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Retaining Walls and Fire Pits in Orlando FL

Something is very attractive about outdoor living spaces, and we at Orlando Concrete Services are happy to offer our concrete services for fire pits and walls. We have created the most amazing effects on properties in Orlando, Florida; with our ability to design and set up the best open spaces for all of our clients.

Fire Pits
Fire Pits are an incredible way of adding a view to the environment and become a focus point of the garden of any home when concrete fire pits are installed by Orlando Concrete Services. To match your style and complement the structure, we make sure that fire pits blend well into the surroundings of your home and garden. Fire pits are generally not very large but we can build them according to your needs. Fire pits of various forms are also installed upon request. Fire pits add your home value as well. But also with a fire pit in your backyard, you spend more time with your family enjoying your fire pit and also the night outdoors. A fireplace is also perfect to entertain friends at your home.

Retaining Walls for Fire Pits
Orlando Concrete Services not only builds impressive fire pits, but we also build safe fire pits. We do this by building a retaining wall for your fire pit. Retaining walls need to meet certain standards and therefore should be built by professionals. Our concrete contractors are skilled and have been building retaining walls and fire pits for years! Retaining walls for a fire pit is essential when you have open flames; such as a fire pit. A retaining wall will make sure that everyone is kept at a safe distance from the open flames. A retaining wall will also make sure that the fire is contained in one area, which means it is easier to extinguish and keep everyone and your home safe.

How We Build Retaining Walls and Fire Pits?
Orlando Concrete Services will first come to your home once you have contacted us. From there we will decide on the best location for your fire pit, this area needs to be a distance away from your house, and away from overhanging trees. We will then prepare the foundation if you don't have an existing paved area. Our contractors will then mark out the area for your fire pit; we will then start laying the retaining wall blocks. Once the desired height is reached, then we start with the finishing touches and then place your steel fire pit in the center of your retaining walls. Always keep a safe distance between the backs of the blocks and the open flame.

Is a Fire Pit Worth It?
Orlando Concrete Services believes that a fire pit will be beneficial to you and your family because you will spend countless hours enjoying your fire pit with your family and friends. A well-built fire pit will add so much value to your home as well because it is an entertainment area that is added to your home. Our rates are also so affordable meaning that your decision to build a fire pit will be one that you are completely satisfied with.

The Numerous Advantages of Having a Retaining Wall

A retaining wall is a landscaping structure made of rocks, concrete blocks, or other materials that helps to retain the soil behind it. Although garden retaining walls are built for practical reasons, when perfectly integrated with your existing landscape design, they can add to the aesthetics of your property. They are an excellent way to increase the value of your home and can be built with high-quality materials at a reasonable cost.

Types of Materials

  • For practical reasons, segmental retaining wall blocks are the most common. There are numerous options for appearance and style. It is critical to choose the appropriate block for the application.

  • Natural stone is typically used for smaller walls and has a natural appearance. A natural stone dry stack wall is an excellent accent in any landscape.

  • Concrete walls will not be attractive, but they will be functional. Covering the concrete wall with veneer is an excellent way to improve its appearance.

Advantages of Installing a Retaining Wall

Retaining walls get their name from the fact that they keep the soil behind them in place. Retaining walls are especially useful when there are two different levels of soil on each side. Retaining walls can be constructed from wood, stones, bricks, or concrete. Retaining walls are excellent for residential use, and they can provide numerous advantages. The following are some of the advantages of installing a retaining wall in your backyard:

  • Improve Overall Property Value. Adding and customizing a garden retaining wall can improve the overall aesthetics and property value. It is a simple and effective way to add versatility to your living space. If you intend to sell your home in the future, this landscaping feature will give you an advantage over other properties.

  • Protect your Home’s Foundation. A retaining wall's primary function is to keep soil in place. Retaining walls prevent soil movement, particularly that caused by flowing water. Without retaining walls, the soil is washed away with the water, causing erosion and, in the worst-case scenario, landslides. Retaining walls can help protect your home's foundation when there is a lot of rainwater, especially if your house is built on a slope. Without retaining walls, the soil on which your house stands may be washed away gradually, causing your home's foundation to become weak over time. Retaining walls can keep soil from washing away, allowing it to stay in place. Retaining walls can also fortify your landscape, preventing potholes and pits from forming.

  • Durable and Low Maintenance. Garden retaining walls are an excellent investment in landscaping structures. They are made of tough materials and can withstand harsh weather conditions. You will save money and time by not having to repair or replace your wall. Furthermore, they require very little maintenance.

