Tackle a Sloping Front Yard

A Hill Doesn't Have To Be a Battle

When Tim and Karen Travitz recently moved into their beautiful new home in Millersburg, PA, they were absolutely thrilled with everything about it-with the exception of the big, ugly hill in their front yard.

Every time they drove into their driveway they knew they had to do something to improve the appearance. Ben Stoltzfus, sales manager of Goldglo Landscapes, came to their rescue with an Allan Block retaining wall. Goldglo Landscapes, located in Millersburg, PA has an excellent reputation for building durable, high-quality, attractively designed retaining walls and other hardscapes.

Several Goldglo employees have attended Allan Block Contractor Certification classes, and the company has been using Allan Block products produced by Nitterhouse Masonry Products, LLC, located in Chambersburg, PA, for over five years.

Terraced retaining walls in front yard

The 3-tiered retaining walls tamed the front yard slope and added areas for planting

Three walls to create a terraced application with shrubs and plants

Every time you pull into the driveway the new reaining walls and landscaping welcome you home

Terraced retaining walls in front yard

Ben met with the homeowners to discuss the design and to show them the various Allan Block products, shapes, and colors available. Allan Block offers a variety of styles from a classic cut stone look to an Old World appearance. They chose the AB Classic block in an Earth Tan color to complement their home and attached garage. It took Goldglo a little more than two weeks to install the handsome 3-tiered retaining walls. They started excavating the area from the bottom and worked their way to the top.

According to Ben Stoltzfus, "When you have a quality, affordable, beautiful product such as Allan Block, the designs are limited only by your own creativity. There's a unique solution for any type of wall the customer is looking for. Allan Block walls are possibly the easiest and fastest walls I've ever installed." Aside from aesthetics, there were several other reasons why the Travitz's wanted to build the retaining walls. The hill in the front not only looked unattractive, but it was difficult to mow and maintain, and created drainage problems.

The beautiful, permanent, new Allan Block 3-tiered retaining walls instantly solved all of these problems and added lots of curb appeal and color with the addition of a variety of plants, flowers and accent lighting. The Travitz’s love the finished product, from design, to construction, to the end result. Every time they pull into the driveway the Allan Block walls welcome them home.

"When you have a quality, affordable, beautiful product such as Allan Block, the designs are limited only by your own creativity." - Ben Stoltzfus, Goldglo Landscapes

Excerpt from Landscape Newsletter Issue #18