Boulder Retaining Walls are stabilizing structures that are used to hold back earth.
The most important consideration in proper design and installation of retaining walls is to recognize and counteract the tendency of the retained material to move downslope due to gravity. This creates lateral earth pressure behind the wall which depends on the angle of internal friction and the cohesive strength of the retained material, as well as the direction and magnitude of movement the retaining structure undergoes.
Boulder retaining walls can also add to the beauty of outdoor living areas. Installing a retaining wall can turn a disadvantaged area into a beautiful asset and can be incorporated into a garden, pond, or water feature.
When creating a visually appealing landscape design, Burroughs Landscaping may incorporate a retaining wall to hold back earth, stone or other materials or to prevent soil from being washed away through erosion.