A retaining wall made of stone can be preferred to create dramatic changes in elevation. The wall is easy and quick to build, and is strong enough to hold soil in place. It is a really important feature because without the soil underneath will erode away causing heaving, buckling and uneven landscaping – which is not what you want.
Sometime retaining walls are an optional design choice to create raised terraces and seating areas. Other times they are required to guarantee a foundations structure. When choosing your landscaping contractor consider our experience and knowledge when it comes to knowing if a retaining wall is required. If a retaining wall is required because of the grade/slope there are ways to make it a feature of your yard. We recommend turning it into a water feature, turning it into a fireplace, installing LED lighting system, add seating to the wall, or add steps into the wall.
Retaining Walls Provide a Simple Solution. You do not have to take out a hill or level the entire garden to create the desired landscape. Retaining walls are environmentally friendly and can be used to serve different purposes. Also, you may not realize that basement walls can also be retaining walls, and that retaining walls have been and still are used in hillside farming.
They Are Affordable. The installation of a retaining wall can be carried out at an affordable cost. Compared to other landscaping options, retaining walls are cheaper, easier to install, and timesaving. Not to mention, the environmental impact is minimal.