Building a Sandstone Retaining Wall Using Sandstone Blocks!

Sandstone World is a proud supplier of top quality sandstone of all varieties and different sandstone products in Brisbane such as sandstone mailbox, sandstone steps, sandstone seats and sandstone retaining walls using our top-grade sandstone blocks.

Let us have a look at what factors one should consider when building a retaining wall made out of sandstone blocks.

What is a Retaining Wall?

A retaining wall is a special kind of wall that is rigid enough to not only be able to support the wall itself but also be able to hold back the pressure from the soil or water behind the wall.

Why Use Sandstone Blocks for Retaining Walls?

  1. Easy to Use:

A retaining wall made out of sandstone blocks is really simple to build on your own. Just line the sandstone blocks and keep fitting individual blocks on top of one another unless you reach the desired height for your retaining wall.

  1. Aesthetics:

Sandstone retaining wall gives a very natural look to your home garden or patio.

  1. Strong:

Sandstone is a really strong material and is a perfect choice for a Retaining wall to hold back the soil in your garden.

Retaining Wall

What to Consider When Building a Retaining Wall:

  1. Make sure the size of the sandstone block is enough to resist the pressure being applied by the weight behind the retaining wall.
  2. Create a solid base for the retaining wall so that the sandstone blocks do not shift compromising the structural integrity of your work.
  3. Ensure that there is proper drainage for water in your walls so no water is collected, increasing the weight of wet gravel or earth, which can put more pressure on the retaining wall.
  4. Ensure that the top tiers do not add to the pressure behind the underlying tiers by planning out multi-level tiers.
  5. Choose the shape and colour of the sandstone blocks according to your taste and lifestyle that can complement your home.

Contact Us:

If you are looking for sandstone in Brisbane then look no further. Sandstone World has a huge variety of sandstone to choose from. View our products online by visiting our website or get in touch with our experts by giving us a call at 0431 285 425 today! You can also send us an email at sales@sandstoneworld.com.au for any further queries about our products and services.

 

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