If you are working with a landscaping company to transform your yard, they may recommend that a retaining wall be put into place. Many people have seen a retaining wall but do not fully understand what it is, why it is used and how it can transform your outdoor landscaping.
What is a Retaining Wall?
A retaining wall is generally constructed to retain or hold back soil. It is built on sloped areas, preventing soil and dirt from sliding and shifting when it gets wet. This helps to make the space behind the retaining wall usable. A retaining wall is often tiered, providing you with many different levels that can be used for planting.
What Materials Can a Retaining Wall Be Made From?
Retaining walls can be made from bricks, blocks or concrete. While concrete typically costs more than bricks or blocks, more and more people are choosing this option. Many decorative techniques can be used on poured concrete to make it look unique and more appealing. It can be colored, textured or stamped. This helps the wall to fit in with your landscaping, instead of standing out. Additionally, this helps to lend style and design to the wall itself, which can be used to make it a feature of an outdoor space.
How Can a Retaining Wall Transform Your Landscape?
First, it can be used to stabilize dirt and soil. This helps to prevent a mudslide in your outdoor space. Second, once dirt and soil are stabilized, it can provide you with usable space. You can then use this space to decorate or plant. Third, the wall itself can become a feature of your outdoor space, adding character and design.
Do you have a sloped part of your yard that is currently unusable? Installing a concrete wall can help remedy that solution, providing you with usable space. Contact us at Custom Concrete, Inc. today to set up a consultation.