Retaining walls add a level of sophistication and aesthetics to your exterior living space. Honestly, when done correctly, they really look nice. However, aside for looking nice, many people aren’t exactly sure what their purpose is.
Retaining walls are often found in places where extra support is needed to prevent the earth from moving downhill with erosion. The most basic function of a retaining wall is to battle gravity; the lateral force of the slope must be offset in the retaining wall’s design. That said, there are other specific benefits and advantages to having a retaining wall.
If your home is located on a slope, a retaining wall is the perfect option for keeping the ground from crumbling. Retaining walls can also add an element of beauty and elegance to your landscaping.
You can also protect your property from soil erosion and flood damage with a retaining wall. This is especially helpful if your landscaping doesn’t include a lot of trees and shrubs to help deflect wind and water.
While more natural landscaping, like hills and mounds, can be pretty in their own right, they also tend to eat up precious space and prove difficult to landscape. By creating terraces using a sequence of retaining walls, you can add more functional space to your yard which can then be used for planting.
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