Eye Catching Stone Construction

On January 31, 2011, in Stone Construction, by Admin

Retaining Wall’s:

When it comes to quality installation of any kind of retaining wall system, nobody tops our expert crews. We have been installing retaining wall systems for over 20 years now and continue to be the very best when it comes to quality and service. We install a variety of retaining walls such as: The Allan Block collection, The Ashlar Block collection, Bedford tumbled stone, Windsor block, Old Country tumbled and non-tumbled, and we also have a number of natural stone retaining wall products to choose from. We have established our name by installing to the exact engineered specification designed for each product for each specific project. In building a retaining wall the first step is deciding on the correct elevation for the wall to end up at, then you will know at what exact point the top of your base needs to be. The next and most important step is getting a solid base. Varying on the height of the wall you have different depths for your compacted CA6 gravel base. When properly installing a base you should compact the CA6 in 2” to 3” increments to ensure proper compaction and to eliminate any settling. After you get your base block leveled in all directions on the CA6 base you simply stack the additional courses making sure to stagger the seams while backfilling the wall with CA7 gravel to a varying depth from the front of the wall that is based on the height of the particular wall. In most cases you will also need to provide some drainage near the base of the wall in the CA7 backfill. You do this by installing a 4” corrugated pipe that is slotted to allow water to access the pipe and run it out away from the wall. As you get to your desired elevation you will need to install block caps on some retaining wall systems, making sure to cut the caps to where there are no visible seams showing. For any retaining wall systems over 4’ tall you must install geogrid reinforcement material (it is often installed every 2-3 courses and approximately 4’-5’ back from the front of the wall).

An Allan Block retaining wall w/ built in steps and a brick paver walkway.

Boulder Retaining Wall’s:

Boulder retaining walls are a wonderful way to add a very natural look while serving the purpose of a retaining wall system. We have installed boulder retaining walls from one row high to stacking boulders over 10 feet high. We have many different sizes to choose from or we can mix and match. We also have a few different options from granite boulders, our favorite and most popular, to sandstone boulders to choose from.  Our staff can also get many different types upon request. Our crews have the ability to build anywhere on your property, tell us where you want it and we will find a way to get it done. We have installed a number of boulder walls down steep hillsides, along lakes, boat docks and in many other challenging environments. So whatever you are looking for our experienced team has you covered.

These Granite Boulders not only serve a crucial purpose for this property they also offer an amazing design aesthetic.

Stone Column’s:

When looking to enhance the appearance of your property stone columns are something you should consider. Whether you add them at the end of your drive, have them set throughout the border of your patio, or even have them set along the edge of your property and install fencing in between, these are all very nice ways to enhance the appearance of your property.  When using our company to install your stone columns you have numerous choices to help decide what would look the best on your property. We offer a number of different styles, sizes, colors, and patterns to choose from and would be happy to help you determine what is best for you. Lighting can also be added within the columns themselves or mounted on top of them for an added luxury. We have installed a large quantity of stone columns and promise to give you the very best in customer services and quality installation.

Stone Columns grace the exterior of this tumbled paver patio

A beautiful sight to come home to.

Sitting Wall’s:

Do you want to add some seating to your outdoor patio but also want to add a wow factor? Than let our expert team design and install custom sitting walls using a number of different retaining wall blocks, decorative landscape blocks, or natural stones. By having us install a one of a kind stone sitting wall around your patio you are indeed killing two birds with one stone. You are getting the additional seating you were looking for while getting an amazing new appearance to your backyard. There are so many different designs, stones and color options to choose from as well.  Our excellent sales professionals will be here every step of the way to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for. Our crew can custom install your sitting walls to any height and can offer different solutions on the width of your area. Another option to consider is the addition of low voltage landscape lighting, we can add some specially designed integral wall lights to spray light down and the best part is, in the day light you will never even know the lights are there.

Relax and entertain all Summer long.

Outdoor Kitchen’s:

There is nothing more enjoyable on a nice day than to be enjoying the outdoors and having a beautiful outdoor kitchen to prepare and enjoy an appetizing lunch or supper.  We use only the best materials when designing and installing your custom outdoor kitchen.  We offer a number of different stones, tops, patterns and colors to choose from and will be here every step of the way to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.  Nothing is out of reach when you choose our crews for the job, we will take your ideas and vision and turn it into a reality, giving you the perfect outdoor kitchen you have always wanted.  We have installed a number of kitchens of all sizes, whether you are looking for a small counter to go with your mounted grill or you are looking to install a fully loaded kitchen complete with sink, fridge, grill and fireplace, Kiefer Landscaping is your best option.

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