Terraced Plantable Retaining Wall Design
MagnumStone was chosen for an expansive residential development in the southwest region of Calgary Alberta, renowned as the Aspen Heights Calgary retaining wall. The large sweeping terraced walls wrap the southwest corner of the Aspen Heights development, raising the property and allowing for the construction of exquisite luxury homes.
MagnumStone’s Random Boulder Block Facing
The average home price is in the millions of dollars, therefore aesthetics were an important factor in selecting the proper retaining wall system. The MagnumStone random boulder face was chosen for it aesthetics and functionality, as the hollow core blocks allowed for creative engineering. Its plantable retaining wall design is comprised of terraces where shrubs are planted into the hollow core blocks. The top terrace has a fence built directly into the hollow core blocks to maximize use of this valuable land.
Growing Popularity of Plantable Retaining Wall Designs
The maximum height with all three terraces reaches a significant 26′ (8.0m). Filter fabrics were used for soil separation and washed rock for drainage in the hollow cores. The Aspen Heights plantable retaining wall design’s MagnumStone blocks offered flexibility for trees to be planted, which softens the look of this large concrete wall. A total of approximately 6,000 sq. ft. (557 sq. m.) of MagnumStone block face area was installed for this tremendous project.
Learn more about how to add tiered walls with more greenery to achieve beautiful aesthetics, lessen heat island effect and more by checking out MagnumStone’s plantable retaining wall designs.