Allan Block Retaining

There is an incredibly easy way to upgrade your property with well-defined outdoor spaces. Allan Block and Lock-N-Load retaining walls have become increasingly popular among our customers in Duncan and the Cowichan Valley due to their durability and versatility. These walls can be used in a variety of settings, from residential homes to commercial properties, and are an attractive option for those looking to enhance their outdoor spaces.

Despard Contracting Retaining Walls

Retaining walls serve a critical role in landscaping and construction, offering a multifaceted solution to several outdoor challenges. Primarily, they are essential for preventing soil erosion, controlling rainwater runoff, and providing flood management, especially in areas with uneven terrain. Beyond their functional benefits, retaining walls significantly enhance the aesthetic appeal of a landscape. They create opportunities for more dynamic and engaging outdoor spaces, allowing for the introduction of tiered gardens, seating areas, and other landscape features. Additionally, retaining walls can increase usable land area by converting steep slopes into terraced levels, making space for patios, playgrounds, or gardens. Constructed from various materials, including concrete blocks, stones, and wood, retaining walls offer durability and longevity, ensuring they contribute both beauty and stability to any property for years to come.

Advantages of Allan Block Retaining Walls

At Despard Contracting, we specialize in the design and construction of Allan Block retaining walls, offering an innovative solution for managing uneven terrains and enhancing landscape aesthetics. Allan Block retaining walls are renowned for their versatility, durability, and ease of installation, making them the perfect choice for both residential and commercial properties looking to tackle sloping land or prevent soil erosion effectively. These retaining walls not only provide essential structural support for varying elevations but also add a visually appealing element to any outdoor space. Utilizing a variety of styles and colors, Allan Block can seamlessly integrate with any landscape design, transforming challenging terrains into functional and attractive outdoor areas. At Despard Contracting, our commitment to quality and precision ensures that every Allan Block retaining wall we construct stands as a testament to our expertise, enhancing the beauty and safety of your property.

Advantages of Lock-N-Load Retaining Walls

At the heart of “Lock n Load” retaining walls is a two-part system designed for simplicity and strength. This innovative approach involves modular blocks that lock together, forming a robust barrier against soil erosion and land slippage. The system is not only practical but also aesthetically versatile, allowing for a range of designs that complement any landscape. 

Contact Despard Contracting to learn more about how we can help you realize your dream of a beautiful outdoor space.

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The Projects Requirements

A large custom home in Cowichan Valley required a retaining wall that could support a geogrid over 4ft tall. The homeowner also wanted to create a lower patio for sun lounging and the addition of two sets of stairs leading down to a pool deck and sports court.

The Solution

The solution was an Allan Block wall that tied in nicely with the home’s aesthetic while also providing functional support as a retaining wall.

The design consisted of three sections: the main patio around the home, grand stairs leading down to the lower patio for sun lounging, and another set of stairs leading down to the pool deck and sports court area. The Allan Block retaining wall was able to handle all three sections with ease, providing the necessary support while also enhancing the overall beauty of the landscape.

Additional Advantages

Allan Block retaining walls are durable. Made from strong materials that can withstand harsh weather conditions, these walls provide a long-lasting solution for your landscaping needs. They are also low maintenance, requiring little upkeep beyond occasional cleaning.
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Sizes & Styles To Suit Your Aesthetic

Allan Block retaining walls come in various sizes and styles, allowing you to choose the perfect option for your specific needs. Whether you want a classic look or something more modern, there is an Allan Block style that will suit your tastes.

Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Overall, Allan Block retaining walls are an excellent choice for anyone looking to enhance their outdoor space in the Cowichan Valley. With their durability, versatility, and attractive appearance, these walls provide a long-lasting solution that will add both beauty and functionality to your landscape.

Adding Value To Your Property

In addition to their practical benefits, Allan Block retaining walls can also add value to your property. Their attractive appearance can make your outdoor space more appealing and inviting, which can be especially beneficial if you plan on selling your home in the future.
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