Sometimes, if you want the job done right, you just have to do it yourself. That’s what Mike Smith decided when he arrived at University of Wisconsin-Stout four years ago to take over as campus grounds supervisor.
In terms of cost, aesthetics and design flexibility, VERSA-LOK segmental retaining wall units could be your most effective solution the next time you find yourself in a tight spot.
Segmental retaining walls (SRWs) taller than 4 feet typically require soil reinforcement. The most cost-effective way to retain soil in these situations is with a geogrid-reinforced retaining wall—where grid is an option.
A popular outdoor amphitheatre on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) got a new lease on life last year when crumbling limestone seating tiers were replaced with VERSA-LOK seat walls and integrated stairs.
Segmental retaining wall systems are one of the most versatile tools available to the do-it-yourself landscaper. Besides traditional walls designed to hold back soil, these innovative systems also can be used to build a whole array of landscaping features.
The crackle of a campfire, the aroma of roasting hot dogs, crisp fresh air and a starry sky overhead. Sound like camping? With a little imagination and a modest landscaping investment, it could be your back yard.