Retaining walls are built in order to hold back earth and soil which would otherwise continue to move downwards. The purpose of a retaining wall is to stabilize slopes and provide useful areas at different elevations, like terraces, buildings, roads and railways. A retaining wall can be purely functional, purely decorative, or a combination of both. Fundamentally, it prevents two or more structures, or possibly materials, from coming into contact. Most often, retaining walls are used to prevent soil or gravel from spilling over into protected areas such as driveways and patios, but they are beneficial in many other respects as well. For example, if you have a small yard and want to make it look larger and more imposing, a well-placed vertical retaining wall will separate your landscape into levels and add depth to your landscape.
Capital Masonry has the expertise to build retaining walls both big and small. We work on both residential and commercial projects. Whether you need retaining walls in your backyard or your business needs a functional retaining wall, we can help. The landscape of the Kansas City metro is such that the city as a whole has several retaining walls.
Downtown Kansas City Missouri & Kansas contain a large amount of sharps hills and sitting at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers, Kansas City retaining walls are an important part of the city's landscape. The sloped terrain also translates into the surrounding areas of Kansas City into the suburbs of Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, & Shawnee on the Kansas side and Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, & Gladstone on the Kansas City Missouri side.