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Do You Need a Retaining Wall?

By Whirl Construction (516 words)
Posted in Retaining Walls/Pavers on December 29, 2015

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You may not have noticed them before – but there are retaining walls almost everywhere that you look. In school play areas, in terraced backyards, and even in ancient farming cultures! Retaining walls are added to create flat landscaped surfaces where there wasn’t any before.

Retaining walls can make you outdoor area not only much more usable, practical and beautiful than it currently is but they can also add property value to your home So do you need a retaining wall? Here are some of the occasions where a retaining wall is the best solution for your outdoor area.

You’d like some landscaping

Retaining walls with various little terraces built in can be very aesthetically pleasing. If your garden is looking boring and flat, retaining walls are a great way to make your garden or front lawn more beautiful.

Your property slopes down to one area

If your property is sloping, then you should put in a retaining wall. For steeper slopes, it is better for gardens to be tiered into flat surfaces to prevent trips and falls.

You’ve removed a below-ground swimming pool

Rather than fill in the space where your pool once was with dirt, why not build an amphitheater type area into your garden? An entertaining area down below with retaining wall seating surrounding it is a great idea for garden parties.

Your property is on a hill

If your property is located on a hill, then you have the perfect area to add in retaining walls. Tier your property into “stepped” areas like those terraces of years gone by. You can mix it up and have some as garden beds, some as paved areas, and some as grassed.

Large streams of rainwater run down your property

Don’t let all that water go to waste! If you find streams of water running down your property, then you will likely end up with one very muddy area and some areas that hardly catch the water at all due to run-off. Adding retaining walls to create flat surfaces ensures the water does not run off like it currently does.

You’d like some outdoor seating

Why get an outdoor table and chairs when you can add in some beautiful, natural seating into your outdoor area? Even if you have a flat yard, you can bring in some soil and add an elevated platform, or platforms, in your yard that are seat height. You can either pave or add grass, or add in wooden seating. Finish with some outdoor cushions and you’re good to go.

There are many other advantages of adding a retaining wall to your yard. An aesthetically pleasing addition to any property, retaining walls and pavers are also highly practical, particularly if your property is suffering from soil erosion, water run-off, or just a dirty big hole in the middle of the grounds.

Increase your property value and add an extra entertaining area by adding a retaining wall/paver to your home!

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humzachowdhry posted on: January 1, 2016

This is a great post that was well thought out and written well.

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