Creating a wall can turn an unusable side or backyard into a
functional recreation and/or leisure area. By incorporating a stairway, a property
can flow from one area to another. Natural stone, pressure treated timbers and
concrete segmented retaining wall stone each brings its own beauty and feel to a
property. As with walks and patios, the initial excavation and crushed gravel base
preparation are the keys to a successful wall. Proper drainage behind the wall is
achieved through sand or gravel backfill, and with larger walls the installation
of drainage pipe to siphon excess water.