  • Incredibly Useful. A properly built retaining wall can withstand heavy weights and is functional. It is easy to install and will help hold back water or earth for a long time with little maintenance. They can also assist you in creating attractive and space-saving vertical gardens.

  • Eco-Friendly. Retaining walls are a green option because they cause little disruption to natural vegetation and help reduce stormwater runoff. They are typically made of sustainable materials that are inexpensive, long-lasting, and blend in with your home's natural surroundings.

  • Optimal Space Utilization. Tiered garden retaining walls are a great way to increase the size of your property. To add more color to your landscape, use them as a base for small planters.

  • Prevent Erosion. Extensive erosion can wash away fertilizers, create sinkholes, and destroy your landscape, resulting in costly damage. A retaining wall can help keep your plants in place and reduce erosion.

Orlando Concrete Services is a leading concrete company that offers exceptional services to homeowners and business owners. We have the resources, experience, and expertise to assist you in creating and maintaining a high-quality property. If you want to install a retaining wall on your property, our team can provide customized solutions that meet your needs and deliver the desired results on time and within budget. We will assist you in selecting the best materials and determining the best location for the retaining wall to maximize the benefits. Call us today for more information on our garden retaining walls and landscaping services!

The Numerous Advantages of Having an Outdoor Fire Pits

A fire pit is a great way to add something unique to your backyard or outdoor patio. It provides warmth and much more. If you spend a lot of time outside, there are numerous reasons to have one installed.

  • Improve Your Yard’s Visual Appeal. Outdoor fire pits are more than just places to safely light a fire; they are also decorative features. A pit can be the focal point of your outdoor decor or an accent that complements other features, depending on where you place it and the design you choose. You have options for every yard and aesthetic use with so many designs available.

  • Create Ambiance for Romantic Evenings. Fire pits can help create a romantic ambiance for evenings with your special someone as part of their visual appeal. Sitting outside as the sun sets on a warm evening naturally draws couples together, resulting in special moments of conversation and sharing. Spend that time together in front of a fire to make the experience even more memorable.

  • Provide Warmness on Cool Nights. The warmth of a fire can increase how much you can use your backyard in the spring and fall. When cool temperatures drive people indoors for warmth, the heat emitted by a fire provides insulation against chills. Early and late in the season, family, friends, and your special someone will all be more willing to visit around the fire pit.

  • Give Light Late Into the Night. The glow of the flames and coals will provide just the right amount of light as people gather around the fire pit. When all the ceiling lights and lamps are one, you won't be able to see as much as you can inside because the ambiance will be ruined. You will, however, be able to see people's faces, nearby objects, and the ground you walk on. Of course, the light from a fire can be easily adjusted to meet your needs. If you want a few more shadows, let the flames die down and rely on the glow of the coals, or build the flames up to get more light that extends further out from the pit. The brightness of the lighting is entirely up to you and can be changed at any time.

  • Substitute For a Grill. You can use your wood-burning fire pit to cook hot dogs, kebabs, or foil-wrapped packages of meat or vegetables in addition to toasting s'mores. Simply place a removable grill rack on top.

  • Prevent Bugs From Pestering You. Make a fire during the evening hours, when insects are most active, to keep them away in two ways. For starters, any smoke produced will cause insects to flee because they dislike flying in it. Sit on either side of any smoke generated, and you shouldn't get any bugs from that side. Second, and more importantly, the fire's flames will draw nearby insects away from you and toward the fire. On buggy nights, there will be many insects flying around the flames, but they will not touch you because they will stay close to the fire. This is a benefit that applies regardless of whether or not there is smoke present or where you sit.

  • Raise Your Property’s Value. When it comes time to sell your home, having an outdoor fire pit will make it more appealing. Fireplaces and fire pits are the third-most-popular outdoor feature, so having one will increase interest in a property immediately. Because outdoor fireplaces and fire pits add value to residential properties, this interest leads to higher sale prices. An outdoor fireplace can often increase the value of a home by $1,000 to $5,000.

Fire pits provide benefits other than simply warming you up. Whether you want to curl up and listen to a relaxing crackle under the stars, or roast marshmallows with your closest friends and family, a fire pit is a welcome addition to any backyard. Are you thinking about adding a fire pit to your backyard or outdoor kitchen? Inquire with Orlando Concrete Services about having one installed on your property. If you're ready to enjoy the benefits of a fire pit in your backyard, Orlando Concrete Services is sure to have what you're looking for.

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