Rammed earth is an ideal material for retaining walls. It blends naturally with the surroundings, especially when the rammed earth material comes from the site itself. Retaining wall thickness ranges from 14″-18″ depending on wall height. They are engineered, built to last, and capped with stone. Walls can be straight, curved, faceted, stepped, or staggered. With such design flexibility, durability and function rammed earth makes an ideal material for retaining wall construction.
Garden walls are used to create outdoor rooms, spaces, or run along borders for privacy. A rammed earth garden/privacy wall is a durable, beautiful screen blocking sounds and prying eyes. Once plants start growing on and in front it melts seamlessly with the background. Garden walls have all the design flexibility of retaining walls.
Columns are simple classy additions to a garden landscape. They can be used to line walkways, define outdoor spaces, used to support trellising for pergolas and more. They can be built in a range of shapes including square, round, tapered and more. Rammed earth construction material imbues a natural quality and durability to all your landscape features.
Fountains / Water Features / Grottos
Rammed earth retaining walls or garden walls can be built to include coves or grottos to house delightful water features for your enjoyment. The sound of water splashing can be comforting on a hot day and drown out background sounds. The design flexibility and durability inherent in rammed earth construction makes it an ideal medium for including water features in your plans.
Rammed earth is an ideal material for building outdoor kitchens. Kitchens can be free standing or integrated with a retaining wall, incorporating a pergola for shade and can include many pleasurable features like fireplaces, water features, pizza ovens and more. The design flexibility and durability of the material produces beautiful, functional spaces that can be enjoyed for generations.
Rammed Earth Builders has extensive experience building each of these landscape oriented home enhancements. We have worked closely with landscape designer Gary Ratway of Integrated Designs for more than a decade, and look forward to talking with you about your project.