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Block walls & Retaining Walls

Rising Sun Landscaping & Maintenance installs many types of walls.  The most popular of these in New Mexico are various types of block walls.  Alternatives for block walls include fencing.

Retaining Walls

Keystone retaining walls require preparation, trenching, and compaction but no footer.  Keystone walls are those that stack and lock together without mortar. Most block retaining walls require 8-inch blocks with architectural specifications.  They are installed on a concrete footing and have periodic placement of re-bar.  Upon various inspections, these walls are filled with concrete.

Block walls

Block walls are not intended to retain soil, simply act as a barrier between one area and another.  Many types of block exist for these walls.  Split block is very popular and presents a rugged styled finish.  Smooth block can be colored or plain concrete color.  Slump block, often white in color, were popular in the past and are usually smaller sized block.

Block wall repair

Rising Sun Landscaping and Maintenance can usually repair block walls damaged by impact or other causes.  This is usually done by removing damaged sections and rebuilding.  Damage to block walls due to settlement causes cracking across a wall leading to its failure.  This can be tricky.  Repairing settlement issues usually requires removal of the wall section and creating a stable foundation for the replacement wall.
Block retaining wall and concrete walkway by Rising Sun Landscaping & Maintenance
Retaining wall installation
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Block walls & Retaining

Walls

Rising Sun Landscaping & Maintenance installs many types of walls.  The most popular of these in New Mexico are various types of block walls.  Alternatives for block walls include fencing.

Retaining Walls

Keystone retaining walls require preparation, trenching, and compaction but no footer.  Keystone walls are those that stack and lock together without mortar. Most block retaining walls require 8- inch blocks with architectural specifications.  They are installed on a concrete footing and have periodic placement of re-bar.  Upon various inspections, these walls are filled with concrete.

Block walls

Block walls are not intended to retain soil, simply act as a barrier between one area and another.  Many types of block exist for these walls.  Split block is very popular and presents a rugged styled finish.  Smooth block can be colored or plain concrete color.  Slump block, often white in color, were popular in the past and are usually smaller sized block.

Block wall repair

Rising Sun Landscaping and Maintenance can usually repair block walls damaged by impact or other causes.  This is usually done by removing damaged sections and rebuilding.  Damage to block walls due to settlement causes cracking across a wall leading to its failure.  This can be tricky.  Repairing settlement issues usually requires removal of the wall section and creating a stable foundation for the replacement wall.
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           Contact us for a free estimate! Available everyday 7 am to 8 pm   505-274-1527 
Rio Rancho • Albuquerque • West Mesa • Corrales • Taylor Ranch • East Mountains Bernallilo  • Algodones • Placitas • Cedar Crest • Tijeras • Los Lunas • Belen • Santa Fe