Moving into new developments is always challenging. The developers haven’t quite finished grading and developing the lay of the community, and sometimes your neighbor’s house has not even been built yet. In short, things can change quickly. Our clients in a new development in Bel Air found this out first-hand. Owning one of the first houses built on the block, they didn’t know what their yard would look like once final grading was complete. Well, the developer finished final grade and that’s when our phone rang… “We have no yard!” the client said. We met the client a day or two later to see what “no yard” meant. He was right, they had approximately 20 feet of flat yard to play in, but the backyard was 70 feet to the property line.
Horizon worked with a structural engineer to create a wall that would stand the test of time and, most importantly, provide room for family fun for years to come. This segmental retaining wall was 7 feet tall by almost 100 linear feet. It required a structural engineer to draw up a set of plans so that Horizon could get the building permit from the local municipality. A vinyl privacy fence was installed on top as a barrier for the kids on the inside, as well as a privacy barrier from the outside.