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Adelaide Rock Wall Builders

    Stone walls, retainer walls, and rock walls are not a thing of the past. They are still in use today, primarily as a decorative wall, or something to prevent your garden soil from eroding. Adelaide rock wall builders are the type of contractors you need if you want one.

    Today, we at Australian Construction will share some things you need to know about rock walls. In the end, you should be able to make an informed decision whether or not this is the best type of wall for your project.

    What is a rock wall? 

    Rock walls, also called stone walls, is a type of masonry that has been around for thousands of years. In ancient times, rocks were piled on top of each other after farmers cleared a parcel of land. Instead of just leaving the rocks, they decided to make use of it.

    As time passed by, people started using plaster and mortar to strengthen the walls. Today, there are specific concrete materials made for stone walls. Rock walls also served as a good wall for cities—they work great for fortification.

    In our age, stone walls are rarely used as walls for fortification. Most walls today are made of concrete. However, those who have a garden will benefit from it. In commercial areas like resorts, these walls are used for decorative purposes.

    How are rock walls made?

    So, how are rock walls made? Do we just pile the rocks?

    The first step in building a rock wall is to dig a trench. The width and depth of the trench will depend on how thick the wall is. After digging a trench, the next step is to compact the soil. This is done to ensure that the soil has no air pocket. If the soil is not compacted, the air pockets will compromise the integrity of the wall.

    After that, the contractor will lay the first layer of the rocks. The biggest rocks typically come first, and they are placed in specific positions, making sure that the layer is as flat as possible. Depending on the build, we will either use cement or plaster or mortar before we put the second layer.

    After we have piled the rocks, the last step is to backfill the soil. After backfilling, we still have to compact the soil again, as this makes the soil sturdier.

    How should you choose a rock wall contractor? 

    So, now that you know what goes on in building rock walls, the next logical step is to hire a contractor. There are so many contractors out there, and the last thing you want is to get burned.

    Here are our tips on the qualifications you should look for:

    License – you should only work with a contractor who is licensed by the government to operate. A license is an indication that the contractor understands the building code of Australia, and that he is bound to comply with these laws.

    If a contractor is licensed, it is also very likely that they are bonded and insured. A bond is a contract. It ensures that you will not lose your money if the contractor did not finish the job. Insurance, on the other hand, deals with accidents and other liabilities.

    We at Australian Construction are licensed. We have passed the expectations of the government, and our engineers are also licensed. You have the assurance that we are qualified for this job. Again, we cannot overemphasize that you should not work with contractors who are not licensed. You have no recourse if they did not finish the job, or if the wall they built is bad.

    Experience – the next thing you should look for is experience. We do not recommend hiring a contractor that has less than five years of experience in the industry. Experience allows a contractor to learn. If the contractor has completed dozens of projects, then your build is not experimental.

    The worst thing that can happen is for a new contractor to treat your project as an experiment where he will learn how to do it.

    We have been in operation for over 20 years. This has allowed us to gain knowledge and expertise that you will never get in books. We understand what kind of potential problems there will be, and we can preempt them, too.

    Reputation – a positive reputation is what you are looking for. Only work with contractors that finished the job, and those that delivered a structure that meets the demand of the owner. You can ask your friends and family for their input, and you can also ask other engineers.  

    Credibility – the last is credibility. Is the contractor reliable enough? Do they have the credentials to back up their claims? To find a reliable and credible contractor, you can go online and check for feedback. There are websites like Trust Pilot that you can count on. You can also check Facebook and other social media groups to find out if a contractor is credible.

    We suggest that you call several contractors. Use our checklist to pick several contractors. Get a quote, and then make a final shortlist of candidates. From there, you can decide who among them will give you the best value for your money.  

    Summary: Adelaide Rock Wall Builders

    Give us a call at Australian Construction if you need rock wall builders. We have been in the construction industry for many years, and we know the ropes. If you give us a call, one of our engineers will speak with you, and we will also schedule an ocular visit.

      Once we have discussed your needs, we will provide you with a price quote of the project, and then we can proceed from there. Apart from rock walls, we specialize in all facets of construction. We also have a positive reputation, and this is what allowed us to expand our business. We do not just offer our services in Adelaide, but also in other cities like Perth, Townsville, Darwin Melbourne, Sydney, and others.