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Why Use A Retaining Wall

Posted On: 11 October

Retaining walls are a great way to increase the value of your property and can be constructed from high-quality materials at a reasonable price. Improperly installed retaining walls can bulge, crack, or lean and since most of the time these walls are solid engineering pieces it’s usually better to leave the retaining wall installation task to the experts. Typically retaining walls are made from rock, concrete blocks, or other materials to help retain the soil behind it. Garden retaining walls are usually built for practical purposes, but they can also be built to add to the aesthetics to the property.

Options for Retaining Wall Materials

When we think of retaining walls, usually concrete comes to mind but this is only one option. There are many materials that can be used to make an attractive retaining wall such as:

  • Boulders
  • Wood
  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Stone

You can use virtually any material to construct your retaining wall. Typically, a wall will be made of sustainable materials that are long lasting and that blend into your landscape.  When the wall is constructed properly it should be able to withstand heavy weights and be functional. This is an easy and effective way of adding versatility to the space around your house and will also add to your property value.

Uses for Retaining Walls

Retaining walls can be used to turn sloped areas into more usable space adding visual interest to a landscape while serving a functional purpose. They can provide environmental benefits by reducing the damage flash floods cause and protecting areas from saturation and soil erosion. Without a retaining wall to prevent these kinds of things, it is far more likely that you will need to do more maintenance, from fertilizing your lawn to counteract poor soil covering it to replanting your garden and flower beds. Retaining walls themselves are low-maintenance installations that can be put into place and basically forgotten about.

Use a Professional Service

It’s important to use a reputable service to build your retaining wall. A+ Lawn Care & Landscaping, Inc. have years of experience, and can help you create the perfect landscape with our wide range of services. Contact us today for a free quote.

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