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Enjoying Summer with Outdoor Living & SRWs

SRW, pool, outdoor living

    It’s that time of year again. Time to gather outside for long summer days and warm summer nights. Segmental retaining walls (SRWs) made from dry-cast concrete masonry have long been a part of quality design and ease of maintenance in the backyard business. It’s easy to see how …

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Homeowners Get Cooking with Outdoor Kitchens 

Outdoor Cooking — Simple, yet Stylish Outdoor cooking areas have been one of the hottest trends in residential landscape design, thanks in no small part to the versatility of segmental retaining wall systems (SRWs). They can range from a modest firepit to a full-blown outdoor kitchen that will rival the most …

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Why Hire an SRW Certified Contractor?

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  Certified installers who specialize in SRW installation are the best to install your segmental retaining wall. These specialized contractors can complete a high-quality job efficiently and safely because they have the right equipment, materials, skills and knowledge for the project. NCMA recommends always using NCMA Certified SRW Installers (or …

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SRW History Article Series: Durability

freeze-thaw, SRW

Success and growth in the landscape, commercial and transportation markets brought big production demands to the industry but also introduced a relatively new consideration for SRWs, freeze-thaw durability, to an otherwise proven product. The aggressive actions of expanding water during freeze-cycles and chemical attack has provided a challenge to all …

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A Harmonious Connection Thrives with CMU

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  After six years of construction, El Do is finally complete. This house is a one-level structure with a garage loft, located at La Jolla Shores in San Diego, CA. Even though this house has been totally renovated, its design story has not changed, and the floor plan remains intact. But, …

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