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Retaining Walls.

Durable Structure.

Hold back the soil and make a strong wall for landscaping or for land integrity.

To hold back the weight of soil, a wall built below grade must be strong. But even the strongest wall cannot withstand the hydraulic pressure that builds up behind it when soil becomes saturated with rainwater. So, in addition to being built solidly, the wall must have a way for water to escape. Weep holes, small in diameter and spaced 4 to 10 feet apart, allow water to come through the wall. Or, in the case of a foundation wall, you can direct water to one or both sides of a wall. The most common way to do this is with perforated drainpipe set in a bed of gravel and sloped slightly.

A landscaping retaining wall commonly is battered, that is, sloped toward the soil it retains. This gives the wall strength. Structural walls cannot be battered, so we build them strong, with plenty of reinforcement.

  • Dry Stack Stone
  • With such a large variety of stone to choose from, a dry stack wall can be a beautiful sight tailored to fit each individuals taste. With an artistic touch fitting every stone our masons know how to get it done and make it very appealing to the eyes.
    • CMU Block

    CMU block comes in a few different shapes and sizes with different finishes. An option with cmu is to finish the block by installing stone or stucco or brick to the outside structure.

    • Landscape block

    There are many manufacturers of landscape block and so many options to choose from. We know a few that stand above the rest so with our expertise and your taste choosing a direction is made easy.

    • Stone set in mortar

    This wall is basically as it sounds.. stone set in mortar! Our masons trim and fit each stone for your wall as they go and set each stone in mortar. Upon completion all joints are grouted. This wall can be an extremely sturdy wall built by the right masons.

    A Techo – Bloc, Landscape Block,  retaining wall featured below!

Invest in your Home.

Johnston Masonry has dealt with any situation you can image to and is not afraid to take on whatever situation your retaining wall needs are in. We can repair and rebuild with a professional mindset through and through.

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Our Clients Say.

***** (five stars) – Loved it!  “Hire them! The team at Johnston Masonry is just awesome.  They worked with us to re-engineer what turned out to be a major structural issue in our walk-out basement.  The masons were hard-working and skilled, as well as considerate and friendly. The management was excellent, communicating fully and problem-solving with us along the way.  We also hired them to do stonework repair on our fireplace mantle, which required special matching of stone. We are so pleased with and grateful for their work.”

The Zaks