retaining wall for a repair.
How To Repair A Retaining Wall
Replacing a retaining wall is tricky and time consuming, That makes it expensive - whereas repairs can often be done relatively quickly and cheaply. The type of repair needed will depend on the wall itself, but we may be able to reinforce the construction or use wall anchors to make sure it can stand up to the weight it’s holding, and continue to protect your property for years to come.
Our Retaining Wall Repair Service
The team here at San Marcos Foundation Repair are passionate about making sure your property is well looked after, from the ground up. We are always happy to meet a new customer, and will do everything possible to provide the advice, ideas, and quality workmanship you need. When it comes to retaining walls, you need to make sure that your contractor is qualified and experienced - load bearing walls are not to be messed with! Don’t take the risk of repairing it yourself, and don’t hand the job over to a contractor who you’re not sure of. Check out the testimonials from our previous happy customers, which are available here on our website.