Retaining Walls: What do they do?

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Retaining walls are essential for homes with sloped ground. Their designs are structured to allow for the slope to the soil, one that soil does not naturally stick to due to steepness. Basically, they are specialized walls that let your yard level out without avalanches of dirt collapsing onto your lawn.

You should not disregard the importance of retaining walls if your yard has a sloped landscape. Use them to prevent damage to your yard from erosion. Not only do they stop erosion, but they divert the flow of rainfall. This can help save your lawn from dying due to flooding and oversaturation. By installing retaining walls, you will stop yourself from wasting money on more costly restorative landscaping services in the future.

Although retaining walls are designed for utility, they also add aesthetic appeal to your yard. They can be made of more than just concrete. In addition to concrete, they can be made of classic brick, modern stone veneer, refreshingly natural boulders, and more. To create more complex designs, they can be coupled with beautiful garden landscapes, or even fountains. They can also include fixtures like lights.

Another benefit of these walls is the additional useable space that they add to your yard. By pushing back the sloped areas of your landscape, there is more room for things like pools, patios and activities. Even if more space is not your goal, retaining walls can turn a plain, dirt hill into a masterpiece. At S&J Scapes, we don’t just clean up your yard; we use landscaping to design a space where you and your family want to create memories. A place that makes you love spending time outside in your yard, and that makes you proud of owning your home when you host friends and family.

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