Building a retaining wall will improve the look of your yard, but these walls also serve functional purposes. There are a variety of materials that can be used to build a retaining wall, with concrete, stone and wood being the most popular options. You will also have to be conscious of how tall your wall will be, as some communities have restrictions on the height of retaining walls. Working with an experienced landscape company such as Horizon Landscape will help you get your project off to the best start.
What are the Benefits to Building a Retaining Wall?
Retaining walls protect against erosion. They hold back soil that is unstable and prevent the ground from washing away. If you live in an area where the land is not flat, retaining walls can add more function to your space. They can redirect surface flow and provide you with more useable space for planting flowers and shrubs. If your yard is prone to mudslides, retaining walls will prevent these mishaps from occurring. Of course, you can’t overlook the most obvious benefits of retaining walls, which include their beauty and structure that they deliver to all backyard spaces.
One of the best aspects to retaining walls is that there is no one right way to install them. Therefore, you can let your creativity shine through as you encircle your entire property with a retaining wall or place the walls around your garden and flower beds. And if you live in a community where the neighbors are always competing for the best looking yard, a retaining wall will add instant brilliance and splendor to a once ordinary space.
Which Materials are Best?
Stone is the most aesthetically pleasing material to use, and because of its natural beauty, you can expect that no two stones will look the same. Stone is the most visually appealing and also carries strong durability for years of lasting performance. Concrete blocks are also very attractive and can be done quickly thanks to their individual pieces that are stacked on top of each other. Although many people think concrete is best for commercial uses, once you see the variety of shapes, colors and sizes, you’ll be surprised at just how lovely concrete bricks are.
Consider StoneMakers products that are made from solid concrete. These products are strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing. They’re easy to install and cost a fraction of the price of other retaining wall materials. A project can be easily completed in a day, leaving your backyard beautiful and unique.
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