Retaining walls, which are stone walls that are built into your landscape, are commonly seen in sloped landscapes and can be quite aesthetically pleasing, however what many people don’t know is that retaining walls are actually an extremely functional part of landscape design. Here are some reasons why retaining walls are important.
Retaining walls are designed to work against gravity. If your home is built on even the slightest slope, soil can fall away from your foundation, causing your landscape to erode over time. This erosion can potentially damage the structure of your home, creating big problems for you and your wallet. To prevent this, retaining walls decrease the angle of the slope and hold soil in place so that your home doesn’t fall victim to land erosion.
More Land Area
A retaining wall is a great way to get more use out of your sloped land. They are used frequently for gardening to provide a homeowner with more flat ground to plant flowers and other greenery. The walls offer functional partitions between open grass and gardens, as well as offer unique layers to a landscape.
Finally, you can make the most of your retaining wall if you transform it into a functional seating area. You can add cushions to the ledge or have a bench installed against the wall to create a more cozy space.
Overall retaining walls are extremely beautiful and an eye catching addition to landscape design, especially when constructed by a skilled and trained professional.
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