Oftentimes, the main reason a retaining wall is installed is for structural support. They are a protective structure, before anything else. It helps keep soil in place. Typically, this is necessary in a space where landscapes feature small hills. These walls act as a barrier to prevent soil from eroding. Soil erosion is a major problem and wind and water can both be found responsible. Unless you have lots of trees and shrubs to keep the land in place, you should probably consider a retaining wall. Retaining walls also prevent sink holes. Plus, you definitely don’t want the eye sore that dirt piles and hills create, so they can help with those, too!
Retaining walls also provide necessary flood control. Channels and drain pipes can be installed during construction to provide the means necessary for flood control.
Retaining walls also give you the option of terracing. Terracing allows for creating functional space for planting instead of wasting space, eaten up by hills and mounds. Terracing also allows you to show off gardens and patios more prominently. You can even use retaining walls when constructing a patio to protect the area around it and add more definition to the patio.
Aesthetics are another big reason to install retaining walls. Retaining walls can be very attractive structures and have so many options for the height and materials used, which can transform their look. The contrast between a natural landscape and stone or brick can do so much for the look of your yard. A retaining wall can even be used as additional seating, if installed at the right height.
With so many options for customizing the size, shape, and material of your wall, you are bound to love the result. Keeping your yard in tip-top shape will do wonders for how you use your yard. Because of all this, not only will you love your home more, if you ever choose to sell it, your retaining walls will increase the value of the home. A well-installed retaining wall is a huge selling point in the real-estate world.
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