Get Ready For Rain: Signs Your Retaining Wall Needs Repairs

Get Ready For Rain: Signs Your Retaining Wall Needs Repairs

22 May 2023
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If you have retaining walls in your yard, you need to watch for damage. If your retaining wall gets damaged, it can't provide the protection you need. That means your property could flood. Unfortunately, most people don't know how to locate problems with their retaining walls. That's where this information comes into the picture. Read the list below. If you see any of these problems with your retaining wall, schedule repairs as soon as you can. 

Your Retaining Wall Has Erosion

If you're worried about your retaining wall, now's the time to check the foundation. If your retaining wall is failing, water can leak under the foundation. If that happens, soil can erode from around the wall. Unfortunately, that puts your property at risk of flooding and water damage. If you see soil erosion under your retaining wall, call for repairs right away. 

Your Retaining Wall Has Cracks

If you want to protect your property, inspect your retaining wall for cracks. Your retaining wall can develop cracks, especially around the mortar joints. Unfortunately, if your retaining wall develops cracks, it's more likely to leak. Plus, cracks can spread apart. When they do, soil can break through the cracks. That's why you should inspect your retaining wall about once a month. If you see any cracks, call a contractor. They can take care of the repairs for you. 

Your Retaining Wall Isn't Level

If your retaining wall isn't level, don't wait for repairs. There are a couple of issues that can stop your retaining wall from being level. First, your retaining wall could be sinking into the soil. Second, your retaining call could be leaning. Both issues can lead to serious problems for your retaining wall and your property. As soon as you notice that your retaining wall is sinking or leaning, call for repairs. 

Your Retaining Wall Is Bulging

If you're getting ready for the rainy season, now's the time to inspect your retaining wall. If you can see bulges in the surface of your wall, don't wait to call for repairs. Those bulges are a sign that pressure is building up behind your retaining walls. If the pressure builds up too much, your retaining wall will collapse. If that happens during a rainstorm, your property could flood. You could also face mudslides. Protect your property and call for repairs as soon as your retaining wall starts bulging from the pressure.

For more information on retaining wall repair, contact a professional near you.

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