Retaining Walls Transform an Outdoor Space: Blog Edition

by Pavestone on November 21, 2011

Have you seen the September issue of Landscape Contractor? If you didn’t, it’s okay – we’ll catch you up.

This story takes place in Waleska, Georgia with the Kobel family. When they called Brad Smith and the team at North Georgia Earth Solutions, they had a fairly simple request – to remove some cross-tie retaining walls for their property on Lake Arrowhead. So Smith and his team put together a bid for a modular block retaining wall and went to work.

If you watch PBS’s GardenSmart, this might sound familiar. Pavestone’s very own Dan Kalar went on the show not too long ago to talk about retaining walls/modular wall systems. Exciting, right?

But it’s not over yet. After the first walls were installed, the Kobels were so pleased that they planned other projects, including: electing to remove the additional sets of cross-ties along the long, sloping entrance to their home; widening their driveway to twice its original size; excavating land to create more parking; and building a three-tiered retaining wall to create more usable space on their property. What began as a small outdoor project quickly evolved into a vision for a complete outdoor remodel.

Want to learn more? Find more details and the full article on this retaining walls project at LandscapeOnline.

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