We repaired the years of soil settling close to the house. We brought in over 30 tons to help level off the entire backyard and resolve the issue. At that time, collectively, we decided to upgrade the pool area with patio pavers. In addition, we removed an existing retaining wall and installed a new one made with modular building blocks; a complete backyard makeover. We also upgraded the drainage, reinstalled the irrigation system and gas line to the pool equipment.
On this property, we removed an existing wall that was in disrepair and leaning heavily. We removed a secondary block wall and timber wall on the far left. We constructed two sets of steps, 4-5,-one that is shared with the neighbors and one to the far left built out of the same block and caps.
The 340 square foot block wall created with Diamond Pro Block, constructed with the addition of proper drainage and installed erosion mesh, leads from the newly constructed steps on the right to the left side of the house. We also installed a new 126' square foot Plaza Paver Patio to complete the renovation and create a wonderful summer entertaining area for our client
Project Goals: To greatly increase the usable yard for the homeowner, create an attractive and safe pathway and steps down to the new yard, structure the groundwork (literally and figuratively) for the future of the property, and to increase the value of the home.
Project Details: The Champion Team ensured the absolute stability of the largest of the 3 retaining walls (90 ft long by 6 ft at the tallest point) with an extensive geogrid system and “rebarring” two layers of concrete blocks, totaling 240 tons. A second wall was constructed closest to the home and step treads were added mid project to allow a safe and attractive entrance into the new “patio” area. The third wall was built at the side of the home to provide level planting area for existing bushes and flowers. A new irrigation system and 4,000 sf of sod were installed as well as other bushes and plantings to complete the final project.