If you have been to a home or business and seen beautiful walls on the property, chances are there is more to them than meets the eye. While retaining walls can be quite decorative, they also have the ability to help your property with erosion. Erosion is a potentially dangerous natural occurrence where soil slides and shifts over time. Walls can keep this soil in place, protecting your property from unsightly and sometimes even harmful shifts in the landscape. Learn more about the many benefits of these structures below.
Here are some of the most common reasons to schedule retaining wall installation.
- Erosion Control on Hills
If you have a slope where erosion happens quite often, a retaining wall can minimize the effects of this.
- Water Runoff Control
Sometimes during rain storms, the flow of rainwater can flush away soil from vital areas of your landscape. Properly designed retaining walls can direct this water better.
- Create More Usable Spaces on Your Property
Retaining walls can turn sloping, difficult terrains into usable spaces by levelling them off. Make the sloped areas into your property level and keep them that way with retaining walls.
- Seating Options
If you have outside events, retaining walls can be modern and attractive seating options for your guests. Many clients put cushions on their walls and make them into faux benches.