Have you or your lawn care company noticed excessive water runoff in your yard this season? Is your home downhill from soil fault lines or is your foundation shifting? As a homeowner, if you are experiencing any of these issues, then a retaining wall is a great solution to any or all of these problems.
Retaining walls are installed against a hillside and can be built using a number of materials, including timber, cement blocks, poured concrete or natural stone. Aside from saving your property from an expensive repair down the road, investing in a retaining wall has it’s benefits.
3 Benefits to Installing a Retaining Wall
- Increase usable space. For homeowners who have a sloped or sunken yard, it can be difficult to use and enjoy your space. Building a retaining wall involves carving out a portion of that hill or slope as well as filling in sunken spaces in order to create a flat surface upon which to build a patio or garden.
- Decrease runoff. Although your yard needs water to thrive, sometimes there is too much of a good thing. Water in large amounts can be detrimental to a sloped yard. Pooling or runoff can occur and end up removing the topmost layer of soil, taking with it flowers, shrubs and even large trees. Retaining walls can manage this runoff. Premier Landscape can also install a state-of-the-art drainage system to collect water and remove it from your property.
- Additional seating. There’s nothing better than having an aspect of your yard that serves two purposes. A retaining wall is a great hardscaping feature to have that serves to protect your soil as well as provide seating for friends and family. Our hardscape design company will sit down with you to discuss design plans in order to make your retaining wall look as if its a part of the rest of your outdoor space.
Looking to make better use of your outdoor space? Contact Premier Landscape today for a free project estimate!