A retaining wall does not just have to be a structural eyesore. A retaining wall is a structure used to stabilize sloping ground and hold it in place. The wall is also used to prevent movement of the ground and any associated soil erosion. A retaining wall has to be big and sturdy enough to hold back the soil and redistribute the forces caused by the sloping ground.
Since the retaining wall will become part of the landscape, working with a landscape design company can help it enhance the look of the landscape as well as stabilize the sloping ground. Adding plants and other garden features around the wall can blend your wall into your landscape. In this way the retaining wall will be able to do its job and be aesthetically pleasing.
Retaining walls can be built out of various materials including stone, concrete, and wood. Each material has advantages and drawbacks in given situations, and that’s why it is best to consult a professional when contemplating building a retaining wall. Generally, if a wall is more than knee high or a few courses in height, the best thing is to call an expert to help with the design and construction of the structure.
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