Taming Billy Goat Hill
A homeowner in Apple Valley, Minn., had an unusable hill in her backyard. The top of the hill, however, had gardens and a fire pit that she wanted a way to safely access for her family. Plus, mowing the hill was out of the question.
Using the VERSA-LOK Standard retaining wall system and Willow Creek Paving Stone pavers for the landings, Devine Hardscapes transformed a backyard with a steep slope into a much more accessible, usable space.
The goal of the project was not just to control the slope, that was more than 3-1, and hold the hill back, but also to correct the conditions that were causing water to seep through the home’s foundation wall and flood the basement.