Case Studies

DBS Case Studies: Retaining Wall Repair in Afton, MN.

Friday, October 12th, 2018 by Alexa Hilger-Sawochka


Our client called DBS looking to repair failing retaining walls in their home in Afton, MN. Retaining walls are generally meant to hold back soil and work with a drastic change in the ground level on homeowners property, however, when the retaining wall begins to fail, it defeats its purpose. A failing retaining wall doesn’t work well in creating a usable outdoor space with the elevation change and prevention or erosion. DBS works to create a proposal that helps keep a stable retaining wall. It’s important that the whole house works together safely to form it’s retaining wall, but water and foundation damages can occur when the retaining wall begins to fail. We can address all these problems to bring your home back to equilibrium, similar to this home in Afton, MN.


DBS went to the site to see the retaining walls and work with the clients to find a solution. After seeing the failing walls, we concluded that the house would need foundation repair and waterproofing services. The house needed maintenance on the foundation to repair the retaining walls. DBS wanted to make sure the home was sturdy for our clients and we worked to repair their retaining walls, following with our waterproofing service to keep the household dry.

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