Retaining wall pins are integral to the strength and structural integrity of retaining walls. Unlike unmortared stone retaining walls that rely on gravity to remain sturdy, many kinds of block walls use retaining pins to keep the wall straight and strong.
Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about retaining wall pins and what they’re used for.
The insights in this blog post come from the expert retaining wall contractors here at New Life Rockeries. If you are considering having a retaining wall installed in your landscape, contact our team at (866) 752-1283.
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What Are Retaining Wall Pins Used For?
Retaining wall pins are used to increase the strength of your block retaining wall and to help improve the alignment of your blocks during construction.
There are a number of different types of retaining wall pins including straight pins, shouldered pins, alignment pins, and steel retaining wall pins. The kind of retaining wall pins you use will determine durability levels as well as which benefits are included.
What Are Keystone Retaining Wall Pins?
Keystone retaining wall pins are a brand of pins that enable you to have greater design flexibility, improved structural integrity, and save you time due to their simple installation.
Keystone retaining wall pins are extremely resilient and resistant to the weather — making them ideal to use in retaining walls.
What Are the Benefits Of Retaining Wall Pins?
Are there benefits to using retaining wall pins over other retaining wall methods? Retaining wall pins offer a wide variety of advantages, including:
- Reinforcement and strengthening of your retaining wall.
- Pins are weather-proof, helping your wall withstand wet conditions.
- Retaining wall pins are simple to install, making the job easier for beginners.
- Improved wall appearance due to the reduction of unsightly corners and gaps.
- Ensures that your retaining wall is properly aligned and straight.
If you are considering having a pin system retaining wall installed at your residence, one thing to keep in mind is that not all block retaining walls are compatible with pin systems, so always make sure that the block retaining wall you choose to have installed is compatible with a pin system before moving on to the installation process.
Get In Touch With a Retaining Wall Contractor Today
Whether your retaining wall is in need of a little makeover or you don’t yet have a retaining wall but would like to have one installed, get in touch with New Life Rockeries today.
Here at New Life Rockeries, we’ve spent the last 30-years bringing beauty and life to Pacific Northwest landscapes. We offer retaining wall services and would be more than happy to offer you an estimate for how much your retaining wall installation will cost.
All of our retaining walls are built with quality materials and quality techniques. We make retaining walls that improve the functionality and appearance of your landscape.
To learn more about our retaining wall services or landscaping team, give New Life Rockeries a call at (866) 752-1283 or reach us using our online contact form here.