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While building a new hillside retaining wall it’s discovered there’s also a problem with the support under a section of the patio…

How one general contractor in Los Angeles discovered a support issue under a section of the home owners patio while building a new retaining wall and what he did about it.

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One tip that can insure a hillside retaining wall stays level, stays straight, and stays where you built it for as long as possible…

Here’s a simple tip for retaining walls that can save any general contractor in Los Angeles or any where else for that matter a lot of headaches. It always blows me away how many people lose sight of the important … Continue reading

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How we tripled the square footage of a Los Angeles hillside home remodel, plus turned the hillside into a sky yard floating 30 feet above the street…

Check out our video to see how this Los Angeles general contractor turned what started as a one story house on a hill with no backyard, into a cascading, custom three level home with a grass backyard floating 30 feet … Continue reading

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The first sign of hillside erosion isn’t a big deal, and it’s often ignored, until suddenly you see your patio is threatened and your house is next…

It’s easy to turn a blind eye to the early stages of hillside erosion, expecially if you can’t really see the problem. As in this case, where a water pipe was leaking under the patio softening up the soil around … Continue reading

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How to double the life of a wood retaining wall with just a little more work and a few extra bucks…

We can’t believe how many times we’re been called in to look at failing wood retaining walls that had gone south well before their time. If only they had been built right in the first place, the owners could of … Continue reading

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