You might know retaining walls as the old, wooden, ‘tie’ walls made from old railroad ties. These walls are not only outdated but they are unsafe; being soaked in a material to help prevent the wood from rotting. However, it has been determined that this chemical is not healthy to us and is also hard to dispose of. Retaining walls have come a long way and ‘SRW’ or ‘Segmental Retaining Walls’ have become the standard. The wall actually flexes and moves with the saturation and desaturation of the soil, meaning that when engineered correctly the wall will not fail or fall. Do you need a Retaining Wall? Read our next blog to find out!