Benefits of Retaining Wall Installation
Looking to spruce up your exterior with a beautiful yet supportive landscape design? A retaining wall might be exactly what you are in need of. Retaining walls exist for a number of different reasons whether it is to enhance the attractiveness of your yard or simply for a support to hold soil in place. No matter the reason for the installation of a retaining wall, numerous benefits will come along with it.
What is a Retaining Wall?
What is a retaining wall? A retaining wall is a structure that is designed to retain or hold the soil behind it. However, people use retaining walls for many diverse purposes. These include adding texture to the landscape, outdoor kitchen areas, or additional outdoor seating. Retaining walls are built from a number of different materials such as boulders, timber, concrete blocks, or bricks. Timber is used because its affordable. However, using wood for retaining walls is not always the best choice. The lifespan is much shorter than other more solid materials such as concrete. No matter the desired use or material, retaining walls beautify and add functionality to any yard.
Benefits of a Retaining Wall
With retaining walls come multiple benefits. Regardless of its intended purpose, retaining walls enhance any type of yard. Some of the benefits that come along with retaining walls include the following:
- Enhances the value of one’s home
- Supports soil and keeps it in place
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Helps prevent flooding
- Stabilize a sloped land
- Provides flat surfaces at elevated intervals
- Prevents sinkholes
- Reduces maintenance
- Prevents erosion
The benefits of retaining wall installation are endless. Additional benefits include that they are great additions when it comes to garden landscaping. They support wall portions of our houses, and they are easily incorporated into any patio setting. Retaining walls keep an area cool and shaded from the hot sun. Whether you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing or functional purpose, retaining walls fulfill either.
If you are interested in retaining wall installation, contact Heartwoods Landscaping today. We offer a wide variety of services from landscape design to seasonal maintenance. Contact us here.
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